Green Fund

The mayor mentioned Council’s desire to establish a local green fund for sustainable development and environmental protection in his presentation of the 2019 budget highlights. Council then passed By-law 19-781 to establish the green fund at the regular council meeting on January 7. La Pêche will use the fund to support innovative projects from the community and actions in areas such as fighting climate change, managing waste, protecting water, and caring for the soil. Green fund support for those efforts is a natural outgrowth of La Pêche’s 2019–2023 strategic plan, in which climate change is one of eight identified priority issues.

An implementation policy is necessary to make the program work, however. Council’s resolution does just that. An application guide and form have also been produced to facilitate the project submission process.

Council further emphasized its concern for protecting the environment with its resolution in support of the Citizens’ Universal Declaration of Climate Emergency. In ratifying the declaration, Council commits to continue pursuing its efforts and calls on the provincial and federal governments to take the necessary measures as well, including the provision of funding for local action.

For any information, please contact us at fondsvert@villelapeche.qc.ca.