Ontario schools to receive Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"



    TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - 302 public high schools, 140 eco-schools, and
72 school boards in Ontario will be receiving a DVD copy of Al Gore's Academy
Award-winning "An Inconvenient Truth."
    Tides Canada Foundation (www.tidescanada.org) has partnered with the
Province of Ontario in a campaign to raise awareness about climate change
among Ontario's youth. The DVDs are a gift from donors to Tides Canada's
Climate Change Solutions Fund which funds strategic solutions to climate
change.
    In April, Tides Canada donated DVDs of the film to all 477 public high
schools and 60 school boards in British Columbia, making BC the first
jurisdiction in North America to have the film distributed to all public high
schools. The BC distribution stirred up national attention and debate on
climate change and the film.
    "The debate over the science of climate change is over," said Tim
Draimin, Executive Director of Tides Canada Foundation. "We need to focus on
innovative ways to respond to the global warming challenge. An Inconvenient
Truth helps all viewers - students, teachers, and parents - think about the
long-term implications of our lifestyles and what we need to do to build a
sustainable Canada."
    Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten shares her support, "We are
pleased to partner with Tides Canada Foundation to distribute An Inconvenient
Truth to Ontario schools. Today's announcement is moving Ontario forward in
the battle against climate change by inspiring students to reduce their
environment impact. We are growing a new generation of environmental leaders
in our schools who will help us build a strong Ontario for many generations to
come."




For further information:

For further information: Tim Draimin, Executive Director, Phone: (416)
481-8652, or 1-866-TIDESCA (843-3722) ext 249, Email: info@tidescanada.org

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