Twenty additional $100 RONA ECO prize packs to be won
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - With a grand prize valued at $40,000,
Scotiabank EcoLiving today announced the launch of the national EcoHome
Renovation Contest in partnership with RONA. One Canadian homeowner
will win an eco kitchen renovation, featuring RONA ECO products with
expertise and design provided by Scotiabank partner, Green Living.
"We are really pleased to partner with RONA to show Canadians how
environmentally friendly renovation choices can save energy, water and
money," said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social
Responsibility at Scotiabank. "Both our organizations share a
commitment to eco-friendly initiatives and the EcoHome Renovation
Contest is intended to foster consumer interest in the benefits of
residential energy efficiency."
Canadians can follow the renovation progress on the EcoLiving website at
ecoliving.scotiabank.com/results. The Grand Prize winner's new
eco-kitchen will be featured in the Spring 2012 edition of EcoLiving
Magazine. In addition to the Grand Prize, 20 secondary prize packages
featuring RONA ECO products will be awarded.
"Most people understand that an energy efficient home is great for the
environment and utility bills, but we want to prove that you don't have
to sacrifice esthetics to enjoy these benefits," added Ms. Flinn. "RONA
offers a wide variety of eco-responsible products that make the
benefits of energy efficiency accessible to Canadians."
The EcoHome Renovation Contest is now open and submissions are being
accepted. The entry form and rules are available on the Scotiabank
EcoLiving website, www.scotiabank.com/ecoliving. The Contest closes January 11, 2012 and winners will be announced in
"Improving the energy efficiency of one's home can begin with a small
change like making the switch to energy efficient lighting, or a major
change such as a complete room renovation," said Claude Bernier
Executive Vice President Marketing and Customers Innovations at RONA.
"We hope that the EcoHome Renovation Contest will inspire homeowners to
incorporate eco-friendly changes, big or small, to improve their home's
energy efficiency, save money and beautify their living spaces."
Scotiabank's EcoLiving Program aims to enable and encourage Canadians to
save energy and money at home. The RONA ECO line offers consumers over
400 products that have a less negative impact on the environment than
equivalent standard items.
About the Scotiabank EcoLiving Program
The Scotiabank EcoLiving Program launched in June, 2010. The website, www.scotiabank.com/ecoliving, is a unique online consumer resource that provides home greening
options together with government rebate and financial savings
information all in one place - providing an easy-to-use resource for
Canadians to learn about, plan and compare green home improvement
options. The website includes project planning tools and a financial
calculator to allow visitors to compare products and rebates, plan and
finance their projects and see the savings that can result from each
energy efficient renovation. The EcoLiving magazine is available twice
yearly in Scotiabank branches and the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards
recognize innovation in residential energy efficiency.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 70,000 employees,
Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve some 18.6 million customers
in more than 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad
range of products and services including personal, commercial,
corporate and investment banking. With assets above $567 billion (as at
July 31, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home
renovation and gardening products. RONA operates a network of more than
950 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and
formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of
banners in every region of Canada and more than 17 million square feet
of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in
annual retail sales. For more information on how RONA can help making
eco-friendly changes to your home, please visit ronaeco.ca.
Green Living Enterprises is a pioneer and leader in developing social
and environmental marketing programs that keep consumers and clients at
the forefront of the green agenda. Green Living Enterprises is a
full-service, one-stop solution for green marketing, product and
program development, custom publishing, and event management. Green
Living Enterprises, an authentically green company, also includes
Greenlivingonline.com and The Green Living Show, North America's
largest green consumer show, dedicated to easy and workable solutions
for leading a sustainable lifestyle.
For further information:
Patty Stathokostas, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-866-3625,
Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-933-0646,
Nadia Goyer, Senior Advisor Communications and Public Affairs RONA inc., 514-599-5900, extension 5271, firstname.lastname@example.org