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Fido commits $100,000 to environmental and community projects across the country

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 6th, 2011

Fido and Evergreen announced the launch of Fido Share Your Care™, a campaign to support local environmental and community projects.

Canadians are invited to vote for their favourite project at . In total, Fido will share $100,000 among 20 different local projects across Canada.

Each of the 20 projects involved with Share Your Care receive base support of $2,500 totaling $50,000. In addition, the remaining $50,000 will be distributed between the three projects which receive the most votes.

From July 5 until Aug. 14, Facebook users can vote once per day for their favourite project at

Votes will be gathered and ranked by popularity. The three community projects with the highest number of votes will be announced at the end of August.

Some of the organizations participating in Fido Share Your Care include the Gorge Waterway Initiative in Victoria BC, the Fletcher Wildlife Garden in Ottawa ON, Friends of the Coves Subwatershed in London ON, the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area in Calgary AB, and Befriending the Mountain in Montreal QC.

To date, Fido has helped Evergreen support more than 190 school ground greening projects, 800 public greening events and workshops, engage more than 20,000 volunteers and plant over 40,000 trees and shrubs across Canada. 

In addition, Fido has saved over 3.62 tonnes of paper through its online billing initiative.

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