Utility introducing initiative to help reduce greenhouse gases
WHAT: Come join PowerStream, the local electric utility which delivers power to more than 315,000 residential and business customers in the GTA and Central Ontario, as the company officially launches a program to assist employees in commuting to the company's head office in Vaughan while helping the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The development of vanpool programs, to defray employee commuting costs and mitigate the related environmental impacts caused by the volume of single occupancy vehicles on the road during the commute to and from work, has begun to take hold in North America in recent years. Working with Smart Commute – North Toronto, Vaughan, a local not-for-profit transportation management association, PowerStream will be the first company based in York Region to implement a vanpool initiative. The PowerStream vanpools will see the utility and participating employees not only share in the responsibility of coordinating the program, but also in purchasing, operating and maintaining the vans being used.
WHO: Peter Meffe, Chair, PowerStream Brian Bentz, President & CEO, PowerStream Adam Arnold, Program Manager, Smart Commute - North Toronto, Vaughan Steve Westlake, Captain, PowerStream Employee Vanpool, North Wayne Taggart, Captain, PowerStream Employee Vanpool, East
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2009
WHERE: PowerStream Head Office
161 Cityview Boulevard Vaughan, Ontario
• PowerStream employee vanpool vehicle
• Employee participants in PowerStream Vanpool Program