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.