Mississauga, Ontario, August 4th – In recognition of all her work for both the environment and community, a tree will be presented to Alice Casselman, the founding president of ACER, by the City of Mississauga’s Ward 1 and 3 councillors, Stephen Dasko and Chris Fonseca. This ceremony and mini tour will begin at 3:00pm at Fleetwood Park (2000 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E) and everyone is welcome to attend.

For years Alice Casselman, through ACER, has been giving both individuals and organizations opportunities to get involved within their communities to help plant, maintain and monitor trees. Over time, Alice has worked, with support from the City of Mississauga, to increase canopy cover vital to building climate resilience in neighbourhoods. ACER has also planted and monitored hundreds of trees and has provided educational opportunities for countless students through the Planting for Change and Canada Summer Jobs programs.

This event will be open to the entire community and will celebrate Alice and her work.

ACER’s Mission:

ACER is a non-profit organization dedicated to building climate resilience through planting, measuring and monitoring trees. Through various programs, ACER educates volunteers about climate change and provides opportunities for communities to better the tree canopy in their own backyards.

To find out more about ACER’s mission and projects go to https://www.acer-acre.ca/ or find us on instragram @climatesake, or on facebook @Association for Canadian Educational Resources.