CRH Canada and its divisions have entered into a multi-year national partnership with Earth Rangers, the kids’ conservation organization that empowers children and their families to become directly involved in protecting animals and their homes. As part of this partnership, CRH Canada sponsors the incredibly popular Bring Back the Wild™ program, including a national traveling School Outreach tour. In the Spring of 2013, the tour visited the Greater Montreal Area (GMA), bringing a message to kids about how they can contribute to conservation efforts and the work that corporations like CRH Canada do to protect biodiversity and our progressive rehabilitation efforts at our Demix quarries.
CRH Canada and Demix were pleased to sponsor a stop of the School Outreach tour at École Prés-Fleuris in Mirabel. The school’s 388 students were treated to a presentation of Earth Rangers’ live ‘Animal Ambassadors’ who demonstrated their amazing natural behaviours, followed by stories of four unique Canadian species, to inspire students to want to learn more about animals and their habitats, and how to help protect biodiversity. Holcim Canada is the sponsor of one of those animals: the Wood Thrush, a migratory song bird present on its sites and which has recently been designated as a threatened species*. Click here to see a video about this amazing bird.
Earth Rangers visited a total of 6 schools in this last tour of the GMA, reaching approximately 2,000 students. For more information about the Bring Back the Wild program, please visit https://www.earthrangers.com/bbtw/fr/
* Government of Canada, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessment, November 2012.