GMCC partners with Aliant on ecoRevolution international symposium on business and the environment on November 27

    MONCTON, NB, June 12 /CNW/ - The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce
(GMCC) is building on its reputation as a leader among Chambers within Canada.
Today the organization announced, with presenting sponsor Aliant, a new
venture, one that will further secure its leadership position in a new era by
helping business to create both a healthy bottom line, and protect the
long-term health of our planet.
    "Today the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce we
will be creating a critical learning opportunity for business. We are
launching ecoRevolution, an international symposium on business and the
environment," said André Pelletier, the Chair of the GMCC.
    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 an international keynote address following at 7 p.m. at the
Capitol Theatre.
    "We are organizing a world-class conference that will be tailored to
business people in northeast North America," said Valerie Roy, Chief Executive
Officer of the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce. "The experts who will
address delegates will have valuable information that businesses can take away
and apply to their own organization to lower their impact on the environment.
They have inspirational stories that prove that companies can do well while
taking care of the environment."
    Mr. Pelletier introduced Aliant as the presenting sponsor of
ecoRevolution. He explained: "Aliant is an ongoing partner with the Chamber
and within our community. Their organization's environmental leadership is a
tangible example that businesses can be profitable without sacrificing the
environment. Their leadership is to be commended. We would not be able to
announce this event today, if it weren't for Aliant's support."
    "Aliant is pleased to support ecoRevolution and proud that this
conference will further enhance the way we live and work in our communities,"
said Robyn Tingley, Aliant's vice president of Communications and Public
Affairs. "We all have a role to play in ensuring a sustainable world for
future generations. Aliant and our employees take that responsibility very

    Aliant, Atlantic Canada's leading information and communications
technology provider, was recently recognized by Natural Resources Canada for
its contribution to creating a cleaner environment in Atlantic Canada.
Committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability initiatives across
the region, Aliant has initiated over 400 individual projects over the past
six years. The result has been a reduction of 28,755 tonnes of CO2e (carbon
dioxide equivalents), known to be the primary contributors to climate change,
from being emitted into the atmosphere. These savings are equivalent to
removing 6,579 vehicles from the road for one year.

    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.


    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

For further information:

For further information: Valerie Roy, CEO, Greater Moncton Chamber of
Commerce, (506) 857-2883,; Alyson Queen, Aliant
Communications and Public Affairs, (866) 696-6700,

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