VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – January 19, 2012 – HostPapa Green Web Hosting was awarded the 2011 Love Trees Partnership Award of Merit today in honour of HostPapa’s TREE-mendously successful 2011 Earth Day Awareness Campaign which raised enough money to give 10,000 children trees in Malawi and Zambia.
“It’s exciting to partner with a hosting company that is taking powerful steps to green the internet by helping kids and the planet,” said Andrea Koehle Jones, founder and executive director, Love Trees. “Thanks for helping to make the world a better place and thanks for helping Love Trees grow.”
In developing countries, a Love Tree is truly a “tree of life” as it can alleviate hunger, foster self-sufficiency, provide natural disaster tree relief, combat global warming and improve nearby soil, air and water. ”There’s something so hopeful about planting trees with kids,” said Koehle Jones. “Kids are the future stewards of the environment. They’re concerned about the state of the planet and eager to help. I’ve seen the magic that happens when you give a child a tree – let’s give as many children as we can a Love Tree to plant.”
“We set out to encourage HostPapa customers, their friends and family, and the general public to join us in our efforts to plant 10,000 trees through Love Trees,” says Sylvain Patry, Senior Vice-President of Business Development for HostPapa Inc.
Love Trees manages a global children’s educational tree planting program. Since 2006, Love Trees has given thousands of trees to schoolchildren around the world, empowering them by also providing them with the tools and skills to be active stewards of the environment.
HostPapa, a green web hosting pioneer, offers high-value, low-cost reliable web hosting that is 100% powered by green renewable energy. Developing a partnership with LoveTrees.ca was, and is, an excellent fit for both organizations.
The 2011 Earth Day initiative was simple: for every person that visited HostPapa’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hostpapa) and clicked “like,” HostPapa donated a tree. In less than a month, 10,000 likes turned into 10,000 trees!
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