TORONTO – June 4, 2009 – On June 9th, One Million Acts of Green (OMAoG), in partnership with Cisco and the CBC, is challenging all Canadians to mount a final push and see how many Acts of Green we can log in one day.
"The success of One Million Acts of Green clearly demonstrates the power and potential of the Human Network", says Willa Black, corporate marketing lead at Cisco Canada. "Canadians are showing their commitment to environmental sustainability by registering thousands of acts virtually each and every day of the campaign. We are close to doubling our goal of one million - and saving more than 100 million kilograms of greenhouse gases. We'd like to extend one last Million Acts challenge on June 9th to help us hit these remarkable benchmarks. Let's show the world what Canada can do!"
To encourage participation, One Million Acts of Green has added 10 new summer acts to the site. Based on suggestions from the OMAoG community, the new acts include simple ways to keep your house cool, save energy and green your garden naturally.
On July 1st, the OMAoG Canadian site will be transitioned into a global program. We've already inspired the world to join OMAoG, but let's continue to lead the world and demonstrate our green spirit. The goal has been set Canada - one day, one big impact.
To transfer your account to the new international site, simply click on this link and follow the instructions.
- On June 9th, OMAoG wants Canadians to log as many acts as possible as a final push before the program goes international on July 1st.
- To transfer your OMAoG account to the new international site go to http://tinyurl.com/ksvlgx
- To date our OMAoG community includes 46,452 members who together logged 1, 663, 813 acts totaling 94,038,935 kg of green house gas emissions saved.
- The goal of 1 million acts was reached in February - four months ahead of schedule
- The program gained the support of some of Canada's top businesses including BMO, TD Bank Financial Group, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, MTS Allstream, Tim Hortons and TELUS
- The campaign demonstrates that we are stronger together than we are apart. Together, people and technology are able to make positive changes for the sake of our planet. That's the human network effect.
June 9th "Final Push" Highlights:
- School-aged children across the country are invited to participate in a live online webcast via Cisco WebExTM - "Small Steps Make a Big Difference" presented by Dr. David Suzuki and the David Suzuki Foundation, and moderated by George Stroumboulopoulos.
- The first 20 participating schools will receive 36 free trees to plant on school property, courtesy of Cisco and PlantBest. (www.plantbest.com)
- To date, more than 120 schools across the country have registered to participate.
- Check out the 10 new summer acts and add them to your tally.
- CBC's The Hour www.cbc.ca/thehour
- Previous releases are available here (http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/global/canada/OMAoG.html)
- Join the Facebook group (www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86277625499)
- Follow OMAoG on Twitter (www.twitter.com/OMAoG)
- Watch the video "One Million Acts of Green: Canadians embrace program from Cisco and the CBC" (http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/videos/omag_011208.html)
- Learn more about GreenNexxus and OMAoG's greenhouse gas calculator architecture www.greennexxus.com
- David Suzuki Foundation http://www.davidsuzuki.org/naturechallenge/