Mississauga, Ontario (Nov 1, 2011) – Staples Advantage Canada, gold sponsor of Tree Canada, has just reached their target of planting 100,000 trees in rural and urban areas to honor their commitment to corporate social responsibility and environmental awareness.

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides people, communities and corporations with the resources necessary to plant and care for trees on a national scope.

“Thank you Staples Advantage Canada for creating a green legacy for all,” says Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “Your efforts will ensure generations of Canadians will have access to cleaner air, wildlife habitat, and green spaces to enjoy.”

Through the Staples Advantage Fifty Green program, any delivery order under $50.00 is charged a $5.00 fee, half of which is donated to Tree Canada to plant trees to offset the environmental impact.

“Planting trees has benefitted both our business and the environment well,” says Susan D’Souza, Manager of Sustainability for Staples Advantage.  “We’ve reached our goal of planting 100,000 trees with Tree Canada – the equivalent of  285 NHL Hockey Rinks.  But more that that, 100,000 trees will be able to provide clean air for 400,000 Canadians.”

Staples Advantage is the business-to-business division of Staples which focuses on customized programs, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs. They provide office supplies, technology products, facility supplies, furniture, and business services designed for every type and size of business. To find out more, please visit: http://www.staplesadvantage.ca/en/environment.html

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works with sponsors, donors and communities to plant and care for rural and urban trees, promotes urban forests in Canada and facilitates carbon offset projects with trees. To date, more than 77 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

Contact:

Susan Bernardo, Communications Manager

susan.bernardo@staples.com

(905)-696-3733