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Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program

Monday, January 28th 2008 9:55:38am

Media Advisory: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Attention News/City/Energy Reporters and Assignment Editors:

Ottawa chosen for 2007 Energy GreenBox™ program

Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks to begin delivery of Energy GreenBoxes in Ottawa


(Ottawa, Ontario)  Friends of the Earth Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks have chosen Ottawa for the 2007 Energy GreenBox program.

Over 6,000 Energy GreenBoxes will be delivered through 50 Emergency Grocery Programs in Ottawa to help families tackle climate change, save money and improve the comfort of their homes by conserving energy.

Each Energy GreenBox contains a range of energy saving items and information assembled by Booth Industries.

WHAT:      Energy GreenBox delivery launch at an Ottawa Food Bank Agency

WHEN:     Tuesday, January 29th, 2008, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Heron Emergency Food Centre, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa (see map below)

WHO:       Peter Tilley, Executive Director, Ottawa Food Bank
                Linda Bruce, Hydro Ottawa, Conservation & Demand Management
                Louisa Simms, Coordinator, Heron Emergency Food Centre
                Cheryl Bezanson, Program Manager, Enbridge Gas Distribution
                Carolyn Hunter, Agency Relations Coordinator, Ottawa Food Bank
                Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth    

For more information, contact:

Jonathan Laderoute, e|c|o
, 416-972-7401, laderoutej(at)huffstrategy.com

Friends of the Earth-Canada is a voice for the environment, working nationally and internationally to inspire the renewal of communities and the earth through research, education and advocacy.  It is the Canadian member of the 70 country strong Friends of the Earth International (www.foecanada.org).

The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of over 100 food banks including communities across the province from Ottawa to Windsor, and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay (www.oafb.ca).

The Ottawa Food Bank is the National Capital Region’s central emergency food assistance organization.  Through its 127 Member Agencies, the Ottawa Food Bank helps 40,000 individuals per month, 40 per cent of whom are children (www.theottawafoodbank.ca).