Aliant launches 'Get Green' student video contest across Atlantic Canada

    High school students encouraged to get creative about the environment to
    win all-expense paid trip to ecoRevolution Conference on sustainability

    MONCTON, NB, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading
information and communications technology provider, is encouraging high school
students across Atlantic Canada to contribute their ideas on how to create a
sustainable future with the Aliant Get Green Student Video Contest. Producers
of the winning video will receive passes to attend ecoRevolution, an
international symposium on business and the environment for which Aliant is
the presenting sponsor. The winning video will also be showcased at the
conference where the winners will meet environmental and business leaders,
such as Terry Tamminen, who is keynote speaker for the event and advisor to
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    High school students across Atlantic Canada are encouraged to team up and
create a two to five minute video in either English and/or French, until
October 19, 2007, indicating what businesses and communities can do to be more
environmentally responsible and sustainable. One finalist will be chosen by a
panel of judges from each Atlantic province. The four finalists' videos will
then be announced and made available for viewing on
    "At Aliant, we recognize the talent and creativity of our youth here in
Atlantic Canada and this Get Green Student Video Contest gives them the
opportunity to use technology and make their voices heard," said
Robyn Tingley, vice president of Aliant Communications and Public Affairs.
"Our youth are our future leaders and it is important that we not only take
the time to learn from them but also offer them the chance to participate in a
conference of this magnitude. It's an important exercise for all of us."
    Entries of the Aliant Get Green Student Video Contest will be judged on
their originality, quality and ability to inspire on the topics of
sustainability and the environment. The four provincial finalists will be
announced on October 29, 2007. The winning video will be chosen through online
voting by the public and announced on November 19, 2007. The winning team
(maximum of four students) and one chaperone will receive all-expense paid
trips to the ecoRevolution Conference in Moncton, New Brunswick on November
27, 2007, complete with carbon credits to offset their travel. Additionally,
all four provincial finalists will receive $500 to enhance their school's
environmental efforts toward becoming more sustainable.
    Aliant is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of ecoRevolution and is
dedicated to enhancing communities across Atlantic Canada by incorporating
long-term economic, environmental and social considerations into its business

    To learn more about ecoRevolution, visit ( To learn
more about Aliant's sustainability program, please visit

    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.

    Media representatives are encouraged to sign up for <a href="">Aliant News Alerts</a>.

For further information:

For further information: Fraser Smith, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (506) 658-7226,

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