Irving Tissue has partnered with American Forests in the Scotties (U.S.) Trees Rock video contest for elementary schools across the United States.
The contest is aimed at educating elementary students, schools, and PTA groups on why forests and trees are important to all of us. The program provided grade 3-5 students with an online packet containing information on how trees work and what they do for the environment. In turn, participating students produced a Scotties (U.S.) Trees Rock video for a chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools.
[Watch one example] from an elementary school in Hoboken, New Jersey, which was affected by the flood damage of Super Storm Sandy last November.
U.S. residents can vote for their favourite video until February 15. The student(s) who submitted the video entry that receives the most votes will receive the following grand prize:
• $5000 in cash
• a tablet computer
• a trip for four to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park
• $10,000 for their school with a tree planting ceremony
Runner-up prizes and sweepstakes prizes for consumers will also be awarded. The winning videos will be announced next month.
About Scotties (U.S.)
• Scotties (U.S.) facial tissue combines a unique brand promise with the long-standing history of its parent company, J.D. Irving, Limited.
• Scotties (U.S.) communicates on every box its commitment to plant 3 trees for every 1 used in making its softest-ever tissue and uses third-party auditing to ensure compliance.
• Scotties (U.S.) softest-ever tissues are chain of custody certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Learn more at [www.sfiprogram.org].
• Scotties (U.S.) is the only major US facial tissue brand linked with the Renewable Forest Project.
• Scotties (U.S.) has partnered with American Forests to create Scotties (U.S.) ReLeaf U.S.A. in an effort to promote urban tree planting initiatives in the United States.
• J.D. Irving, Limited has planted over 940 million trees since 1957.
About American Forests
American Forests restores and protects urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country has served as a catalyst for many of the most important milestones in the conservation movement, including the founding of the U.S. Forest Service, the national forest and national park systems, and literally thousands of forest ecosystem restoration projects and public education efforts. Since 1990 American Forests has planted more than 40 million trees in forests throughout the U.S. and in 38 countries, resulting in cleaner air and drinking water, restored habitat for wildlife and fish, and the removal of millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Learn more at [www.americanforests.org].