The Centre turns five
This fall, the Centre for Sustainable Development will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special program and a brand-new campaign titled My Green Home, aimed at inspiring citizens with tips and tricks for a more sustainable home. Why celebrate a five-year anniversary? Because the Centre’s long list of accomplishments and impressive results continue to prove its worth and relevance. The building that opened its doors five years ago has decidedly kept its many promises.
My Green Home
This campaign hopes to inspire citizens across Quebec and provide them with ideas for a more sustainable home. The positive blend of relevant, surprising and efficient tips aims to get citizens to take action, but also to share their own tricks. Each tip includes a citizen’s best-kept secrets for success, a five-step easy guide, relevant resources and ideas for furthering the action. A new trick will be presented every week. Enter to win a two-night stay in an ecological Zoobox cabin in the forest. For more information, visit mamaisondurable.org [French only].
A Great Green Bal will be held to mark the occasion. This festive evening will bring together the Centre’s founding members, as well as the visionary partners behind the project, builders and employees of all the Centre’s organisations. Lots of surprises on the agenda.
In the view of upholding its mandate as a space for reflection, innovation, and the sharing of ideas, the Centre will be presenting a series of five panels on the evolution of top sustainable development issues, webcast and available online for citizens, experts and elected officials to enjoy.
The Centre would like to thank its fall program collaborators: the David Suzuki Foundation, Equiterre, Transitio, Climate Reality Project Canada, the Canada Green Building Council - Quebec, Écobâtiment, Écohabitation, Services CGP, the Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Québec, Dunsky Expertise in energy, COPTICOM, the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, Vivre en Ville, ENvironnement JEUnesse, the Institut des sciences de l'environnement de l'UQAM, Cataléthique, Quintus Marketing, Hydro-Québec, the Face cachée de la pomme, the journal Métro, Novae, as well as Alcoa, its main partner in programming. The greenhouse gas emissions generated by participants’ transportation are offset thanks to a partnership with Planetair.
The Centre would also like to thank the partners of the campaign My Green Home: Equiterre, the David Suzuki Foundation, ENvironnement JEUnesse, the Regroupement national des conseils régionaux de l’environnement du Québec, Climate Reality Project Canada, the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Canada), QUINTUS Marketing, Écohabitation, la Maison du 21e siècle, Écobâtiment, the Vertendre and the Journal Métro.The Centre thanks the partners of its five-year anniversary, including Triovest, Bouthillette Parizeau and Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes.