There may not be a better way to celebrate Earth Day than planting a few trees. Thanks to $13,000 worth of trees donated from ENMAX, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton families may be doing just that in the near future.
“This is a real special gift for us,” said Alfred Nikolai, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton.
“Today is Earth Day so it’s very fitting that ENMAX, a company that’s really concerned for the environment, is donating something that is great for the environment. It’s a wonderful gift.”
Jacqueline Broverman, sponsorship and community investment specialist for ENMAX, said she was thrilled to be working with Habitat for Humanity to plant carbon dioxide-absorbing trees.
“This Earth Day present is just one way to support the wonderful work that Habitat does,” Broverman said. “We hope, like these trees, the Habitat for Humanity families will be able to plant roots and grow tall and strong together.”
Nikolai said Habitat for Humanity Edmonton has had a long-standing relationship with Mill Creek Nursery who has donated trees and shrubs to the organization for many years.
“We’re more than happy that we can work together and put trees in people’s places that will provide shade and fruit and colour for them,” said Ken Riske, owner of Mill Creek Nursery.
“We’ll be matching part of the granted money as well to help out.”
The trees will be planted in the new Anderson Gardens development and will be planted once the homes are built.