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Unite With the City of Mississauga and Conserve Your Energy

Mar 18, 2009

The City of Mississauga, in partnership with Enersource, encourages residents and businesses to unite in the fight against climate change by participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

“Join the City of Mississauga and show your commitment to a greener future by turning off non-essential lights and small electrical appliances in your home and office,” said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair.  “Last year, the City saw a significant drop in its energy consumption. This year, let’s reduce it even further and make it a part of our daily routine.”

Some simple ways to conserve energy and practiced by EAC committee members are:

  • energy efficient light bulbs
  • Energy Star appliances
  • thermal windows
  • ceiling fans instead of air conditioning
  • solar heating for a swimming pool
  • drip hoses to water plants
  • programmable thermostat

“Enersource is pleased to once again partner with the City of Mississauga for Earth Hour and set an example as a leader in energy conservation initiatives. We’re encouraging both residential and business customers to do the right thing at the right time for the right reasons with our support,” said Norm Loberg, Chair of Enersource Corporation.

The City will be participating by turning off non-essential lights and electrical equipment at facilities where safety and service will not be compromised. Enersource will also be turning off all non-essential outdoor and indoor lighting at its head office location, including the outdoor LED signboard and decorative light fixtures.

The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), chaired by Councillor Carlson and comprised of members from Council (Councillor Carolyn Parrish and Councillor Carmen Corbasson), five citizen members, a youth member and a representative from the University of Toronto in Mississauga, offers advice and recommendations to Council with respect to policy issues and practices related to the City’s own infrastructure and land, such as assessing the City’s conservation programs, fleet management, new corporate initiatives and energy use.

For information on how you can participate in Earth Hour, visit: www.mississauga.ca/earthhour.

To learn how to save energy everyday, visit: www.enersource.com/earthhour.

Mississauga is Canada's 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 Canada’s safest city.

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