Company empowers employees to reduce environmental footprint in their communities

On April 22, MTS Allstream employees will join more than six million Canadians and one billion people in over 180 countries around the world to celebrate Earth Day 2011. MTS Allstream employees are being encouraged to participate in Earth Day in their communities and share photos of their green activities on the Company’s intranet site.

“Throughout the company, our people are taking action to preserve and enhance the environment,” said Aliana Rozenek, Chief Human Resources Officer, MTS Allstream. “We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and are proud to participate in events like Earth Day that make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”

In addition to Earth Day activities, customers and employees can take advantage of the Company’s following green solutions and initiatives 365 days a year:      

– Cell phone recycling – Customers can recycle their cell phones, batteries, chargers, and headsets at all MTS Connect(TM) stores in Manitoba. Since 2006, nearly 35,000 phones have been reused or recycled with the proceeds going to the Green Action Centre in Manitoba – a non-profit organization that promotes greener living through environmental education.

– Electronic billing – Electronic billing is as an option for customers who want to reduce the use of paper.

– Tele-working – Workplace 2.0 enables MTS Allstream employees in various cities across the country to telecommute, improve work-life balance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). In 2010, the tele-working program reduced GHG emissions by over 1,000 metric tonnes. For business customers, MTS Allstream also offers Virtual workplace solutions to help them manage their environment footprint as well. 

MTS Allstream’s 2010 Green Report will be available in June 2011 on http://www.mtsallstream.com/. The report will document facts and perspectives on the Company’s environmental performance over the past several years and its top priorities for 2011 and beyond.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company’s extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: http://www.mtsallstream.com/.

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For further information: Media: Jessica Poitras, MTS Corporate Communications, (204) 941-7823, [email protected]