Ground breaking ceremony for Centre for Sustainable Development

On Monday, March 15, Tim Brodhead was on hand, along with donor partners and nine member organizations,  to support Foundation grantee Équiterre as they celebrated the official ground breaking ceremony for the Centre for Sustainable Development. This building will be one of the most ecological in Canada and a hub for proponents of sustainable development. It will be built in downtown Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles and will open in September of 2011.

“The Centre for Sustainable Development project demonstrates community interest in the daunting challenge that climate change poses, as well as its willingness to significantly contribute to the search for solutions in a sustainable development perspective. The Quebec government is a proud contributor to this project”, said Line Beauchamp, Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
“The Centre for Sustainable Development will be a major environmental and technological showcase in the Quartier des spectacles, another initiative that promotes sustainable development. This beacon project demonstrates Montréal’s innovation and leadership in green building. With $1.5 M in financial support, the Tremblay administration is reaffirming its unwavering commitment to the environment so that present and future generations of Montrealers can live in a greener and more responsible community” said Alan De Sousa, Vice President of the Executive Committee of the City of Montréal, Responsible for the General Administration, Finance, Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks.
Read the full press release (scroll down for English)
Video of the event