Climate change: it’s time to act!

Saint Eustache invites citizens to participate in an online consultation

The City of Saint-Eustache is currently working on a Climate Change Adaptation Plan, which aims to understand the impacts of the climate on its territory and identify the actions to be taken to improve its resilience. As part of this process, citizens are invited to express themselves by participating in the online consultation, which includes a survey and an interactive map, accessible from March 16 to 31, 2022 on www.imaginons.saint-eustache.ca/climate.

“In recent years, with the recording of record temperatures, the increase in extreme weather phenomena, floods, heat waves, etc., we have been confronted with the concrete reality of climate change. In this context, it seems essential to us to identify the hazards representing the greatest risk for our population and to determine the means necessary to reduce their consequences, both on the city’s infrastructures, municipal services and natural assets, and on the well-being and health of our citizens”, said the mayor of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Pierre Charron.

The Climate Change Adaptation Plan will also explore preferred green actions to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase local resilience. The city has already identified the reduction of heat islands and the extensive planting of trees as key actions to take now. “The consultation will allow us to clarify the diagnosis and will offer the population the opportunity to guide us on the most promising actions. I urge all those who care about this planetary issue to join us in helping us take concrete and significant action,” concluded Isabelle Lefebvre, city councillor and chair of the Commission de l’environnement et de la ’embellishment.