Nov 29, 2012
At Council today, Ward 1 was recognized as the greenest ward in Mississauga by achieving the
greatest participation in the first grow local/eat local challenge of the Let Your Green Show
Congratulations to Ward 1 and thank you to all participants who helped turn Mississauga
green by growing their own food, planting trees or supporting our local farmers over this past
summer and fall, said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey, member of Mississaugas
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC).
By registering a name and postal code, each action a resident took was counted on an
interactive map and used to recognize the greenest ward in Mississauga. Ward 1 Councillor Jim
Tovey accepted the Greenest Ward Award on behalf of the residents of the ward, and a free
skating party will be held for Ward 1 residents at the Port Credit Arena next spring to
celebrate their achievement.
The award was presented by Brenda Osborne, the City of Mississaugas director of the
Environment Division and Simone Banz, the Region of Peels planning manager of the
Integrated Planning Division.
Every action taken on climate change counts in helping us make our green plans
real, said Brenda Osborne, director, Environment Division. Come back in the spring
and well be ready with new actions to help Mississauga Let Your Green Show and use less
For more information about the Let Your Green Show Campaign, visit www.letyourgreenshow.ca.
A Green Partnership
The Let Your Green Show Campaign was developed through a partnership between the City of
Mississauga and the Region of Peel. The collaborative campaign engages residents in actions
identified in both the Citys Living Green Master Plan and the Peel Climate Change
Strategy that will help mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change at the local
Photo (l-r): Brenda Osborne, Director, Environment Division; George Carlson, Councillor Ward
11 and Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair; Frank Dale, Councillor Ward 4 and EAC
Member; Jim Tovey, Councillor Ward 1 and EAC Member; Mayor Hazel McCallion; Andrea McLeod,
Environmental Specialist; Simone Banz, Planning Manager, Integrated Planning Division, Region
of Peel; Edyta Brzeziak, Marketing Consultant.
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