Toronto, Ontario—Communities across Canada are in the running to win FLICK-FEST, a carbon-neutral music festival to take place in spring 2008. But there are fewer than two weeks left to become number one! The deadline to enter is November 1, 2007.
FLICK OFF, a national movement to fight climate change, will award the FLICK-FEST to the community with the most citizens per capita measuring their carbon emissions. Entering the contest is easy and free. By going to www.flickoff.org and using the carbon calculator to measure your carbon footprint, you’re automatically entering your community into the contest.

In the final stretch, Estevan, SK is leading, followed by Duncan BC, Wolfville NS, Woodstock NB, Antigonish NS, Pt. McNeill BC, Cobourg ON, Nelson BC, Corner Brook NL, Banff, AB and Collingwood ON. Check out the FLICK-FEST leaderboard to find a list of the current top 25 communities at www.flickoff.org.  

“Time is running out for this contest and our climate,” said Dr. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence.  “Luckily we can all be part of the solution, and the first step is learning about how we contribute to the problem. Our message is simple: Visit flickoff.org, evaluate your carbon footprint and start cutting back.”

Launched in the spring of 2007 FLICK OFF informs people about global warming and gives them the tools to take action.

“It’s exciting to see so many people learning more about how we can fight climate change together.  And we look forward to a great, environmentally-friendly concert—to get even more people flicking off,” said Smith.

FLICK OFF (www.flickoff.org) is a movement to fight global warming by getting people to use less energy. Its founding partners are Virgin Mobile Canada, MuchMusic, Roots Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment; and Environmental Defence, a registered charity.
 
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For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, Communications Director, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 x 232; (647) 280-9521 (cell)