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June 28, 2007
Green hits the streets at the Green Toronto Streetfest and Live Earth viewing party on July 7
  
The Green Toronto Streetfest, in support of “Friends of Live Earth” will take the green movement to the streets of Yonge and Dundas on Saturday, July 7 from noon to 8 p.m.

One of the highlights of the Streetfest will be a live viewing party of CTV's broadcast of the Live Earth concerts taking place around the world between noon and 8 p.m. on a giant LED screen on Yonge-Dundas Square provided by Eye Candy. The Live Earth concerts will bring together more than 100 music artists and two billion people to inspire a global movement to “answer the call” and combat the climate crisis.

In addition to the Live Earth broadcast, Toronto’s Streetfest will showcase a variety of green products and services that people can use in their everyday lives such as clothing made from bamboo, solar power, low emission vehicles, green roofs, biodegradable packaging, organic foods and more. To accommodate the event, Yonge St. will be closed to traffic from Dundas St. to Shuter St. People attending the event are encouraged to walk, ride or take public transit.

“The solution to climate change lies in every one of us taking responsibility, and taking action now,” said Mayor David Miller. “I encourage everyone in Toronto to join the rest of the world in taking a stand for our environment on July 7 and beyond. Come to the Streetfest, enjoy the world music and learn what you can do at home, in your community and on the road to make a real difference in our city and in our world.”

The Green Toronto Streetfest in support of “Friends of Live Earth” is sponsored by CTV, Eye Candy, Smart Canada, Enbridge, Bullfrog Power, Zipcar and NOW Magazine.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

View more information at http://www.toronto.ca/environment/streetfest.htm.

Media contacts:
Kyle Leetham, Toronto Environment Office, 416-397-5746
Stuart Green, Deputy Director of Communications, Office of Mayor Miller, 416-338-7119


 

 

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