Aliant and the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce bring Arnold Schwarzenegger's environmental advisor to Atlantic Canada

    Terry Tamminen named keynote speaker for ecoRevolution Conference in
    Moncton, NB on November 27, 2007

    MONCTON, NB, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - Aliant, presenting sponsor of ecoRevolution,
and the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) today announced that Terry
Tamminen will be the keynote speaker for the international symposium on
business and the environment. Tamminen is an environmental advisor and author,
most notably recognized for his work with California Governor Arnold
    "Mr. Tamminen is an internationally acclaimed speaker and we can all
learn from his experiences. He is truly an inspiration when it comes to doing
the right thing for the environment," said André Pelletier, the Chair of the
GMCC. "His speech, The Five Keys to Success -- From Shakespeare to
Schwarzenegger, is one that business leaders and all members of our community,
won't want to miss."
    Tamminen's speech will focus on the secrets to success in life and
business, based on his learning and experiences as a Shakespearian actor,
member of Cabinet for Governor Schwarzenegger, and time spent in Nigeria,
Australia, and the United States.
    "Terry Tamminen is a passionate leader and influencer of change for the
environment," said Robyn Tingley, Aliant's vice president of Communications
and Public Affairs. "His vision of sustainability is one we can all learn from
as we work together to make a difference in our communities for future
    Tamminen was recently featured in Time Magazine's Global Warming Survival
Guide - 51 Things You Can Do. Item #23, entitled "Copy California", describes
how he is criss-crossing the United States to create a de facto national
climate plan out of individual efforts in the 50 states.
    In April, 2007, Tamminen was named the Cullman Senior Climate Policy
Fellow, New America Foundation. He currently travels throughout the United
States and the world, lecturing and providing private consulting services to a
variety of clients, including several Governors and Canadian Premiers on
climate and energy policy.

    ecoRevolution will be a full-day conference on Tuesday, November 27,
2007. Sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Delta
Beauséjour with Tamminen's keynote address following at 7:00 p.m. at the
Capitol Theatre. The full conference program will be announced and
registrations will be accepted in late September. For more information visit

    About the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce

    The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce identified the need and is
organizing ecoRevolution with a Steering Committee of regional business
leaders. The GMCC, at 116 years, is one of the oldest and largest in Canada.
It is a founding member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic
Provinces Chamber of Commerce and the New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. In
2004, the GMCC was among the first four chambers in Canada to achieve
Accreditation with Distinction (the only one East of Ontario) by meeting a set
of high standards and practices. It was successfully renewed for the period
2006 - 2009, confirming its position as a chamber that seeks to stand out and
that looks to the future.

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. Through its operating entities it serves customers
in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added
business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides
IT professional services in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees
are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.

    About ecoRevolution

    Throughout history, business has faced the challenge of change. Sometimes
the process has been gradual; often, more dramatic. In the 18th Century, the
Industrial Revolution radically changed how most businesses operated. In our
own time, the Technological Revolution has required business to keep pace with
rapidly accelerating changes in information technology.
    The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping
businesses prepare for, and adapt to, the next wave of change - and that wave
is almost upon us. We call it the ecoRevolution, and it signals the arrival of
a time when business must learn to survive in partnership with the
environment, to create both a healthy bottom line, and protect the long-term
health of our planet.
    On November 27, 2007, the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce will host a
conference focused on encouraging companies to discover the competitive
advantages of adopting sustainable business practices. Every business can do
something to help lessen its environmental footprint and, in doing so, to reap
tangible benefits.
    ecoRevolution will bring together key industry leaders from Canada and
the United States to share proactive environmental strategies and discuss
innovations that respect and protect the environment and create new business
opportunities - all the while improving their bottom line.

                          Join us for ecoRevolution
                              November 27, 2007
                                 Moncton, NB

    Note: Terry Tamminen will be available for interviews on August 21,
    between 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Atlantic). Please call either Marc Doucette
    or Alyson Queen to schedule an interview.

For further information:

For further information: Marc Doucette, Hudson Design Group, (506)
852-3803,; Alyson Queen, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (866) 696-6700,

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