QUEBEC, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, over 20 Coca-Cola Canada
employees from Quebec City supported the Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup. As part of its commitment to make a positive difference in
communities, Coca-Cola joins efforts to protect and conserve shorelines
across Canada and help keep them beautiful and free of litter.
"Water is not only an essential ingredient in all of Coca-Cola's
beverages, but central to many of the agricultural ingredients that
make up its products. We recognize our responsibility to protect this
resource, said Robert Delisle, Distribution Center Manager, Quebec
East, Coca Cola Canada. "We're engaged in initiatives like the Great
Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to encourage employees and other community
members to get involved. We can all do more working with others than we
can on our own."
"The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a great way to mobilize
important organization such as Coca-Cola as well as local communities
who care for their waterways, said Marie-Claude Lemieux, Quebec
Regional Director, World Wildlife Fund Canada. The Vancouver Aquarium
and WWF are delighted to have this occasion to educate the general
public about the importance of the aquatic debris issue."
Litter greatly threatens wildlife and water quality in Canada's rivers,
streams and waterways. These problems are preventable and keeping the
waterways free from debris is one of the easiest ways Quebecers can
support the nation's fragile ecosystems.
Coca-Cola Canada invites everyone to join their community to get
involved to help preserve Canada's waterways and keep our shorelines
beautiful and litter-free. Individuals and community groups can get
more information and get involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline
Cleanup by visiting http://shorelinecleanup.ca.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a grassroots conservation
program that aims to promote understanding and education about
shoreline conservation issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate
shoreline areas through cleanups. This is a conservation initiative of
the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF with Loblaw as a presenting sponsor.
Last year, over 56,000 people registered to participate in the event
across the country
About Coca-Cola Canada
Coca-Cola Canada operates in all ten provinces, employing 6,300 people
in more than 50 facilities, including seven production facilities,
across Canada. We offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic brands; these
beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit
beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks, coffees and ready-to-drink
teas. We're proud to offer some of the most popular brands in Canada
including Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Nestea®,
PowerAde®, Minute Maid®, Dasani® and vitaminwater®. Coca-Cola in Canada
is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Coca-Cola Ltd.
Image with caption: "Riviere Duberger, Quebec; Coca-Cola employees support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup today (CNW Group/Coca-Cola Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120918_C7315_PHOTO_EN_18015.jpg
SOURCE: Coca-Cola Canada
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