For Immediate Release

April 22nd, 2015

 Mayor Crombie’s 2015 Earth Day Statement

 “Although, we formally celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015, ensuring we keep our environment, healthy, clean, and green is a responsibility we must undertake each day.

“Mississauga is home to beautiful and protected green spaces like Jack Darling Park on Lake Ontario; Wildwood Park in Malton; and Credit Meadows Park in our City’s heartland neighbourhood – to name just a few. We also have over twenty kilometers of waterfront that runs along Lake Ontario.

“At the City of Mississauga, we are committed to safeguarding our environment for families and future generations to enjoy. We have committed to planting one million trees by 2032. This initiative was launched to help conserve and enhance our community’s open spaces and forested areas for all residents to enjoy. Trees are important to the environment, health and quality of life of Mississaugans.

“Our One Million Trees program has now planted more than 144,000 trees and shrubs. The tremendous success of our tree planting program shows that our residents and community partners are committed to preserving, protecting and improving our urban forest.

“On Earth Day, I once again encourage all residents to make small changes at home – reduce waste, plant a garden and be aware of everything that goes into your curbside storm drain. Together, we can make a lasting and positive difference toward improving our local environment.”