BC high schools to receive Earth Day present - Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"



    VANCOUVER, April 16 /CNW/ - DVDs containing Al Gore's Oscar-winning
documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" will be distributed to all public high
schools in British Columbia.
    Tides Canada Foundation (www.tidescanada.org) and Novex (www.novex.ca)
have joined forces in this unique campaign to raise awareness about global
warming among BC high school youth. Gregor Robertson, Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Vancouver Fairview and former CEO of Happy Planet had
the vision for the project.
    Tides Canada Foundation is donating the DVDs from Paramount Home
Entertainment as part of their on-going work to support climate change
initiatives. Distribution will utilize Novex Courier's clean fleet of hybrid
and low-emission vehicles, and bicycle courier service.
    "'An Inconvenient Truth' is an antidote to the false impression that
climate change is just too overwhelming," said Tim Draimin, Executive Director
of Tides Canada Foundation. "This business-charity partnership aims to ensure
that BC's high school students have access to this excellent,
solutions-oriented film."
    "Climate change, environmental sustainability and conservation are all
part of an essential dialogue in our communities," said Chris Kelly, Vancouver
School Board's Superintendent of Schools. "This documentary is an excellent
reference for such dialogue in our schools."
    Tides Canada Foundation and Novex announced the donation in front of the
Vancouver School Board this morning.





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