Scotties Facial Tissues plants three trees for every one it uses and this is more than a promise, it's now a national educational program and $10,000 video contest for kids. Today, the company announced the launch of its 5th annual TREES ROCK! video contest in the US. The campaign, open to students in grades 3-6, provides them with environmental curriculum and tips about the many amazing things trees do in our community. To enter, students are encouraged to shoot a 1-3 minute video to tell Scotties why trees are so important. The grand prize winner (determined by a national vote) will receive $10,000 to use on a sustainable project at their school.
"TREES ROCK! is a very special initiative for us all at Scotties," said John Robertson, Marketing Director at Scotties Facial Tissues. "Our parent company, J.D. Irving, has planted 944 million trees in North America over the last 50 years. We are so proud to share with children a love of trees and of nature and instill in them a drive to be responsible stewards of environment for generations to come."
All videos are to be submitted by November 13, 2015 at www.ScottiesTreesRock.com. The top 10 finalists will be announced in December 2015, and from there the videos will go to a national vote to determine the winner by early 2016. Prize money will be awarded at a celebratory event in April / May of 2016.
Considered one of the top facial tissue manufacturers in the United States, Scotties Facial Tissues is owned by Irving Tissue, Inc. 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.