The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue officially unveil its sustainable development community plan “Moving towards sustainability” on October 12th
At the October 9th
meeting of the municipal council, the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue adopted its first Sustainable Development Plan. Surrounded by its employees and community stakeholders, the City launched the official document at a press conference held on October 12th
The City initiated this project in 2010. The objective of the plan is to provide guidance not only to the city, but to the whole community in order to offer a guide for a sustainable future that will hopefully fulfill the community's present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Thus, this plan will truly become the cornerstone of the city's decisions, both political and administrative.
Thanks to financial contributions from the Canadian government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities under its “Green Fund”, the City was accompanied in its endeavour by The Natural Step non-profit organization. Even though several Canadian communities had worked with this organization, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is the only town on the island of Montreal to use "the Natural Step" framework.
In addition to surrounding itself with experts, the municipal council called on citizens, representatives of social, cultural and community groups, businessmen and professionals, as well as many employees from all services. It was through meetings, working groups and workshops that a vision of the future of the community was born, with short and long-term objectives and actions to be implemented.
Please consult the press release
of the FCM and the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue here.
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La préparation de ce plan a été enrepris avec ld concours du Fonds municipal vert, un Fonds financé par le gouvernement du Canada et géré par la Fédération canadienne des municipalités. Malgré ce soutien, les points de vue exprimés sont ceux des auteurs et n'engagent nullement la responsabilité de la Fédération canadienne des municipalités ni celle du gouvernement du Canada.