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Mississauga powers down for Earth Hour

Apr 01, 2012

The City of Mississauga announced a three per cent reduction in electricity demand during Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

"Earth Hour is a reminder to step up our energy conservation efforts," said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, Chair of Mississauga's Environmental Advisory Committee. "The next challenge is to get people to go beyond the hour and reduce energy consumption all year long."

As part of its commitment to living green, the City of Mississauga has participated in every Earth Hour since the annual event went global in 2008. For the last several weeks, residents have shown their support by signing pledge boards in each of Mississauga's community centres and libraries, participating in drop-in programs over March break and participating in story time by flash light at Mississauga libraries. For the second 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 a worldwide symbolic gesture of caring for the environment through energy consumption, awareness and action," said Craig Fleming, President and CEO of Enersource. "Although we did not break reduction records, we are proud of the commitment of those who participated in Earth Hour this year."

To keep people informed about Mississauga's environmental initiatives and key events throughout the year, the City is inviting people to subscribe to the Mississauga Living Green blog located at mississauga.ca/livinggreen. For energy conservation programs and tips year-round visit www.enersource.com.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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 and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Kevin Carr
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City of Mississauga
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext. 3367
TTY: 905-896-5151
kevin.carr@mississauga.ca






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