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Ontario Tire Stewardship announces new sponsorship with Earth Rangers

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) today announced its sponsorship of the Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology. Earth Rangers is an award winning charitable organization dedicated to educating children and their families about the importance of protecting biodiversity and adopting more sustainable behaviors. With their commitment of $10,000 as a Building Partner Sponsor, OTS will work collaboratively with the staff at Earth Rangers to raise the profile of recycled tire products along with their contribution to building performance and the environment.

"OTS continues to contribute significantly to Ontario's overall sustainability through tire recycling and educational programs. We are thrilled with the sponsorship and to have an affiliation to this forward-thinking organization," said Peter Kendall, Executive Director and co-CEO of Earth Rangers.

As part of the year-long sponsorship agreement Earth Rangers will highlight OTS, and the products made from recycled tires, in tours and educational programs.  The agreement also exposes OTS through a wide variety of sustainability-focused events that are hosted onsite at the Centre. To complement the virtual technology screens located throughout the facility, OTS recently installed a hands-on display of tire-derived products such as tiles, mulch and roof shingles.

Executive Director of Ontario Tire Stewardship Andrew Horsman says, "It is exciting to partner with Earth Rangers as they are considered leaders in advancing green building practices. They understand that incorporating recycled-content building materials reduces waste, and helps eliminate pollution. It also creates markets for the collected materials that are used to manufacture new products, which creates jobs and strengthens the economy."

"Working with Earth Rangers provides a technology showcase to highlight the great tire derived products that are being manufactured here in Ontario, as well as educate Ontarians on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle. We know that this is the start of a great relationship."

To learn more about the partnership please view this video.

For more information about Ontario Tire Stewardship visit GreenMyTires.ca or call 416-969-2717. 

About Ontario Tire Stewardship

Established in 2009, Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) is an Industry Funding Organization (IFO) incorporated under Ontario's Waste Diversion Act, to implement and operate the Used Tires Program.

The program recycles and reuses the 12 million tires sold annually in the province, preventing them from ending up in landfills or being dumped illegally. Instead, OTS directs these scrap tires to recyclers who use them to make new green products for your home, office, local school and park.

Beyond recycling, OTS also educates and encourages Ontarians on the use of tire derived products - items made from used tires that actually last longer and work better than similar products in the market, and educates Ontario drivers on how to get the most life and performance from their tires.

For more information, please visit www.GreenMyTires.ca.

About Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainably Technology

The Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology is an advanced green building, certified Gold under LEED for New Construction. The Centre was designed to embody Earth Rangers' values, to show that they practice what they preach and to serve as inspiration to everyone who walks through their doors.

Located on the Kortright Living City Campus in Woodbridge, Ontario and home to the Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff, the Centre is a showcase of cutting edge sustainable building technology such as energy metering, smart automation and controls, innovative water and wastewater management, solar generation, green roofs, and geothermal heating and cooling.

The Centre is proof that a building can be operated effectively and efficiently, while minimizing impact to the environment. The Earth Rangers Centre for Sustainable Technology virtual tour is available at www.ercshowcase.com

For further information:

Olivia Yu
416-969-2718
oyu@environicspr.com

Earth Rangers: 
Amy Cross
905-417-3447 ext. 2229
across@earthrangers.com