Canadian Diabetes Association has 5 ways you can help our environment in recognition of Canadian Environment Week

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - With Canadian Environment Week taking place this
week (June 3-9), the Canadian Diabetes Association has five ways you can help
raise funds for diabetes research, education, service and advocacy while
positively impacting our environment.
    The Association operates a number of reuse/recycling programs. One of the
longer standing programs is Clothesline(R). Clothesline(R) has been operating
across Canada for over 21 years and allows individuals to donate their
reusable clothing and household items. Donors can arrange for a free pick-up
or donate clothing to the program's red drop boxes located in communities
throughout Canada. In 2006, over 47 million kilograms of clothing, household
items and furniture was diverted from landfills through Clothesline(R).
    The Association also offers programs to divert hazardous materials from
our landfills. Diabetes Recycle Ink. allows individuals to donate their empty
printer cartridges and Project Redial(TM) allows individuals to donate their
unwanted cell phones/PDAs.
    Here are five ways that corporations, local businesses, schools and
community groups can help raise funds for the Association and ensure items are
diverted from landfill:

    1.  Organize a school, work or community drive to collect donations of
        clothing, cell phones/PDAs and/or empty printer cartridges.
    2.  Volunteer to collect donations of reusable clothing, cell phones/PDAs
        and empty printer cartridges from friends and family.
    3.  Become an apartment/condominium building pick-up coordinator for
        donations of clothing, cell phones/PDAs and empty printer cartridges.
    4.  If you're a local business or retailer, become a Clothing Drop Box
        Host by placing a Clothesline(R) drop box on your property to accept
        clothing donations.
    5.  Spread the word about the Association's reuse/recycling programs to
        others you know.

    To learn more about Clothesline(R) and Project Redial(TM) or to arrange
for a free pick-up, call 1-800-505-5525.
    To learn more about Diabetes Recycle Ink. and to find out about
qualifying cartridges, minimum collection levels or to arrange for a free
pick-up, call 1-800-338-2274 (Ext. 277).

    The Canadian Diabetes Association works to prevent diabetes and improve
the quality of life for those affected, through research, education, service
and advocacy. With a presence in more than 150 communities, the Canadian
Diabetes Association's strong network of assistance includes volunteers,
employees, healthcare professionals and partners. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Randi Garcha, Associate, Marketing &
Communications, Canadian Diabetes Association, Phone: (416) 408-7113,

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