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April 25, 2007
Tell Mayor David Miller how to build a cleaner, greener City
  
How should the City of Toronto tackle climate change? Online commentary suggests the City should consider:

• stopping businesses from wasting energy by leaving their doors wide open during the summer
• revising its limousine bylaw to allow hybrid limousines
• supporting greater investment in clean technology and regulations
• issuing fines for major polluters
• investigating alternatives to the internal combustion engine.

“This is exactly the kind of feedback we need and want,” said Mayor David Miller of the comments posted on the City’s website. “It’s clear that the environment is important to Torontonians. Climate change will be addressed in both big and small ways, and everyone’s participation is essential. Join me at the Climate Change Action Forum on April 29.”

“I encourage all Torontonians to help develop the City’s Climate Change and Clean Air Action Plan and let us know how you can contribute,” added Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee. “Attend the Forum or participate online at www.toronto.ca/environment.”

Torontonians are encouraged to attend the April 29 Forum and talk about the 27 actions identified in Change is in the Air: Toronto’s Commitment to an Environmentally Sustainable Future. Mayor David Miller wants to hear from you on:

• What actions should the City take to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change?
• How can the City of Toronto help you live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle?

In addition, participants can visit the Open House, an hour of interactive displays that will include a Hybrid TTC bus, a City Fleet display that includes a Smart Car and a hybrid vehicle, and up to 20 other displays that showcase City of Toronto environmental initiatives.

Climate Change Action Forum

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: Open House: noon to 1 p.m.; Forum: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Hall C, Exhibition Place

Participants can register by calling Access Toronto at 416-338-0338. TTY 416-338-0889.

The two questions can also be answered by:

Online comment card: http://www.toronto.ca/environment
E-mail: changeisintheair@toronto.ca
Telephone: 416-338-0338
Mail: Toronto Environment Office, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 21st Floor, East Tower, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Lawson Oates, Director, Toronto Environment Office, 416-392-9744
Stuart Green, Deputy Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 416-338-7119
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993


 

 

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