Mar 24, 2013
The City of Mississauga announced a 2.4 per cent reduction in electricity demand across the
city during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Participating in Earth Hour is an expression of our commitment to living green and
taking ongoing action on climate change, said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, chair of
Mississaugas Environmental Advisory Committee. Switching off our lights for one
hour is just the beginning. Earth Hour reminds us all that saving energy is about taking steps,
big or small, every day, every hour.
Leading up to Earth Hour, residents were encouraged to sign pledge boards, pick up
childrens Earth Hour activity pages and check out environment-themed displays at a
Mississauga library. For the third consecutive year, the City worked with its Earth Hour
promotional partners Bullfrog Power, Enersource Corporation and Partners in Project Green to
encourage community participation.
Earth Hour is an opportunity for people around the world to symbolize their support
for the environment through reduced energy consumption, said Craig Fleming, president and
CEO of Enersource. We are proud of the citizens and businesses we serve who participated
in this worldwide gesture.
This year, in addition to reducing lighting and energy consumption in City facilities for
Earth Hour, the City is participating in I Will If You Will an Earth Hour campaign to
encourage residents to go beyond the hour for a cleaner, healthier Mississauga. For 2013, Mayor
Hazel McCallion is pledging to take a winner of Mississaugas I Will If You Will challenge
for a ride in her electric vehicle, a Chevrolet Volt, if 500 people register for Let Your Green Show. Let Your Green Show is an environmental awareness campaign
to encourage residents to do something positive for the environment and reward them for taking
action. Visit mississauga.ca/earthhour to
learn more about Mississaugas I Will If You Will challenge.
To keep people informed about Mississaugas environmental initiatives and key events
throughout the year, the City is inviting people to subscribe to the Mississauga Living Green
blog at mississauga.ca/livinggreen. For
energy conservation programs and tips year-round visit www.enersource.com.
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54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 and maintaining infrastructure.
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