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A Little Water Goes a Long Way for Ward 1

Oct 09, 2013

At Council today, Ward 1 was recognized as the greenest ward in Mississauga for the second time in a row by achieving the highest resident participation in the use less water challenge of the Let Your Green Show Campaign.

“It’s an honour to accept the Greenest Ward Award on behalf of Ward 1 residents once again,” said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey, member of Mississauga’s Environmental Advisory Committee. “Our residents should be proud of their ongoing commitment to the environment and in fact, last November we also won the grow local/eat local challenge.”

From March 22 to August 31, residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon registered their water-saving actions to help turn Peel green and chose from a variety of money-saving rewards. By registering, every action a resident took was tracked on an interactive map. This information was then used to recognize the greenest ward in each municipality. Registered actions also entered participants into a monthly draw for prizes.

“The use less water challenge is a great success, saving approximately 38 million litres of water over the course of one year,” said Brenda Osborne, director, Environment Division and Greenest Ward Award presenter. “We’ll be back next spring with ways to give your car a break to continue making Mississauga greener.”

Congratulations to the winning wards in Brampton and Caledon:
• Brampton Ward 2 – North Brampton/Heart Lake, Councillor John Hutton, Councillor Paul Palleschi
• Caledon Ward 2 –  South-West Caledon, Councillor Allan Thompson, Councillor Gord McClure

For more information about the Let Your Green Show Campaign, visit letyourgreenshow.ca. To let your green show all year long, check out the green event listings.

To stay informed about Mississauga’s environmental initiatives and key events throughout the year, subscribe to the Mississauga Living Green blog at mississauga.ca/livinggreen and follow us on Twitter: @MiLivingGreen.

A Green Partnership
Let Your Green Show is a partnership between the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation. The partners are working together to promote environmental action identified in their respective environmental strategies such as the City’s Living Green Master Plan and the collaborative Peel Climate Change Strategy. 

Photo (l-r): Brenda Osborne, Director, Environment Division; George Carlson, Councillor Ward 11 and Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Chair; Jim Tovey, Councillor Ward 1 and EAC Member; Sue McFadden, Councillor Ward 10 and Acting Mayor.  

 

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   Photo: Greenest Ward Award Winner 2013


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