"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
It all started in the summer of 2013. We decided to take a week off work, escape from the city, and drive up to Bruce Peninsula National Park for a few days of adventurous hiking. The 'Bruce' is a national oasis, populated by thousand year old cedar trees overseeing the majestic waters of The Georgian Bay. The dense forests seem to go on forever; and it truly is a national landmark.
During this hike, we gained a heavenly appreciation for the abundance of cedar trees in Northern Ontario. We asked ourselves the following questions: "why did we have to drive 3 hours north to find this tranquility? Could this oasis once have existed in the Greater Toronto Area? If so, how could we restore the integrity of the land and bring this natural wonder closer to everyday human beings? Would it ever be possible? The answer is yes, but the GTA has lost most of it's nature due to the effects of mass urbanization.
Deforestation is one of the biggest issues facing the world today because it reduces biodiversity, affects water and soil quality, and is an important contributor to climate change. Since Canada's 402 million hectare's of forest accounts for about 10% of the worlds forest cover (Environment Canada, 2007), reforestation efforts in Canada is one of the best ways to overcome this global issue.
For each client our company serves, one tree is planted in support of the Durham Region 5 Million Trees Program. Our goal is to educate each of our consumers the incredible impact they can have on reforestation efforts and raise environmental awareness.
The average Canadian student is $25,000 in debt.
We are a 100% student run business consisting of college employees who are currently attending post-secondary institutions. At oncedar, one of our goals is to create high paying students jobs which will aid in paying down student debt. We only hire students; and we only ever will.
Our company is obsessed with quality. Our workers are put through rigorous and strict training procedures to ensure they are using the correct window cleaning techniques to maximize service quality. We offer one service and one service only; window cleaning. So we make sure we do it properly, the first time around.
onecedar® will become the leader in window cleaning services in the Durham region by understanding customers’ concerns for the environment and student debt, and translating those concerns into employed students, the re-forestation of the surrounding landscape and, above all, clean windows.
Proud supporter of:
The Durham Region 5 Million Trees Program.
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