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New Canadians care about the environment

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (FEF) conducted a national survey of people who moved to Canada within the past five years to uncover the attitudes new immigrants have toward the environment.

According to the poll, the majority of new Canadians say their attitude toward the environment has changed since coming to Canada. Nearly 87 per cent agree that they can make a personal impact when it comes to protecting the environment.

Additional findings include:
• More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) new Canadians say that protecting the natural environment is an important issue to them.
• Those living in the Montreal area are the most likely of those living in urban markets to say that protecting the natural environment is an important issue (100 per cent).
• Those with children are most likely to say protecting the natural environment is an important issue (89 per cent vs. 82 per cent of those without children).
• Nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) visit parks and green spaces.
• More than five in 10 (56 per cent) cycle or walk in their neighbourhood.

Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $57 million in funding to more than 20,000 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually.

For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community, visit www.tdfef.com.

Posted: Aug 1, 2012

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