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March 10, 2006
City of Toronto’s guide to a healthy environment
  
Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone today announced the publication of the City of Toronto Green Guide - a convenient directory of the City’s environmental projects, programs and policies. Mayor Miller and Deputy Mayor Pantalone, who chairs the City’s Roundtable on the Environment, launched the new publication during their tour of the Canada Blooms show at the Metro Convention Centre this afternoon.

“Now, for the first time, there is a single source of information about the City’s many environmental activities,” said Mayor David Miller. He described the City of Toronto Green Guide as “a snapshot of environmental work across City divisions and agencies, directing citizens to where they can learn more about programs and projects that interest them.”

The guide is a project of the City’s Roundtable on the Environment, a group made up of 13 community members who are experts on environmental issues, along with the mayor and two councillors. Details about the Roundtable on the Environment are available at http://www.toronto.ca/committees/rt_environment.

Deputy Mayor Pantalone commented, “This guide was designed with the residents of Toronto in mind. We set out to create a directory that would not only be fun to read but would also ensure that the information residents seek is right at their fingertips.”

The Green Guide presents environmental topics grouped by theme - such as a series of water-related programs and projects under the heading “Purer Water” and transportation-related items under the heading “People in Motion.” There is an extensive list of community environmental organizations, among other appendix items in this new resource.

A modest number of Green Guides have been printed (on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper). The online version of the guide, with features such as electronic links to the websites of local environmental organizations, can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/greenguide.


Media contacts:

Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
Chair, Roundtable on the Environment
416-392-4009

Nancy Ruscica
City of Toronto Environmental Services
416-392-2984


 

 

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