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September 8, 2009
Media Advisory - Mayor Miller to announce city-wide environmental initiative
On September 9, Mayor David Miller will announce a new environmental initiative regarding City-owned lawn care equipment to help reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gases. He will also make a call to action for Toronto residents to do their part in improving air quality by participating in a similar program developed in partnership with Clean Air Foundation.

Location: Larry Sefton Park (behind Toronto City Hall)
Northwest corner, Hagerman Street - Bay Street intersection

Date: Wednesday, September 9

Time: 2 p.m.

Who: David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
Fatima Dharsee, Executive Director, Clean Air Foundation

Clean Air Foundation is dedicated to developing programs that focus on improved air quality and preventing climate change through a simple model of public engagement and reward. All programs drive societal participation and promote behavioural change by making better environmental choices easy, contributing to a sustained positive and measurable impact on the environment.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. 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,
Lyne Kyle, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-397-1410,
Clean Air Foundation: Josie Haynes, Optimum Public Relations, 416-934-8012,



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