Irving Tissue to award two $10,000 cash prizes to sustainable school projects in annual Trees Rock® Contest!
February 11, 2014: Irving Consumers Products is pleased to host the Scotties (U.S.) Trees Rock® video contest. The contest invites schools across the United States to create and submit videos on the importance of trees to students, their schools, and their communities. Two Grand Prize winners will each receive a $10,000 cash prize for their school to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, gardens, and greenhouses.
Entries were narrowed down to 20 finalists: 10 in grades three to five and 10 in grades six to eight. Online voting for the top videos took place between January 12 and February 6 on the Trees Rock® website.
The winners in both categories will be announced on February 15, with winner events being celebrated later this spring.
Scotties (U.S.) is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. The company has a 3-1 Tree Planting Promise: for every tree used to produce Scotties (U.S.) products, three more will be planted the following year in its place. Over the last 50 years, J.D. Irving, Limited has planted over 940 million trees in North America.
For more information about Scotties (U.S.) Facial Tissues and its 3-to-1 Tree Planting Promise, please visit www.scottiesfacial.com.