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Mississauga Invites Public to Comment on Draft Green Plan

Apr 04, 2011

On April 7, the City of Mississauga will hold a series of events to discuss ideas and gather input on its draft plan for making Mississauga a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live.  This will be the public's first opportunity to comment on the City's draft Living Green Master Plan

"The Living Green Master Plan will help us achieve the environmental goals we've set out for Mississauga," said Environmental Advisory Committee Chair and Ward 11 councillor George Carlson. "Cleaner air, land and water, as well as energy conservation, waste reduction and protecting the City's natural heritage are key goals outlined in Mississauga's Strategic Plan - Our Future Mississauga."

The Living Green Master Plan will outline how the City can adjust its operations and services to be more environmentally friendly, identify opportunities for green innovation, and encourage residents to reduce their environmental footprints.

What:              Living Green in Mississauga (public session)

Where:            Living Arts Centre, RBC Theatre, 4141 Living Arts Drive

When:             6:30-8:30 p.m.

Additional activities that day include a morning workshop for youth and older adults on 'Imagining Mississauga's Green Future' from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and an Environmental Exhibition and Art Show from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Living Arts Centre Galleria.  Please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/living-green-master-plan for more information.

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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Media contact:

Ann Lehman-Allison
Public Affairs Specialist
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 Ext. 3940
ann.lehman-allison@mississauga.ca
TTY# 905-896-5151






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