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2019 PEOPLE POWER CHALLENGE:
Who’s Who

 

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www.mississauga.ca

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA

As the sixth largest city in Canada, the City of Mississauga works to be a responsible steward of the land by conserving, enhancing and connecting natural environments. We are a city that values its shared responsibility to leave a legacy of a clean and healthy natural environment. By leading a change in behaviour, the City supports a more responsible and sustainable approach to the environment, one that will minimize our impact on the environment and contribute to reversing climate change.


SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

• Climate change (Sustainable transportation, energy conservation)
• Healthy communities (increasing green space, waste management)
• Water conservation

 

 

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www.vaughan.ca

CITY OF VAUGHAN

The City of Vaughan is a city of choice that promotes diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, fostering a vibrant community life that is inclusive, progressive, environmentally responsible and sustainable. Our mission is “Citizens first through service excellence” which is accomplished by demonstrating the values of respect, accountability and dedication. As a municipality, we offer a wide variety of programs and services to deliver what is needed for residents and businesses who call Vaughan home. These include services touching all areas that make a city function from fire and rescue to economic development.


SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

• Protect and respect our environment
• Proactive environmental management
• Build a low-carbon economy and a resilient city

 

 

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www.torontopearson.com

GREATER TORONTO AIRPORTS AUTHORITY

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA’s vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners. Toronto Pearson served more than 49.5 million passengers in 2018, making it Canada’s largest airport and the most connected international airport in North America.


SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

• Climate change
• Waste management
• Healthy environment initiatives

 

 

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www.sodastream.ca

SODASTREAM CANADA

SodaStream is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of Sparkling Water Makers. SodaStream Sparkling Water Makers make it easy to transform ordinary tap water into sparkling water in seconds in the comfort of your own home! Its products include Sparkling Water Makers and a wide range of flavours and accessories. Canadian SodaStream users know that every bubble counts. In Canada last year, SodaStream users replaced nearly 217 million single use plastic bottles. Globally, SodaStream users saved 1,685,632,620 bottles.


SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

• We are just beginning our sustainability journey. Our focus this year is to develop our strategy and plan.

 
 

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www.velcro.com

VELCRO CANADA INC.

What began as a walk in the woods by a Swiss electrical engineer who became curious as to why burrs stuck to his dog’s coat has blossomed into a product that is known worldwide. The Velcro Group has production facilities in each continent and has manufactured one of the few products that has been used in the space program. Velcro have been in business at its Canadian location for more than 50 years.


SUSTAINABILITY PRIORITIES

• We are currently zero waste to landfill; however, we constantly work to reduce waste in all processes.
• Reduction of energy use is a major priority — both hydro and gas.
• Strong focus on recycling our product