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Mississauga Ready to Tackle Litter with 20-Minute Makeover

Apr 20, 2010

As part of the City of Mississauga's annual Earth Days program, the City is once again joining municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area to participate in the 20-Minute Makeover on Friday, April 23.

"Taking care of the environment is everyone's responsibility," said Mayor Hazel McCallion.  "It is important to properly dispose of litter all year round and keep our parks, watercourses and green spaces beautiful."

"The 20-Minute Mississauga Makeover unites schools, businesses, residents and City employees to help keep our city clean," said Ward 11 Councillor and Environmental Advisory Committee Chair, George Carlson.  "The small act of picking up litter makes a big impact when groups of people come together for the same cause - to make a greener and cleaner city."

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What:
20-Minute Mississauga Makeover

Who:
Mayor Hazel McCallion
Councillor George Carlson, Ward 11 Environmental Advisory Committee Chair

Date:
Friday, April 23, 2010

Time:
1:45 p.m.

Location:
Living Arts Centre Park
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga ON L5B 4B8

For information about Mississauga's Earth Days events or to register a clean-up group for the 20-Minute Mississauga Makeover, please visit www.mississauga.ca/earthdays.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which are reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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