June 20, 2006

Clean Air Foundation’s old car removal program comes to Vancouver area

Vancouver, British Columbia – The Clean Air Foundation will launch its Car Heaven program in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland this week. The program is dedicated to accelerating the retirement of older, higher-polluting vehicles and promoting a shift to new, cleaner and more efficient alternatives.

The program is already in place across Ontario, throughout Atlantic Canada, and in Calgary, and Edmonton. Participants who donate their vehicles receive a free tow and a minimum $50 charitable tax receipt. If the vehicle is 1995 or older and is in running condition, General Motors will include a $1,000 voucher to put towards a new GM vehicle.

The Car Heaven program was launched in 2000 and to date has retired 34,000 vehicles, with $1.2 million raised for affiliated charities. For more information, visit www.carheaven.ca.

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