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Photo Opportunity: Mississauga Introduces Electric Grass Cutting Tools Pilot to Trim Carbon Emissions

Environment | June 11, 2021

The City of Mississauga has launched their Green Tools pilot project which introduces all-electric, battery-powered grass cutting equipment to Parks staff who maintain the parks. Over the next few years, the City will be transitioning grass-cutting equipment to all-electric, battery-powered equipment upon their lifecycle replacements.

The transition to all-electric, battery-powered equipment will reduce carbon emissions, limit noise and increase safety for Parks staff. The new equipment includes two riding zero-turn mowers, a push mower, leaf blowers and trimmers. The project aligns with the City’s Climate Change Action Plan’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, with the long-term goal of becoming a net-zero community.

Photo Opportunity Details:

What:
Media are invited to participate in a photo opportunity featuring Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Parks staff and electric grass cutting equipment.

All attendees must follow Peel Public health guidelines by wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing of two metres (six feet) from others.

When:
Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Who:
Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Parks staff

Where:
Port Credit Memorial Park
40 Lakeshore Rd E.
Mississauga, ON
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Media: Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, attendance will be limited. All media must RSVP to Catherine Nguyen-Pham (catherine.nguyen-pham@mississauga.ca) if they would like to participate. Confirmed media will be provided with more details on location within Port Credit Memorial Park.

For more information about the Green Tools pilot project, visit mississauga.ca/greentools.

Background

The City of Mississauga is committed to providing first-class outdoor amenities while continuing to look for ways to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions. The City’s Parks Operations section maintains 7,853 acres of parkland – including more than 500 parks, 373 sports fields, 393 km of trails, 266 play sites, 12 cemeteries and two marinas.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Nguyen-Pham
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5334
catherine.nguyen-pham@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151