Nov 07, 2008
The City of Mississauga was recently recognized by the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT)
with a 2008 Business Award of Excellence for its environmental initiatives and contribution to
the well-being of Mississauga.
The environmental programs we have put in place over the last few years, in addition to the
great support we receive from Council and the Environmental Advisory Committee, have
contributed significantly to the reduction of the Citys overall environmental footprint, said
John Lohuis, Chair, Mississaugas Environmental Network Team. Our Energy Management Program
alone has saved the City $9.3 million over the last 6 years with an investment of $2.3 million,
providing a return on investment of 408%.
According to MBOT, the Environmental Excellence Award is presented to organizations that
demonstrate a significant proactive commitment to developing, implementing or modifying
business processes so that the environment is better off because of their organizations
products, services or investments.
To date, the City of Mississauga has many environmental initiatives, including:
- The establishment of a Environmental Advisory Committee consisting of selected Councillors
and members of the Community to offer advice and make recommendations to City Council on
environmental initiatives and issues in order to promote environmental sustainability in
- The development of an interdepartmental staff team to collaborate in the development of
environmental best practices and recommendations on environmental issues.
- The creation of Mississaugas Anti-Idling Awareness Campaign, which successfully targeted
unnecessary emissions from engine idling of City staff, fleet drivers and the public at GO
Transit stations, schools and municipal facilities.
- The Energy Management Program, which aims to identify energy and water saving opportunities
that will lower utility costs, improve operational efficiency and contribute to the reduction
of the Citys overall environmental footprint.
For more information on Mississaugas additional environmental programs, please visit the
Citys web site at www.mississauga.ca.
Mississauga is Canadas sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With
well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be
an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens.
Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength
and for being Canadas safest city.
Public Affairs Specialist