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City of Mississauga Recognized For Air Quality Improvement Efforts

Jun 03, 2010

Yesterday, the City of Mississauga received a recognition certificate for its air quality initiatives that have resulted in emission reductions, increased public awareness and cost savings at the 2010 Clean Air and Climate Change Summit hosted by the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) on June 2, 2010 at Toronto City Hall.

"I was proud to accept this award on behalf of the City of Mississauga. This summit allows cities to challenge each other to do even more to benefit our residents and our environment," said Ward 5 Councillor Eve Adams.  Adams signed the "Greater Toronto Area Clean Air Council 2010 Inter-Governmental Declaration on Clean Air and Climate Change" that outlines joint actions on air quality and climate change on behalf of the City. 

"This recognition is added incentive to continue building on the environment themed goals expressed in our Strategic Plan," said Brenda Osborne, Manager of Environment, Environmental Management Section. "One of our most exciting new projects in the year ahead is the development of a master plan focusing on the environment. The Living Green Master Plan will be the City of Mississauga's roadmap to achieve environmental sustainability."

The City has participated in the summit for over 10 years and received recognition in the following targets set out in the annual Clean Air and Climate Change Declarations:

-Corporate Energy Plan
-Community Action Plan
-Green Energy Purchasing
-Green Energy Production
-Corporate Green Development Standard
-LED Traffic Signals
-LightSavers LED Pilot Project
-City Hall ban on bottled water in meetings
-Support of Transportation Demand Management Initiatives             

Clean Air Partnership

Clean Air Partnership (CAP) is a registered charity launched in June, 2000. CAP’s mission is to work with partners to achieve clean air, facilitate the exchange of ideas, advance change and promote and coordinate implementation of actions that improve local air quality.  For more information visit: www.cleanairpartnership.org/about_cap.

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 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 one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: “Leading Today for Tomorrow.”

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