April 15, 2010
A total of $300,000 in funding is available immediately for municipalities as part of the Greening of Main Street project.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) announced a new partnership with Tree Canada that includes title sponsorship of its flagship Green Streets program over the next three years. “Green Streets is the only national tree program that works with communities, and it fits perfectly with our goal to preserve and enhance the environment at a grassroots level,” said Mary Desjardins, executive director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The TD Green Streets program will award 20 communities with grants for planting and maintaining trees this year. Since 1994, the Green Streets program has provided funding to more than 370 Canadian municipalities to plant and maintain trees. The TD Green Streets program is open to all municipalities and First Nations communities who apply for funding to plant and maintain trees (as part of the launch, the program will be expanded to include Business Improvement Associations in Toronto and Vancouver). Based on the community size and need, grants of up to $15,000 are given with a maximum of 50 per cent of the grant allocated toward the cost of tree planting. The remainder can be used for inventory, maintenance and educational activities.  

For more information, visit www.tdgreenstreets.ca.