June 26, 2006

Grassroots lends a hand

As the Province continues to experience a growing number of smog days, Grassroots will by donating 10% of their net sales to the Ontario Clean Air Alliance during their Feel Good Friday promotion.  On June 30th please shop at Grassroots to support the work of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA).

Grassroots, which opened its first store in 1994, is a community-based retailer offering environmentally-friendly products that allow people to make positive choices for themselves, their communities and the planet.  Beyond being simply a retail store, Grassroots participates in BikeShare, offers in-store workshops, showcases local artists and is powered by 100% green electricity.  Over the years, Grassroots has won many awards including the Green Toronto Award of Excellence from the City of Toronto in 2005.

You can shop at either of Grassroots’ two Toronto locations or online at http://www.grassrootsstore.com/.  They are located in Riverdale at 372 Danforth Avenue (Chester subway station) and in the Annex at 408 Bloor Street West (either the Bathurst or Spadina station).

The OCAA thanks Grassroots for its support.

In our bulletin on Thursday, June 22, we said that the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has called for the McGuinty energy plan to be subject to a full environmental assessment.  In fact, what the ECO specifically called for was for the province to post a notice of its proposed EA exemption regulation (O. Reg. 276/06) on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry.  We apologize for the error.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you

Jessica Fracassi
Communications & Membership Manager
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: info@cleanair.web.ca
Website: www.cleanairalliance.org