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Earth Day is April 22

Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide.

First launched as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970, Earth Day is celebrated as the birth of the environmental movement.

For more information on Earth Day Canada, visit http://www.earthday.ca/pub/index.php or http://www.jourdelaterre.org/.

Earth Day is a day to think about the actions we can take to help protect the environment. Air Canada is doing its part too. Through the purchase of more fuel efficient aircraft such as our new Embraer and Boeing 777s, by adjusting flying procedures and removing unnecessary weight from our aircraft, we have improved aircraft fuel efficiency by 30% since 1990, and our goal is to improve this by another 25% by 2020. Every month, our on-board newspaper recycling program saves 133 trees and 76 cubic metres of landfill space. In Toronto alone, we recycle 7.5 metric tonnes of cans annually.

More and more of our customers are choosing to purchase carbon offsets from zerofootprint, when booking travel at aircanada.com. Through this program, some 8,000 tonnes of CO2 have been offset, and more than 1,500 trees have been planted in Maple Ridge British Columbia. We invite you to visit our environmental pages at http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/environment.html to read more about what we are doing to reduce our carbon footprint and about what you can do to help.

Défi Climat 2008 - Take action now!

Défi Climat is an environmental campaign undertaken by the City of Montreal, in collaboration with a consortium of NGOs, companies and institutions, which aims to get citizens to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by pledging to take action to change their lifestyles. In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Air Canada employees and customers across the network can sign on immediately and start taking measurable steps in reducing the worldwide impacts of CO2 emissions. More information as well as a list of 23 daily habits that can help combat climate change can be found at www.deficlimat.qc.ca.

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