Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Minister Smitherman and Clean Air Foundation join forces in support of a green Habitat for Humanity build

    TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - In 2006, a man turned a red paperclip into a
house. In 2009, Clean Air Foundation will turn a green paperclip into an
eco-friendly Habitat for Humanity home for a Mississauga family in need.
    On February 4, 2009, Minister Smitherman will lend his support to the
Green Paperclip Challenge ( by participating in two
trades. These trades will help the Clean Air Foundation and Summerhill Group
move closer to their green build goal. This is Habitat for Humanity
Mississauga's first build, and one of many "green" builds to come.

    Location:    Clean Air Foundation/Summerhill Group Offices
                 1216 Yonge Street, Suite 201
                 Toronto, Ontario

    Date:        Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Time:        10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Who:         Hon. George Smitherman, Ontario's Deputy Premier and
                 Minister of Energy and Infrastructure
                 Ersilia Serafini, Clean Air Foundation
                 Santo Dearcanglis, High Reach Inc.
                 Doug Clark, Habitat for Humanity, Mississauga

    About Clean Air Foundation -

    The Clean Air Foundation is dedicated to developing programs that focus
on improving air quality and protecting the climate through a simple model of
public engagement and reward. All programs drive societal participation and
promote behavioural change by making better environmental choices easy,
contributing to a sustained positive and measurable impact on the environment.
Clean Air Foundation manages several public engagement programs - Car
Heaven(TM), Mow Down Pollution(TM), Keep Cool(TM), Go Solar, Switch the 'Stat,
Switch Out and Cool Shops(TM) as well as a range of other strategic

For further information:

For further information: Aly Pecoskie, Optimum Public Relations, (416)
306-6784,; Josie Haynes, Optimum Public
Relations, (416) 934-8012,

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