WHAT: Thanks to Scotties – an innovator in the tissue industry – 3 more trees will be added to the Tampa landscape. Although Scotties is in the business of cutting down trees, they pride themselves on being a sustainable company with their 3-to-1 brand promise. For every one tree they use, Scotties’ plants three in its place. Over the last 50 years, Irving Paper, Scotties parent company has planted 800 million trees in North America.
Kids from the Pepin Academies will be assisted by representatives from Scotties and Trees Inc. to plant 3 trees on the school grounds. Pepin Academies is a tuition-free charter school in Tampa serving students with diagnosed learning and learning related disabilities from Elementary to Transitional aged students 18-22 year olds.
The tree planting taking place will help kick start the “Trees Rock” video contest which launched in September as a way to teach kids about the importance of trees. The kids will get October and November to prepare a video and tell Scotties in their own words (skit, song, dance, poem, speech) – why trees are important to themselves and their community.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of 2013 and be rewarded for their winning video with $10,000 for their school, $5,000 for themselves, along with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Yellow Stone National Park and an e-tablet.
WHEN: Monday, October 15th, 2012
WHERE: Pepin Academies
3916 East Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610
TIME: 9:00am – 11:00am
WHO: Chrisha Scolaro, Pepin Academies Community Liaison
Students, Pepin Academies Green Thumb Club
Chloe Coney, Representative of Congresswoman Kathy Castor
Ed Johnson, Manager of the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)
Janet Prensky, Scotties Facial Tissues
Representatives, Trees Inc.
WHY: Considered one of the top facial tissue manufacturers in the United States, Scotties Facial Tissues is owned by Irving Tissue, Inc. a Canadian-based and family owned company committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Scotties has created Trees Rock in an effort to promote their tree planting initiatives in the United States. For more information about Scotties Facial Tissues and its 3-to-1 Tree Planting Promise, please visit www.scottiesfacial.com and for more information on Trees Rock visit www.scottiestreesrock.com.