BURLINGTON, Mass., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotties, a leader in the facial tissue industry, is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner in their annual Trees Rock® video contest. After a national vote, the 5th grade students from Mazie Gable Elementary School in Red Lion, PA, have emerged victorious.
The school will receive $10,000 to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, gardens, and greenhouses. All kids who entered the contest were required to create a video up to 3 minutes long on the importance of trees: to themselves, their school, and their community.
"Congratulations to Mazie Gable Elementary School on their big win," said John Robertson, Scotties Marketing Director. "We loved the creativity and character in their video and we are proud to know that thanks to these young environmental stewards their school can now enjoy an outdoor classroom."
Leading this project was teacher, Carrie Lankford who involved not only her class but eventually students from all grades. In their man-on-the-street style video, students of all ages throughout the school were interviewed and asked to share why they believed trees are so important. To see the full entry video from Red Lion, PA click here.
The school hopes to use the winnings to help further their efforts in creating an outdoor classroom and an open green space for the students. Many students live in urban areas, and Mazie Gable is committed to creating future environmental stewards.
"Our outdoor classroom is giving our students a chance to be in a safe natural space that will help them to develop many critical life skills. We believe providing this natural space for our students will enhance their ability to communicate, problem solve, think critically, collaborate, relax, connect with nature and one another, and become more curious to discover new things. We also know that we are building future stewards for our environment," said Lankford.
Scotties is passionate about sustainability with their 3-to-1 promise. In which for every one tree they use, they plant three in its place. Over the last 50 years, Irving Consumer Products Limited, Scotties' parent company has planted 950 million trees in North America.
About Scotties Facial Tissues:
Considered one of the top facial tissue manufacturers in the United States, Scotties Facial Tissues is owned by Irving Consumer Products Limited, a Canadian-based and family owned company committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Scotties has created Trees Rock in an effort to promote their tree planting initiatives in the United States. For more information about Scotties Facial Tissues and its 3-to-1 Tree Planting Promise, please visit www.scottiesfacial.com and for more information on Trees Rock visit www.scottiestreesrock.com.
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