IKEA Canada is a proud and long-standing partner of Tree Canada, having conducted our “Pick a Tree, Plant a Tree” program together for the past 18 years. The holiday season is when this initiative starts to come to life!
This year, you can purchase a Christmas tree at any IKEA Canada store for $20 and receive a $20 coupon to use on a purchase over $75 between December 15, 2014 and January 31, 2015. We donate a portion of these sales to Tree Canada to support planting activities in the communities near to each of our stores across the country, and in May of each year our co-workers volunteer their time in these same communities to plant the trees. This program is a fantastic example of how our “People & Planet Positive” sustainability strategy comes to life locally.
We sincerely believe that urban tree planting provides countless benefits to our society, and I am particularly excited about how it can strengthen the often forgotten connection between city-dwellers and the natural world that sustains us all every day.
Sincere thanks to all of Tree Canada’s supporters, and happy holidays to you all from IKEA Canada!
Sustainability Manager, IKEA Canada
P.S. For a great holiday gift idea, check out #TuquesForTrees. I’ve already bought two!