Green Plan Task Force Municipal Experts Forum
In an effort to learn from other municipalities, a "Municipal Experts Forum" was held by the Mayor's Green Plan Task Force at Town Hall on September 6th, 2007. The Forum was a success, with members of the Green Plan Task Force, senior Town management, Region of Halton staff, school boards, business community, community groups (e.g. P.O.W.E.R), local media, and the public in attendance.
The highlight of the Forum was four excellent presentations by municipal experts from the Town of Caledon, Town of Oakville, City of Pickering and the Region of York. The presentations focused on municipal initiatives and best practices as they relate to environmental strategies and sustainability frameworks. Information shared by the municipal exerts will be used by the Task Force in preparing a "Green Plan" for the Town of Halton Hills. The "Green Plan" will be finalized this November, and will focus on actions that are practical, affordable, reasonable and enforceable/educational.