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Earth Hour 2011: Mississauga Goes Beyond the Hour

Mar 27, 2011

The City of Mississauga announced a 8.1 per cent reduction in Mississauga's electricity demand during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

"Participation in Earth Hour is about fostering change beyond the designated one hour and reducing energy consumption all year long," said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair. "The City of Mississauga is committed to 'Living Green' and I am proud of our community and their ongoing effort to take action against climate change."

In its fourth year of participating in Earth Hour, the City of Mississauga partnered with Bullfrog Power, Enersource and Partners in Project Green to take Earth Hour out to the community and implement at the neighbourhood level. From Earth Hour activity pages and themed crafts to lightless lunches and story times by flashlight, residents, community centres, libraries and local businesses across the city showed their commitment to energy conservation.

"This year during Earth Hour, Mississauga surpassed its 2010 reduction in electricity demand of 6.9 per cent," said Dan Pastoric, executive vice president and COO, Enersource Hydro Mississauga. "We hope to see this trend continue, and we encourage local businesses and residents to think about how their lifestyle decisions affect the environment not just during Earth Hour but throughout the year."

For more information about the City of Mississauga's environmental programs and events, please visit www.mississauga.ca/livinggreen. For Enersource's energy conservation programs and tips, please visit www.enersource.com.

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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