Toronto Hydro's Team Up for Green Campaign earns schools big paycheque

Approximately $79,000 donation going towards new bike racks

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Toronto Hydro presented a $78,560 cheque to the Toronto District School Board at Smithfield Middle School to help purchase bike racks as part of the Team Up For Green partnership.

Between October and December 2014, schools around the city participated in the Team Up for Green Campaign, which encouraged Toronto Hydro customers to sign-up for green programs, such as peaksaver PLUS®, Coupons, E-bills, and Pre-Authorized Payment programs

The money will fund the purchase of new bicycle racks at TDSB schools, encouraging students and staff to ride their bikes to school.

The presentation was part of Earth Day activities and supports the TDSB's Charter for Active, Safe and Sustainable Transportation that promotes travel to school by cycling, walking or other modes of active transportation.

QUICK FACTS

  • 279 schools participated in Team Up for Green
  • Riding your bike to work or school is a great way to conserve energy
  • The Team Up for Green campaign was recognized by the Electricity Distributors Association, winning the Excellence in Communications award for its innovative design

QUOTES

"Our Team Up for Green Campaign was a major success and we're really proud of the great job the students did encouraging our customers to sign up for green programs.  We're extremely excited to be providing this cheque towards the purchase of bike racks for the kids."

-  Lauren Kirk, Manager, Customer Services, Toronto Hydro

"This partnership was a win-win and we were proud to partner with Toronto Hydro to Team Up For Green. Our students will benefit from the bike racks which helps reinforce our commitment to healthy, active living."

-  Donna Quan, Director of Education, TDSB

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Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 740,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

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Image with caption: "Today, Toronto Hydro presented a cheque to Toronto District School Board to reward their efforts on the Team Up For Green partnership. Pictured from left to right: Michael Ford, Toronto District School Board Trustee, Ward 1, Lauren Kirk, Manager, Customer Services, Toronto Hydro and Donna Quan, Director of Education, Toronto District School Board. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150422_C4735_PHOTO_EN_14621.jpg

For further information: TORONTO HYDRO CONTACT: Tori Gass, Communications and Public Affairs, 416-903-4037, media@torontohydro.com, 24-hours media line: 416-903-6845, media@torontohydro.com; TDSB CONTACT, Ryan Bird, 416-540-4449, ryan.bird@tdsb.on.ca

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