And while we are speaking of Julies and running, yesterday Dr. Julie re-tweeted a message from the David Suzuki Foundation about how Rona will plant a tree for every kilometer you run, so long as log those kilometers on their “Support our Canadian Olympic Athletes by Running Together from Coast to Coast” website. So, of course, I went to the website and logged the kilometers I had run since the start of the promotion – which, for the record, is 18 km since July 5, 2012. Because I love trees.
18 trees and counting!
Now, there are a few things I don’t understand about this promotion, including:
- How does planting trees support Canadian Olympic athletes? Are the trees being planted at the homes of Olympic athletes? Are the trees being planted by the Olympic athletes (thereby giving them jobs to support themselves)? What, exactly, does this have to do with Olympic athletes?
- Why does it say “running together from coast to coast” when it’s a bunch of people running in completely different places at completely different times and then putting their kilometrage into a website? I fail to see how there’s any togetherness.
- The legalese page says, “Trees are to be planted in the provinces of Ontario, or any other province determined by the reforestation program administrators.” So, (a) when did Ontario become plural? and (b) if it can be in any province, why say in Ontario or another province? Why not just they will be planted somewhere in Canada at the discretion of reforestation program peeps?
Regardless, I’m going to be putting my numbers into this website because trees are awesome.