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Media Advisory: CivicAction Shares 5-Step Model to Environmental Transformation at 10th Annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) - On October 5, CivicAction will present "CivicAction Transforms Organizations" at the US Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

CivicAction was selected as one of the Best in Canada Top Seven organizations to present an educational session at the annual conference, which attracts 25,000 attendees and is being hosted for the first time outside the U.S. in Toronto.

CivicAction's Chair, John Tory, will moderate a panel discussion with senior executives from Royal Bank, BMO, and electric vehicle organization Plug'n Drive who are voluntary leaders of CivicAction's environmental initiative, Greening Greater Toronto. They will share the benefits and results of multi-sector collaboration, and the keys to fostering engagement and leadership in the private, public and not for profit sectors on environmental issues. They will illustrate their insights through examples from the Commercial Building Energy Initiative, the Green Procurement Initiative and the Greening Canada Fund.

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Please note media are welcome to attend the session and conference, but must pre-register on-line at

DATE Wednesday, October 5, 2011
TIME 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West. Session OR14.
John Tory, Broadcaster Newstalk 1010 and Chair of CivicAction
Linda Mantia, Head, Enterprise Services and Chief Procurement Officer, RBC and co-chair, Greening Greater Toronto and co-chair of Greening Greater Toronto's Commercial Building Energy Initiative;
Jim Johnston, Director, Environmental Sustainability & Compliance, BMO Financial Group, Corporate Real Estate Technology & Operations and member, Greening Canada Fund advisory council;
Cara Clairman, President and CEO, Plug'n Drive and former chair, Green Procurement Initiative.

Greening Greater Toronto is an initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a coalition of thousands of civic leaders acting collectively to tackle tough issues and big opportunities facing the Toronto region. More than 200 partners from corporations, government, and the non-profit sector have joined Greening Greater Toronto and support the vision of a flourishing region renowned for its environmental action and innovation.

For the first time, the U.S. Green Building Council is partnering with the Canada Green Building Council to host the 10th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 4-7, 2011. Greenbuild will bring 25,000 professionals from over 100 countries to Toronto. In addition to 120 education sessions, Greenbuild is offering other learning and networking opportunities at its International, Affordable Housing and Green Jobs Summits, and Green Building Tours.

For further information:
Leslie Domenico
(416) 309-4480 x506 or cell (647) 688-9056