For the tenth consecutive year, Pratt and Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, has made a huge donation to help the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation plant their annual total of 300,000 trees. The Pratt & Whitney Canada trees- young, vigorous, native Canadian seedlings such as white cedar, white pine, white spruce and red oak – will provide huge environmental benefits during their 80-year lifespans. Like all of the other tree planting projects going on in the Rideay Valley, the trees planted will help reduce soil erosion, absorb greenhouse gases and filter water, helping to build the resilience of the Rideau Valley ecosystem.
In addition to supporting the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation with their tree planting project, P & WC is a leader in the green revolution in aerospace technology with a new generation of technologies and environmental stewardship across all facets of its business, outperforming the most stringent standards. In addition to developing and adopting environmentally sustainable products and practices, the company supports community work that benefits the environment for future generations.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation is an environmental charity working to help conserve the lands and waters of the valley of the Rideau River in Eastern Ontario. They would like to extend their sincere thanks to P&WC for their environmental approach to business and for their continuing confidence in our conservation programs here at home. Projects and partnerships such as this are hopefully what we have to look forward to in the coming years with Tree Ottawa.