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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:35pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) July 11, 20122012 Clean Air Commute breaks records – Breathing Easier as Environment and Human Health Win

Celebration Event to take place on July 12, 2012

Now in its 20th year, Pollution Probe’s 2012 Clean Air Commute was a resounding success, breaking previous records in the number of kilometres logged, participating workplaces and avoided air pollutants.

In total, over three million kilometres were logged by 257 participating workplaces from Montreal, Calgary, Halifax, Regina, Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Through participation, Canadians prevented the release of 555 tonnes of air pollution over one week compared to 480 tonnes in 2011 by 189 workplaces. Workplace participation in this year’s challenge grew an astounding 36 per cent compared with last year.

"The results are positively staggering and demonstrate a renewed support for the environment,” says Bob Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Pollution Probe. “With heat and smog alerts, and traffic congestion on the rise, the Clean Air Commute proves how easy it is to make a difference, and how simple it is to incorporate changes into your daily routine.”

Join Pollution Probe’s celebration and awards ceremony, recognizing those participants who demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to and embodied the spirit of the 2012 Clean Air Commute!

Event details:
When: Thursday, July 12, 6 to 8 PM
Where: John Labatt Hall, 207 Queens Quay W

About the Clean Air Commute: The Clean Air Commute is an annual event organized by Pollution Probe that encourages workplace commuters to choose more sustainable modes of transportation rather than driving to work alone. Its aim is to improve local air quality and reduce local traffic congestion, and in so doing, promote employee health and happiness.

About Pollution Probe: Pollution Probe is a Canadian non-profit charitable organization that exists to improve the health and well being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change. It works in partnership with all sectors of society to protect health by promoting clean air and clean water. Its approach is to define environmental problems through research, to promote understanding through education and to press for practical solutions through advocacy.

For further information / RSVP to event contact:

Husam Mansour / Pollution Probe / / (416) 926-1907
Annette Borger / Green Living / (416) 988-7086


Keywords: Environment | Environment | Events, Media & Communications | Responsible Production & Consumption

CONTENT: Press Release