Montreal alone can’t save nature
Re: “Projet Montréal can learn from other cities’ green ideas” (Allison Hanes, Nov. 13)
It isn’t only a matter of Montreal when it comes to green spaces, but of our entire island and beyond. What we do here affects the rest of the world.
And “green” isn’t only a matter of humanity, but of the right of trees, birds and wetlands to exist as part of the living world.
Hundreds of years ago, wasn’t our island a paradise of life? The commitment of the new Projet Montréal and other island governments should be to preserve all our remaining biodiversity, wetlands and forests and build only on “brown spaces.”
Our threatened nature areas — be they west Pierrefonds or other eco-territories — must not be permitted to fall victim to commercial interests.
After 375 years, it’s time to call for an end to the destruction of nature.
Shloime Perel, Montreal