The new partnership will enable funding and support for habitat restoration and stewardship projects across Canada
Submitted by Fido
MONTREAL (June 5, 2009) - Fido, the wireless savings company that cares, and Evergreen, a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable, announced today a new partnership to support innovative community greening projects. The partnership will support the Evergreen Common Grounds program, which engages community volunteers to restore and improve the health of local environments and habitats in urban and urbanizing communities across Canada.
Since earlier this year, customers who have been activating and migrating onto new Fido plans have been encouraged to take the e-billing option. It not only saves trees, it saves customers money. For every paper invoice printed, there is a $2 charge. Proceeds from the billing program are being donated to Evergreen. Fido's contribution will support greening projects and the planting of 25,000 trees across Canada.
The projects include restoring degraded environments, protecting spaces for open-air recreation, education and enjoyment, and improving the health and biodiversity of natural habitats. Supported by Fido, the projects will help to strengthen community ties by fostering a sense of cooperation and instilling feelings of pride and ownership in residents for local, outdoor spaces.
"As the wireless savings company that cares, not only about our customers but about the environment as well, we are proud to partner with Evergreen to provide funding for planting trees, habitat restoration and fundamentally improving green spaces throughout Canada," says Sylvain Roy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fido. "This partnership, along with Fido's availability of the eco-friendly Motorola Renew, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship."
"Evergreen provides the framework for community engagement and restoration of natural spaces across the country. We are encouraged to see committed volunteers taking action and bringing nature back to their neighbourhoods," says Geoff Cape, Executive Director, Evergreen. "We are excited to have Fido as a partner in our mission to make cities more livable."
Across the country, naturalization projects will be taking root with Fido's support. For a complete list of Evergreen's planned stewardship and restoration projects, please visit www.evergreen.ca.
About Fido (www.fido.ca)
Fido gives low prices a good home by offering Canadian consumers simple, high-value low price wireless voice and data products and services with excellent customer care. Operating on the global standard GSM and HSPA technology platforms, Fido customers can roam in over 200 countries/areas.
About Evergreen (www.evergreen.ca)
Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities-now and for the future. Since 1991 we have been engaging Canadians in creating and sustaining dynamic outdoor spaces-in schools, communities and homes. Evergreen is a national funder and facilitator of sustainable greening projects in schoolyards and public spaces across Canada.
Fido gives low prices a good home by offering Canadian consumers simple, high-value low-price wireless voice and data products and services with excellent customer care. Operating on the global standard GSM and HSPA technology platforms, Fido customers can roam in over 200 countries/areas. For more information, please visit fido.ca.
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