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May 29, 2013
City of Toronto wins national municipal environmental award
  
The City of Toronto today received national recognition for its Live Green Toronto program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The City was presented with the 2013 Environment Award in the population over 100,000 category.

"We are honoured to be recognized for Live Green Toronto, a unique program that helps residents and businesses turn their great, green ideas into actions that green our neighbourhoods and communities, making Toronto the most sustainable city it can be," said Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough Agincourt), Chair of the City's Parks and Environment Committee.

A multi-faceted program, Live Green Toronto offers community grants, a membership card program, community animation, volunteer program, monthly e-newsletter and more through a one-stop website at http://www.livegreentoronto.ca. The program also inspires and celebrates the environmental leadership of residents, organizations and businesses through annual events such as the Live Green Toronto Awards and Live Green Toronto Festival.

Live Green Toronto is a key component of Toronto’s Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan, which targets an 80 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“CAMA is pleased to recognize the innovation and administrative excellence demonstrated by the City of Toronto with their Live Green Toronto program,” said Ron Shaw, president of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Stratford, Ont. “It's a major program that promotes and supports neighbourhood and community-based actions to reduce emissions, clean the air and protect the climate, making Toronto a greener city.”

CAMA’s Environment Award recognizes the commitment of a municipality to environmentally sustainable governance, to protecting the environment and to combating climate change. Awards are granted to programs, projects or services that have made a significant and positive impact on the environment.
More information about Live Green Toronto is available at http://www.livegreentoronto.ca.

CAMA is a Canada-wide network and the national voice of senior municipal administrators, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) strives to nurture and build municipal administrative excellence by providing its more than 480 members with knowledge sharing and learning opportunities, access to best practices, and valued input into policies and programs aimed at ensuring healthy and thriving communities across Canada. www.camacam.ca

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




Media Contact
Valerie Cassells, Senior Communications Coordinator, City of Toronto
416-392-8306
vcassel@toronto.ca

Wayne Knorr, CAMA Communications
506-474-3389 (cell),
wayne.knorr@fredericton.ca

 

 

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