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Protecting Montreal’s Water Resources One Rain Barrel at a Time

Montréal, QC (August 30, 2012)

Coca-Cola helps Montrealers harvest rainwater with donation of 100 rain barrels

Montréal, QC - Montréal residents can help quench their gardens’ thirst for the rest of the summer and at the same time, help the local watershed.

Coca-Cola Canada is donating 100 concentrate barrels converted to rain water harvesting barrels to Regroupement des éco-quartiers, a city-funded organization dedicated to promoting responsible water stewardship in Montreal.

Rain barrels can help reduce water bills, conserve water during dry periods and lessen polluted run-off. The reuse of these 55-gallon concentrate barrels will help in the effort to protect local watersheds.

“Water is the primary ingredient in our beverages and we recognize our responsibility to protect this precious resource and making a positive difference in our local communities,” says Christina De Toni, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada. “Converting our concentrate barrels into rain barrels is a tangible and effective way to inspire change to preserve our water resources.”

“Coca-Cola Canada’s donation helps Montréal residents make our community more sustainable and greener with their own personal contributions through rain harvesting,” explained Nicolas Montpetit, the Regroupement’s coordinator. “We applaud Coca-Cola Canada’s efforts in giving back to the community they operate in and encourage our residents to purchase a rain barrel.”

Residents interested in purchasing a rain barrel can contact Regroupement des éco- quartiers by telephone at 514-507-5401 or online at www.eco-quartiers.org


About the Regroupement des éco-quartiers (REQ):

The REQ is a network of partner devoted to environmental action strongly rooted in the local communities of the City of Montréal. The Regroupement has made it a primary mission to support citizens and professionals to a healthy, environmentally sustainable development of their living environment and to improving the social fabric. Learn more at www.eco-quartiers.org


About Coca-Cola Canada:

Coca-Cola Canada operates in all ten provinces, employing 6,300 people in more than 50 facilities, including seven production facilities, across Canada. We offer a wide variety of non-alcoholic brands; these beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks, coffees and ready-to- drink teas. We're proud to offer some of the most popular brands in Canada including Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Nestea®, PowerAde®, Minute Maid®, Dasani® and vitaminwater®. Coca-Cola in Canada is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Coca-Cola Ltd.

For more information:
Christina De Toni
Director, Public Affairs & Communications
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada

Emmanuelle Salesse
514-739-1188 ext. 223