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CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up

The application form is now closed.
Thank you to all of those that submitted an application.

The recipients will be announced by the end of March 2016.

CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up will provide funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of municipal properties across Canada, especially in communities where CN operates.

CN EcoConnexions, with its partners Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, will help Canadian municipalities establish tree plantings in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.

Applications will be evaluated, on a point system, for the thoroughness of the submission in meeting the criteria in each of the following areas:

  • Overall project
  • Community engagement
  • Sustainable development
  • Technical expertise
  • Recognition of CN’s funding
  • Budget

With a true transcontinental network that extends to three North American coasts, CN passes through a wide range of urban and rural communities. We encourage those communities along the CN corridor to take environmental action by improving their communities through natural landscaping, groundcover improvement, floral displays and healthy urban forests.

CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up is intended to enhance your community’s environmental/social health and wellbeing as it relates to one or more of the following:

  • Urban forests
  • Traffic calming and safety
  • School greening
  • Transforming spaces
  • Naturalized areas, park creation or restoration

​Applications for the 2016 CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program are now available. Applications must be received no later than October 8, 2015.

For more information regarding the application or about the program:
please contact: info@cnfromthegroundup.ca 

The application form is available online at:  www.cnfromthegroundup.ca