Making Ontario greener
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of our province this year, Ontario is launching the Green Leaf Challenge and encouraging people across Ontario to take part, help fight climate change and green your community.
The government is challenging the people of Ontario to help reach its goal of three million trees planted this year by purchasing and planting a tree at home, participating in a community tree planting event or donating to have a tree planted on your behalf.
You can find out how to get involved and track the progress toward the Green Leaf Challenge goal on our website at greenleafchallenge.ca.
The website lets you register trees on an interactive map of Ontario, connect with local tree planting resources and support, and find out how to take part in community events. The website also has a tree counter – which will grow as individuals, businesses and organizations map where they planted their trees.
Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan supports tree-planting programs, including the government’s commitment to plant 50 million trees across the province by 2025.
Since 2008, more than 4,000 landowners have planted 22.5 million trees, creating 12,000 hectares of new forest in communities across Ontario as part of the 50 Million Tree Program. While the 50 Million Tree Program helps landowners with at least one hectare of land to plant trees, the Green Leaf Challenge is open to everyone.
Trees revitalize our lands, provide us with shade and enrich our air. Why not invite your family and friends to help you mark Ontario150 and make Ontario greener, starting with just one tree. Visit greenleafchallenge.ca to find out how.