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September 28, 2004
Media Advisory: FCM report tracks Canada's ecological footprint

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will release its report
"Ecological Footprints of Canadian Municipalities and Regions" on September 29
at 11 a.m.

An ecological footprint is the amount of biologically productive land and water
that communities occupy to produce all the resources they consume and to absorb
their waste. The FCM report compares the ecological footprints of 20 Canadian

The report and backgrounder will be posted on the FCM web site
( at 11 a.m. York Region Councillor Brenda Hogg, Chair of
FCM's Quality of Life Technical Team, and consultant Mark Anielski will brief
news media via conference call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

WHAT: Technical briefing on FCM report "Ecological Footprints of Canadian
Municipalities and Regions"

WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. September 29

HOW: Reporters in Toronto wishing to take part should call 416-695-7840, enter
pass code 533860 (pound key) and follow the prompts. Dial (star key) 0 for

For further information:
Robert Ross, Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
613-241-5221, ext. 399

Ed Reed, Community and Neighbourhood Services
City of Toronto, 416-392-5187



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