MRC Holds ‘Green’ Gala

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Ther Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC held its sec­ond Gala des bons coups for the man­age­ment of waste ma­te­rial and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. The ob­jec­tive of the event is to high­light the en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tions of the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

“Un­like other con­tests or awards pro­grams, this gala rec­og­nizes all the ef­forts made. It’s a way for the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to share their ex­pe­ri­ences and to ex­change their best prac­tices in sus­tain­able devel­op­ment,” said Lisette Maillé, the mayor of Austin and the pres­i­dent of the Comité con­sul­ta­tive en devel­oppe­ment durable (CCDD).

The ‘Bon coups’ of 2014 were: Austin, in­for­ma­tion ses­sions; Ayer’s Cliff, im­prove­ments to the pic­nic area at Lake Massawippi; East­man, fight against soil ero­sion; Hat­ley Town­ship, Prix de merite 2014; Ma­gog, Best man­age­ment of waste; Or­ford Town­ship, river­side sep­tic in­stal­la­tions and eco-cen­tre; Stanstead, open­ing of a de­pot for large garbage items; Ste-Catherine-de-Hat­ley, Buf­fer zone aware­ness; Stanstead Town­ship, hir­ing of an en­vi­ron­men­tal in­spec­tor.

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Seen at last week’s Gala des bons coups were: (left to right) Jac­ques De­mers, MRC pre­fect; Alexan­dra Roy, MRC project co­or­di­na­tor; Mélanie De­sau­tels, projects MRC; and Lisette Maillé, CCDD pres­i­dent.

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