News Release

As part of the Town’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Milton Town Council approved the 2022 climate change work plan report at their council meeting on Nov. 15. The report outlines the actions the Town will take to reduce climate change over the next year.

As part of the climate change report, Council also approved the reduction of single use plastics at all town-operated concessions. Once the current inventory is used, this will see the end of plastic items such as straws, cutlery, coffee stir sticks, and food containers being provided to customers.

The 2022 objectives follow up on the successes of 2021, which include the installation of LED lights at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and two hockey arenas in the Milton Sports Centre, developing partnerships with community and corporate organizations, and promoting and participating in community led initiatives.

“We know that to affect climate change within Canada, towns and cities must be active contributors to sustainable actions through supportive public policy,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “The Town of Milton is committed to doing our part to employ the solutions that will provide a sustainable future for the generations to come.”

2022’s goals will see town staff work to:

  • Develop an electrification strategy for town vehicles, including transit
  • Investigate retrofitting the Mattamy National Cycling Centre for renewable energy, such as solar power
  • Begin planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent corporate wide and by six per cent community wide
  • Install electric vehicle charging stations at town facilities
  • Continue to enhance the Town’s urban forest canopy
  • Expand the community garden at Sunny Mount Park
  • Continue to work with community organizations and corporate partners

“A continued goal for us as an organization is to work together with our local community organizations and corporate partners,” said Milton CAO, Andrew Siltala. “Continuing to build strong relationships with partners such as Milton Hydro, Enbridge Gas and community-led environmental groups, is going to be invaluable in the pursuit of our common goals.”

To learn more about what the Town of Milton is doing to reduce its impact on the environment, address climate change impacts, and become more sustainable, visit the Town’s website.


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