On June 1st, the City of Mississauga launched the Mississauga Climate Leaders Program (MCLP). The MCLP is a new program the City has developed to encourage and support pathways for local businesses to profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance their sustainability goals.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie kicked off the event with introductory remarks to a capacity crowd of over 110 guests, including City of Mississauga Councillors, local business leaders and regional stakeholders. Mississauga Board of Trade President, Trevor McPherson, followed the Mayor by moderating a local business panel discussion with participation from Ernie Lynch, President of Lynch Fluid Controls, Christien Parrott, Senior Manager of Sustainable Sourcing for Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Chris Henry, Director of National Fleet for Purolator, and Todd Ernst, Director of Aviation Infrastructure, Energy & Environment for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Attendees also had the opportunity to engage with a network of funding and resource organizations, including Enbridge, Save On Energy, Credit Valley Conservation Greening Corporate Grounds, Region of Peel Water Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, Efficiency Capital, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, and the City of Mississauga Stormwater Credit Program.
As part of the MCLP, local businesses can apply to participate in two specialized programs:
- GHG Emission Reduction Plan Training
- GHG Emission & Energy Efficiency Site Assessments