West Ottawa Lakeshore Elementary and CityFlatsHotel are Teaming Up to Plant Trees on Earth Day

Students at West Ottawa Lakeshore 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. This event is taking place of Friday, April 21st from 10am to 2pm. Every student at West Ottawa Lakeshore Elementary, a part of Holland Public Schools, were selected to learn more about Earth Day and help beautify their school. The students will assist in planting new Tri-colored Beech trees on school grounds, and will be participating in fun earth day activities, with their teachers and CityFlatsHotel staff.

Both West Ottawa Lakeshore Elementary and CityFlatsHotel want to raise awareness and educate the students on ways to become environmentally friendly. 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. The staff at the CityFlatsHotel is excited to help educate students on the importance of staying green and practicing environmentally friendly techniques.

“We are very excited to team up West Ottawa Lakeshore Elementary school”, said Doug Kessler the General Manager of CityFlatsHotel Holland.” “We take pride in being involved in the community and teaching ways to become environmentally friendly.” 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

The CityFlatsHotel in Holland and Grand Rapids are locally owned, boutique hotels. CityFlatsHotel Holland is the first LEED Gold certified hotel in the Midwest and CityFlatsHotel Grand Rapids is set to achieve LEED Gold certification.