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Saving Toronto’s Greenspace, One Move at a Time

Lower Don Greenway project from evergreen website

In most cases, moving from one home to another causes stress on people and the planet. And to make matters worse, many of us are moving into cramped urban environments, where condos are overtaking greenspace.

FROGBOX rents reusable boxes for moving and storage, and strives to reduce the stress of moving on its customers and the earth. Through its 1% for the Planet campaign, FROGBOX Toronto is partnering with Evergreen to help protect what greenspace remains.

Evergreen’s mission is to work with communities bring back greenspace to urban environments throughout Canada. Phil Harbut, co-owner of FROGBOX Toronto and a resident of both Vancouver and Toronto, has witnessed the awesome efforts of Evergreen first hand. “When selecting an environmental organization to support for our 1% for the Planet donation, Evergreen was an obvious choice. They’re a national treasure!”

Evergreen is also committed to environmental education. Joel Longland, Development Officer for Evergreen, explains, “Environmental education is a core component of Evergreen’s strategy. Engaging volunteers in local communities and providing educational support creates ownership. We initiate the project, and provide ecological education and staff support during the construction phase and thereafter.”

Through Evergreen, community volunteers have access to a plethora of educational assets such as information on composting, tree planting and organizing volunteer groups, as well as online resources (also available to the general public via http://www.evergreen.ca/en/resources, helping them to maintain the public greenspace for years to come.

 

About Evergreen

Evergreen is a Canadian not-for-profit that inspires action to green cities. With more than 85 percent of Canadians living in cities, our disconnection from nature has never been greater—causing real problems for the health of the environment, our communities and our economy. Evergreen’s work is driven by our belief in the power of people to enact positive change and restore the natural health of their communities. Focusing on four program areas—Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks—Evergreen builds partnerships with diverse groups and engages key influencers and the public to inspire local action and create sustainable cities.

About FROGBOX

FROGBOX is the convenient, affordable and eco-friendly alternative to cardboard moving boxes, serving cities across Canada and the U.S. Traditional moving supplies are harmful to the environment and time consuming to organize. FROGBOX will deliver reusable moving boxes and supplies to your home or office and pick them up when you’re done moving. FROGBOX donates 1% of its annual revenue to environmental organizations such as Evergreen with the help of 1% for the Planet.

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