January 03, 2008 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: A Joint Inaugural Planting Report From SOVERDI, the City of Montreal and TELUS

Montreal greening association SOVERDI produces Montreal's planting report for year 2007 presented to Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf of the United Nations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 3, 2008) - On January 8th, in Montreal, on behalf of SOVERDI, a non-profit Montreal greening association, the City of Montreal and TELUS, Montreal's Mayor will present an inaugural annual report to the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity under the United Nations' Environment Programme. This report outlines greening results for the city, as born out the collaborative efforts of SOVERDI, Montreal local greening organizations and SOVERDI's partners. These results are also in keeping with the United Nations' Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign for the environment.

Date: Tuesday, January 8

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Place: Galerie Gora
279, Sherbrooke Street West, room 205, Montreal

Participants: Gerald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on
Biological Diversity under the United Nations' Environment
Jean-Francois St-Germain, Vice President, Public and
Parapublic Markets, TELUS
Louis L. Roquet, Chairman of the board, SOVERDI

Note: Speeches will be followed by a photo session.

About SOVERDI (Societe de verdissement du Montreal metropolitain):

Created in 1992, within the framework of Canadian Government's Green Plan, SOVERDI is a non-profit greening organization primarily committed to the restoration of unattractive and neglected sites, such as industrial and institutional areas and highway roadsides.

SOVERDI mobilizes private companies, institutions and institutes, scientists and community organizations around adequate greening projects based on water, air and soil considerations. Its activities target all Montreal neighbourhoods plagued by heat islands and are part of a larger project of renewing, maintaining and developing the urban forest.

SOVERDI is proud to count on the support of its two main partners: TELUS and City of Montreal.

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