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And the Greenest Ward Award goes to ... Ward 1!

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 Campaign.

“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 Mississauga’s 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 Mississauga’s director of the Environment Division and Simone Banz, the Region of Peel’s 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 we’ll be ready with new actions to help Mississauga Let Your Green Show and use less water.”

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 City’s 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 level.

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.  

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 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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Related Links:
   Greenest Ward Award 2012 Photo


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Edyta Brzeziak
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Phone: 905-615-3200 x3719
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   edyta.brzeziak@mississauga.ca


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