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Shell Canada donates to Tree Canada program - ReLeaf

Wednesday, February 7th 2007 4:02:00pm

Shell Canada supports B.C. Coast ReLeaf Fund

(Vancouver, British Columbia, February 7, 2007) Tree Canada announces that Shell Canada Limited has made the first corporate contribution to the B.C. Coast ReLeaf Fund. The $30,000 donation, along with those from many private donors across Canada, will be used for tree planting and site restoration work in areas of B.C. recently affected by windstorms.

In addition to this special contribution to the B.C. Coast ReLeaf Fund, Shell Canada will donate over $10,000 worth of trees to Stanley Park in Vancouver, as part of the company’s annual tree planting program with Tree Canada.

Since 1998, Shell Canada has contributed more than $800,000 to Tree Canada, resulting in the planting of 700,000 trees.

“Trees are integral to the natural beauty of British Columbia’s communities. We hope this contribution will help restore what has been lost,” said Tim Bancroft, vice-president of Sustainable Development, Technology and Public Affairs at Shell Canada.

“Tree Canada is delighted with Shell Canada’s leadership role with ReLeaf,” said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “We expect that Shell Canada’s example will inspire other corporate supporters to step forward. Together, with our many individual donors, we will be able to ‘plant the seeds’ for the restoration of the wind damaged urban forests of British Columbia.”

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For further information or a high resolution photo of Michael Rosen and Tim Bancroft, contact:

Jonathan Laderoute (Tree Canada media inquiries only)
Environmental Communication Options
laderoutej@huffstrategy.com, (416) 972-7401

Catherine Freeman
Senior Community Investment Representative
Shell Canada Limited
(403) 691-2082

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization established in 1992. Under the direction of a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors, Tree Canada provides education, technical assistance, resources and financial support through working partnerships to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in an effort to help reduce the harmful effects of carbon dioxide emissions. The organization is a leader in promoting the value of urban forests in Canada (www.treecanada.ca).

Shell Canada Limited is a large integrated petroleum company in Canada with three major businesses; Exploration & Production, Oil Sands and Oil Products. In 2006 Shell Canada invested over $9 million in a wide range of not-for-profit activities and organizations across Canada. For more information, visit www.shell.ca.