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March 31, 2011 12:00 ET

Vancity To Announce Record Funding of $1 Million For Innovative Initiatives That Support Positive Environmental Change

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Vancity Credit Union -

What? Vancity enviroFund will announce over $1 million in funding to initiatives that support positive environmental change. Every year Vancity donates a minimum of five per cent of enviro Visa* card profits to the Vancity enviroFund™ to help non-profit organizations address environmental concerns in a positive, constructive and creative manner. $450,000 will be awarded to local non profits at the press event. Further funding of over $580,000 is still available for Ecosystem Preservation and Restoration Projects (www.vancity.com/envirofund).
   
Who? BC non profits will gather to receive their funding and share information about projects that are protecting the diversity of both plants and animals, sustaining our local agricultural lands, reducing the carbon footprint associated with our food miles and building a stronger more resilient local food sector.
   
  An opportunity to hear about the innovative food and farmland projects from the following community recipients.
   
  - Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust
  - Ecotrust Canada
  - Environmental Youth Alliance Society
  - Farm Folk/City Folk Society
  - Fraserside Community Services Society
  - Public Health Association of BC
  - Richmond Food Security Society
  - Salt Spring Island Agricultural Alliance
  - United We Can
  - UBC Farm Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
  - Your Local Farmers Market Society
   
When? Thursday, March 31st 1pm
   
Where? Radha Yoga and Eatery
  728 Main Street
  Vancouver, BC V6A 2V7
  (604) 605-0011
   
Why? Vancity enviro Visa cardholders were asked to vote on the key environmental issue areas they wanted the enviroFund to support. The top two selected were Sustainable Agriculture and Ecosystem Preservation and Restoration. This year sets a record for the largest sum of funding issued in the history of the program. This week Vancity received the Globe Sustainability Reporting Award for the best sustainability reporting. For more information click here http://www.globeaward.org/laureate2011-reporting.

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