MTS Allstream engages employees to help fight climate change
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - As the official telecom sponsor of Pollution
Probe's 2009 Clean Air Commute, MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is
challenging its employees to find cleaner and more environmentally friendly
ways to commute to work every day.
The campaign, which takes place from June 22 to 26, 2009, is Canada's
longest standing commuter challenge, and aims to encourage Greater Toronto
Area (GTA) residents to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions by
choosing environmentally friendly commuting options.
Last year, more than 390 MTS Allstream employees in the GTA participated
in the Clean Air Commute, saving 45 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
MTS Allstream has an employee teleworking program with more than 750
participants in the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal. In 2008 alone, the
program reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 599 tonnes. In addition, MTS
Allstream is enabling Canadian companies to shrink their own carbon
footprints, lower their operating costs and improve workforce productivity
through its Virtual Workplace Solutions offering for enterprise customers.
"At MTS Allstream, we are committed to reducing our impact on the
environment and through our solutions and tools helping our customers,
employees and stakeholders do the same," said Dean Prevost, President,
Enterprise Solutions, MTS Allstream. "We are proud to participate in and
sponsor events like the Clean Air Commute that make a difference in the
communities where we live and work."
"We are pleased to once again have Allstream as the telecommunications
sponsor for the Clean Air Commute," said Olivia Nugent , Manager, Clean Air
Campaign & Commute. "Statistics show that transportation accounts for 25
percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. It's great to be working with a
company that not only sees the importance of initiatives like the Clean Air
Commute, but works year-round to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provides
solutions that enable other organizations to do the same."
During the week of June 22, MTS Allstream employees in the GTA will help
to increase awareness and reduce emissions by choosing environmentally
friendly ways to work, such as teleworking, carpooling, cycling, walking, or
taking public transit.
About MTS Allstream
MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services
Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies,
MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to
live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with
6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value
as seen through the eyes of our customers. In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly
two million total customer connections spanning business customers across
Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The
Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost
30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006
World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the
Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common
shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT).
Customers, stakeholders and investors who want learn more about MTS Allstream
services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder
value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
About Pollution Probe
Pollution Probe is a leading not-for-profit environmental organization
actively engaged in initiatives to address air quality and climate change,
including conducting research, engaging partners, implementing projects,
holding events and contributing to the development of new policies to honour
Canada's commitment to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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