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Earth Day 2013

Earth Day 2013

April 19, 2013

HOLLAND, Mich. – Georgetown Elementary and CityFlatsHotel are Teaming up to Plant Trees on Earth Day

Students at Georgetown Elementary will be planting trees at their school with the help of CityFlatsHotel, as part of continued efforts to help spread awareness of Earth Day. Both first grade and kindergarten students at Georgetown Elementary, a part of Hudsonville Public Schools, were selected to learn more about Earth Day and help beautify their school. The students will assist in planting new Autumn Blaze Maples on school grounds, and will be given pre-packaged seedlings by CityFlatsHotel, which they can take home and plant with their families (these seedlings will also be gifted to hotel guests arriving on Earth Day to offer more people the chance to participate).

Both Georgetown Elementary and CityFlatsHotel have been committed to staying environmentally conscious since opening their doors. Georgetown Elementary was opened in 2006 with a focus on environmental efficiency, and was designed to promote an understanding of its surrounding habitats. The CityFlatsHotel in Holland was the first LEED Gold Certified hotel in the Midwest, and is committed to the use of green materials, technologies, and practices at both their Holland and Grand Rapids locations.

Principal Theresa Reagan says that, "As a school community we have sought ways to develop a deeper understanding of how we can have a positive impact on our school and community environment. These trees will not only add shade to our community area, they will also help our students to play an active role in bettering our ecosystem. Many thanks to CityFlats for making this project possible." CityFlatsHotel has also been excited about this special event as it will not only provide the hotel a means of supporting the local community, but also new opportunities to spread awareness about the environmental values which the hotels thrive on.

Earth Day is held every year on April 22nd. Earth Day events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and ecological issues. It is a time when everyone can reflect on the problems facing the environment as well as plan projects to help the earth. Many schools use this day to teach their students how important it is to care for the earth and to help the environment. For more information on Earth Day visit Earthday.org

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, please call or e-mail Jack Peaphon at 616-796-2130, jack.peaphon@cityflatshotel.com.

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