September 11, 2006

Third Tremblant Forum to focus on sustainable communities

MONTREAL, QUE-The third Tremblant Forum on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability will be held at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, on September 21, 2006. The conference will focus on ways in which companies, governments and NGOs are working together to create sustainable communities, i.e. communities that meet their residents' economic, social and environmental needs without compromising the ability of future generations to enjoy the same quality of life. "The perfect scale for models of sustainable development, in environmental and social terms, is at the municipal level. Municipalities hold the key to a sustainable world," says keynote speaker Dr Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder of the Natural Step, a world leader in designing sustainability plans for municipalities and companies. Tremblant Forum 06 will provide an opportunity to learn more about economic, social and environmental issues currently facing communities - regardless of size - and discuss global best practices for dealing with these challenges. The event will explore four main themes: urban infrastructure, community partnerships, sustainable energy, and community relations. Registration is available by calling 514/843-7171, or on the Forum's Web site, www.tremblantforum.org.

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