City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

November 25, 2016 09:37 ET

The Administration Encourages Best Practices: Strengthening Activities in Terms of Sustainable Development

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2016) - The Mayor of Beaconsfield, Georges Bourelle, is pleased to announce that his administration is pursuing its efforts in promoting best practices in terms of sustainable development, so as to better answer the challenges raised by climate change.

"The challenges caused by climate change force us to continuously review our strategies and interventions in terms of sustainable development if we want to preserve our environment, both for existing and future generations," Mayor Bourelle explained.

Be it an issue concerning the fight against the emerald ash borer, which is threatening part of our urban forest, methods for managing waste materials, reducing our ecological footprint or be it an issue concerning reusable bags, electric vehicles, and energy recovery, it is important to take action.

"For all of these issues, our administration has always prioritized the implementation of best practices, which guarantee top results and better cost management," the Mayor clarified.

Indeed, changes to waste material collection, underway in the City for three years now, have enabled residents of Beaconsfield, once ranked at the bottom, to come in second in best recovery practices by citizens for the entire Montreal urban area.

With this in mind, the administrated appointed its first Director of Sustainable Development, Mr. Andrew Duffield, in order to develop various projects associated with the fight against climate change as well as sustainable development and environmental protection.

Well-known for his role as the City's Director of Public Works for nearly three years, Mr. Duffield will devote himself entirely to promoting best practices in matters of sustainable development in Beaconsfield, in order to preserve one of the City's greatest treasures: its remarkable environment.

Contact Information

  • Mayor's Office
    514 428-4410