Earth Day donation will have great impact on community

EDMONTON, April 22 /CNW/ - In the spirit of Earth Day, staff from ENMAX Corporation and Habitat for Humanity Edmonton (HfH-E) gathered at the Millcreek tree nursery. ENMAX announced that they will provide HfH-E with $13,000 worth of trees to plant at their Habitat build sites. Alfred Nikolai, HfH-E President and CEO; and Jacqueline Broverman, Sponsorship & Community Investment Specialist for ENMAX, made the special announcement.

"I'm proud to work for ENMAX because they contemplate as many ways as possible to consider the environment," said Jacqueline Broverman, Sponsorship & Community Investment Specialist, ENMAX Corporation. "On a grand-scale we build natural gas instead of coal-fired electricity generation facilities to significantly reduce air pollution. At the same time, on a community level we will work with organizations like Habitat to plant carbon dioxide absorbing trees. Either way, ENMAX takes positive steps to manage the air we breathe."

HfH-E is always seeking ways to improve the environment while they build homes for hard-working families. In 2000, they opened their first ReStore, a retail store that accepts donations of new and gently-used building materials and sells them to the public. This year they have opened a second store due to increasing demand. Last year, ReStore diverted over 700 tons of reusable materials from landfills.

"Habitat for Humanity is always thinking green," said Nikolai. "We're thrilled that ENMAX is thinking that way too - especially on Earth Day. They found a great way to support us by donating beautiful trees for our Habitat families and their communities. It's a win-win for everyone. They're being good stewards of the earth while helping us to build affordable housing for families in the capital region."

Ken Riske, Owner of Millcreek Nursery Ltd, will help leverage ENMAX's donation to make an even greater impact on Earth Day.

About Habitat for Humanity Edmonton

Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton has empowered low-income families to prepare for the future and pursue their dreams by providing them a hand up into home ownership. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership, we break the cycle of poverty one door at a time.

About ENMAX Corporation

ENMAX Corporation, through subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years. ENMAX Corporation provides electricity, natural gas and value-added services to more than 640,000 residential, commercial and industrial metered customer locations in Alberta. ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's leading competitive electricity retailer. Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy and was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy. As well, ENMAX Corporation, through its subsidiary ENMAX Envision Inc., provides fibre optic networks for high speed data and internet communications. Visit our website at www.enmax.com.

SOURCE ENMAX Corporation

For further information: For further information: Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, Ph: (780) 479-3566, C: (780) 722-6164, anikolai@edmonton.hfh.org, www.hfh.org; Jacqueline Broverman, Sponsorship & Community Investment Specialist, ENMAX Corporation, Ph: (780) 408-2013, C: (780) 938-3230, jbroverm@enmax.com, www.enmax.com

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