Rosemère is pleased to announce the creation of the Green Fund, a local participatory fund dedicated to sustainable development and environment protection. Recommended by the Civic Committee on the Environment (CCE), the Green Fund's objective is to collect donations to finance community-proposed projects related to the enhancement and promotion of the Town of Rosemère's green vision. In order to make this fund grow, the Town of Rosemère is committed to matching every dollar donated by residents, up to a maximum of $25,000 for the year 2021. With this commitment, the Town is once again taking concrete action to carry out innovative projects in order to protect the environment on its territory. A fund by Rosemerites, for Rosemerites!
The community will be able to submit ideas to the CCE for environment-related projects. More details will be provided to you shortly on the eligibility criteria and the process for submitting projects.
"We know that protecting the environment is a value that is very strongly ingrained in our residents’ DNA and it is a subject that is near and dear to all our hearts as a community. The creation of the Green Fund will give us the means to achieve our ambitions. An official receipt for each eligible donation will be issued. Finally, each community project implemented thanks to the Green Fund, no matter how simple, is bound to improve the quality of our environment, and therefore of our community as a whole," stated Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram.
In the summer of 2020, the Town of Rosemère also announced its membership in the Municipal Biodiversity Fund (MB Fund), an initiative of the Société pour la nature et les parcs (SNAP Québec) and the Fondation de la faune du Québec. By becoming a member of the MB Fund, the Town has also made a commitment to contribute the equivalent of $1 per household on its territory each year, which represents an amount of $5,236 for the year 2021. This amount is being increased 100%, through the contribution of the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec. The amounts deposited in the MB Fund are cumulative and reserved for small or medium-scale conservation projects or for projects to protect wildlife habitats—projects that will be carried out in Rosemère and consequently become complementary to the local Green Fund.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Green Fund may do so in the form of a monetary donation. As a registered qualified donee, the Town of Rosemère will issue an official receipt for each eligible donation.
Learn more on our website at ville.rosemere.qc.ca/green-fund/