Patrols and awareness activities
VertCité can assist you with various outreach projects thanks to our expertise in project management and environmental awareness. Our teams will happily visit your neighbourhood, streets or events to get your environmental messages out to the community.
Patrols are comprised of young people between the ages of 17 and 30 who patrol the streets of Saint-Laurent and other Montréal neighbourhoods during the summer to raise awareness about environmental issues. They focus mainly on forest conservation, smart waste management, responsible water consumption and rainwater management.
Drawing from our management experience, we implemented two environmental awareness patrols to spread the word about organic waste collection in the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and Pierrefonds-Roxboro during the summer. Patrollers are called upon to organize outreach activities with citizens of all ages on the benefits of composting. Whether they visit events or go door to door, patrollers always succeed in reaching a maximum number of people.
Every event produces a carbon footprint. As an environmental organization, we have the experience and expertise to help you reduce your carbon footprint. On the day of your event, we can dispatch one of our environmental awareness patrols to ensure proper waste management. You will then know how much greenhouse gases are produced.
In 2016, the City of Montréal adopted By-law 16-051 prohibiting the distribution of certain types of plastic shopping bags in retail stores. Since January 1, 2018, businesses are no longer allowed to offer bags less than 50 microns thick.
VertCité has been mandated to sensitize businesses in the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and Pierrefonds-Roxboro as well as in other cities such as Beaconsfield, Sainte-Geneviève and L’Île-Bizard. VertCité’s environmental agent met with businesses to discuss issues related to plastics.
We offer environmental conferences on various topics according to the availability of our experts in the boroughs of Saint-Laurent and Pierrefonds-Roxboro and elsewhere.