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, lets 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. Were 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 Citys own infrastructure and land, such as assessing the Citys 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 Canadas safest city.
Public Affairs Consultant