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FOE and OPG partner to “Let it Bee”

Monday, May 2nd 2016 10:02:45am

Media Advisory

A call to action to protect wild bees

When: May 5, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: 700 University Avenue, Toronto

Mini Auditorium (please check in with Security desk at lobby)

Who: Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

What: FOE and OPG will announce the “LET IT BEE” campaign to protect and save wild, native bees.

Speakers will include:

· Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada

· Jeff Lyash, President and CEO, Ontario Power Generation

· Dr. Laurence Packer, Professor of Biology, York University

· J. Scott MacIvor, Post Doctoral Researcher, York University and University of Toronto Scarborough campus

Dr. Laurence Packer will provide information on the threats facing Canada’s bee population in urban spaces. J. Scott MacIvor will outline the actions everyone can take to save native bees.

Dr. Packer and Mr. MacIvor will also be available to answer media questions.

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For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Don Huff, ECO Strategy, 416-972-7404/416-805-7720 or huffd@ecostrategy.ca

Friends of the Earth Canada (foecanada.org) is the Canadian member of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network campaigning on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. The Bee Cause is its priority campaign for 2016.

Ontario Power Generation (opg.com)is Ontario’s largest clean electricity generator. More than 99 per cent of the power produced by OPG is free of smog and greenhouse gas emissions. OPG supports province-wide, conservation focused, family-friendly actions and education initiatives that get people involved in protecting and conserving biodiversity.