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Earthdays 2009
20-Minute Mississauga Makeover: Schools, Businesses, Residents and City Staff Unite to Combat Litter

Apr 20, 2009

As part of the City of Mississauga's Earth Days program, the City will once again join GTA municipalities to participate in the 20-Minute Makeover on Friday, April 24.

"On this day, schools, businesses, residents and City employees will pick-up litter for 20 minutes in an effort to help keep the city clean and green," said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, Environmental Advisory Committee Chair.  "Last year, an estimated 30,000 residents took part in the 20-Minute Mississauga Makeover.  This year, to show our appreciation to participants, a tree will be planted in Mississauga's Shelby Park for each clean-up that is registered." 

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What:            

20-Minute Mississauga Makeover

Who:             

Environmental Advisory Committee Chair and Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson

Date:             

Friday, April 24, 2009

Time:            

1:45 p.m.

Location:        

North Square
Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

In an effort to promote recycling and minimize waste, participants are encouraged to bring their own bags and gloves.  After the clean-ups, participants are asked to leave their bags of garbage for regular waste collection by the Region of Peel.

For information about Mississauga's Earth Days events or to register a clean-up group for the makeover, please visit www.mississauga.ca/earthdays.

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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