On November 2, 2009, one thousand trees were planted in a field across from Starkey’s Loop, a hiking trail just outside of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The trees were planted by former and current students of the Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP), in the midst of CELP founder, teacher, and life-long non-smoker Mike Elrick’s battle with lung cancer. Mike lost the battle on November 23, 2009. One Thousand Trees is a response to the legacy he has left to so many.

At One Thousand Trees, we work with adults, teenagers and children who are blocked in their creativity and don't know how to express it, or have a message or story but no means of getting it out into the world.


One Thousand Trees magazine - a monthly online magazine, devoted to providing information on people, organizations and events that are helping to create a widespread community of wellness.
www.onethousandtrees.com (click on the Magazine tab)

On Butterfly Wings - a monthly newsletter for girls. Our vision is to empower girls to become strong and confident, and to create a safe place where young women can feel free to express themselves.
www.ottbookstore.com (click on the Butterflies tab)

SHARING: our stories, our selves, our success - anthologies of empowerment stories that give voices to the challenges of life, as well as the transformation, hope and healing that is ours to receive.

Saplings - our children's book division, providing an opportunity for aspiring writers and artists to be published.

words along the path - providing writing, promotional assistance, editing & proofreading, and pre-press & publishing services, for those with a story to tell or a message to relay.