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Go Beyond the Hour
Earth Hour is Every Hour!

Big or Small, Every Action Counts

There are lots of ways to make every hour, Earth Hour. Turning off your lights is just the beginning. From unplugging unused equipment to not running water while brushing your teeth, no action is too small.

To help you go beyond the hour, check out everyday tips:

Everyday Tips

Did you know? The City avoided 2300 tonnes of GHG emissions in 2013 by using biodiesel in all of its MiWay buses. That’s equal to keeping 450 cars off the road per year.

  • Walk or bike to your neighborhood park or store.
  • Properly maintain your car to maximize fuel efficiency.
  • Carpool to save gas and money.
  • Take transit to work, even if it is one or two days a week.
  • Use a car-sharing program in your neighborhood.
  • Buy a hybrid or electric vehicle.
  • Check the walkability score of the neighbourhood if you’re considering a new home, or consider living closer to work.

Stay Connected

Earth Hour is a global celebration to help protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Show us what’s possible! Visit Mississauga’s Facebook page to share how you’re supporting Earth Hour and beyond!



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Go Beyond the Hour
Earth Hour is Every Hour!

Big or Small, Every Action Counts

There are lots of ways to make every hour, Earth Hour and help green your business. Turning off your lights is just the beginning. From making sure your heating and air conditioning system is being maintained, to setting the thermostat as low as 18 degrees during business hours, no action is too small.

To help you go beyond the hour, check out business tips

Business Tips

  • Did you know? 13 per cent of Mississauga residents would bike on a more regular basis if they had access to bike parking, showers and change rooms.

    • Install EV chargers in your parking lot, there are government incentives available to help with the installation cost.
    • Encourage biking by installing bike racks or go a step further and set up showering and change room facilities for your employees.
    • Remind your employees that TTC and GO monthly (or longer) passes are eligible for tax deductions.
    • Set up a committee to help organize car pools, consider how much HOV lanes can shorten your commute.
    • Allow for flexible work hours to escape rush hour traffic or remote work days to completely cut out vehicle use.
    • Think about ways to green your fleet: Can you go electric or hybrid or reduce route distances?
    • Use apps like Ride The City to show you the shortest and safest routes to and from work.
    • Become a Smart Commute workplace – Smart Commute offers programming that aims to reduce traffic congestion and promote the use of sustainable modes of transportation.

 


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