By tomorrow night, the city of Beaconsfield could be winners for an environment award due to its recent green sidewalk that was installed in September 2017.
The city is a finalist for the AQTR (Environnement from the Association québécoise des transports) for its use of a sidewalk installed on Neveu, adjacent to Lakeshore and Beaconsfield Boulevard at St. Remi Elementary School.
“This eco- friendly sidewalk is composed of a mixture of concrete that replaces 20% of the cement powder by the addition of Verrox cement; this mixture has the same properties as conventional concrete,” explained Caterina Pompeo, Division Head for Communications.
“Its employment allows for the reuse of glass, a material which is found in large quantities in peoples’ recycling bins,” Pompeo noted.
“We are proud to see this project recognized by independent experts,” said Mayor Georges Bourelle. “We are all the more pleased to have been able to join forces with other stakeholders in the community, the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board and the management of Saint- Rémi elementary school to ensure that the school year is held under safe conditions.
“Therefore, parents can rely on a safe environment when their children travel to school, on foot or by bike. These habits encourage their independence while encouraging active transportation,” Bourelle said.
The AQTR has been giving awards to proactive communities for 20 years.