Hundreds of local PwC volunteers to perform community clean up

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TORONTO, O.N. -- Leading up to the 40th anniversary of Canadian Environment Week (June 5-11, 2011), hundreds of PwC staff volunteers will be participating in week-long activities to celebrate the company's fifth annual Green Week, organized by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation.

From Halifax to Vancouver, PwC volunteers will take part in a range of day-long environmental team volunteering events. Today in Toronto, Chris Clark, CEO and Canadian Senior Partner at PwC Canada, will be joined by 50 volunteers and will spend the day beautifying the Bloor Street tree-scape from Christie Street to Lansdowne Avenue. The volunteers will remove litter and plant flowers for GreenHere - a charity that increases green space in Toronto's Davenport neighbourhood.

'The success of our firm's environmental initiatives reflects our employees' growing interest in reducing our firm's carbon footprint, while making a positive impact within the communities that we live and work,' says Clark. 'Our Green Week activities are a part of our firm's overall commitment to corporate social responsibility.'

Green Week activities and charitable partners across Canada include:

ATLANTIC REGION:

  • Halifax North West Trails Association - Trail remediation - Halifax, May 30
  • Two Rivers Wildlife Park - Painting amphitheatre - Sydney (Huntington), June 1

QUEBEC:

  • Association pour la protection de l'environnement du lac Saint-Charles et des Marais du Nord (APEL) - Clean up - Lac Delage, May 31
  • Héritage Laurentien - Riverbank clean up - Ville LaSalle (Montreal), June 3

ONTARIO:

  • GreenHere - Street Tree Stewardship - Toronto, May 30
  • The Riverwood Conservancy - Planting and Clean-up - Mississauga, May 31
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - Planting with seniors - Toronto, June 1
  • Bruce Trail Conservancy - Building bird boxes and clean-up - Hamilton, June 2
  • City of Kitchener - Natural area clean-up and planning - Kitchener, June 2
  • Earth Rangers Foundation - Grounds beautification - Woodbridge, June 2
  • ReForest London - Preparing forests for planting - London, June 3
  • Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Clean-up and Planting - Amherstburg, June 3

PRAIRIES/WESTERN REGION:

  • Meewasin Valley Authority - River Valley Clean-up - Saskatoon, June 1
  • Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area - Removal of invasive species - Calgary, June 1
  • City of Edmonton – Planting - Edmonton, June 1
  • Catching the Spirit Youth Society - Community garden maintenance - Burnaby, June 1
  • Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society - Invasive species removal - Calgary, June 3

'We want to thank all of our charitable partners for being the vehicles that enable our volunteers to roll up their sleeves to help beautify and restore the environmental spaces in the communities where we live and work,' says James Temple, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation.

For more information about the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation, visit: www.pwc.com/ca/foundation.

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