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Earth Hour 2011
City of Mississauga Powers Down for Earth Hour

Mar 22, 2011

The City of Mississauga is encouraging residents and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. for Earth Hour.

“To be a part of the solution, it is about making small changes at home, work, school and in our communities everyday,” said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair. “Many of our March Break camps did just that with ‘lightless lunches’ and themed crafts. When choosing to participate in Earth Hour, taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights.”

What:
Earth Hour is a worldwide challenge to take action on climate change by encouraging people around the globe to switch off all non-essential lights for one designated hour.

When:
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where:
Residents can take part in one of the many exciting activities in their neighbourhoods:
• Sign a pledge board and pick up an Earth Hour activity page for kids at local libraries or community centres.
• Take part in special story time by flashlight at local libraries.

Background:
In its fourth year of participating in Earth Hour, the City of Mississauga has partnered with Bullfrog Power, Enersource and Partners in Project Green to take Earth Hour out to the community and implement activities across Mississauga. The City of Mississauga will participate in Earth Hour by turning off non-essential lights and reducing energy consumption in City buildings where feasible and without comprising safety and security or interruption to regular service.

For more information on Earth Hour, local activities and to share personal experiences, visit www.mississauga.ca/earthhour.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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