TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - The National Executive Committee for Clean Air
Day has awarded the Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) the 2008 Clean
Air Day Award in recognition of the partnership it has developed and
particularly for its incentive programs to boost mass transit ridership for
home to work and home to school trips.
On behalf of the Committee, the Director of Public Affairs of the
Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), Bernard D'Amour, today awarded
Ms. Dany Lachance, the President of the STS, the 2008 Clean Air Day Award.
In his speech, Mr. D'Amour mentioned that the National Executive
Committee for Clean Air Day wanted to recognize "the exceptional contribution
the Société de transport de Sherbrooke has made to air quality and to the
promotion of clean air through the establishment of innovative commercial
partnerships." The Committee, which also drew attention to the fact that the
STS has managed to help its partners incorporate clean air-friendly solutions
into their business models by creating, in particular, non-technological
opportunities, described the STS as a "reference when it comes to sustainable
means of transportation in its region."
Proclaimed by the Government of Canada back in 1999, the aim of Clean Air
Day is to promote clean air and health in Canada, while at the same time
making citizens aware of the importance of the quality of clean air and
climate change, particularly on issues relating to air pollution and
greenhouse gas emissions.
The Clean Air Day Awards, which were created in 2006, recognize
remarkable contributions to air quality in Canada. The main criteria used to
determine winners of the award are:
- Concrete and long-term impact on air quality and the community (the
public, the business community, the education field, etc);
- A long-term commitment;
- Innovation and vision;
- Technological importance.
CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems,
suppliers to industry, government agencies, individuals and related
organizations in Canada.
For further information:
For further information: Maureen Shuell, Director of Communications,
CUTA, (416) 365-9800, extension 105, www.cutaactu.ca