Quebec to host FCM sustainability tour
From August 15-20, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will lead a study tour in Québec of municipal green infrastructure projects and sustainability programs. Elected representatives and municipal staff from around the country are invited to participate.
For over 12 years, FCM has led missions or study tours in European countries that have incorporated sustainability into their economic development strategies, such as Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom. Due to the enormous potential within Canada, according to the FCM, the last two missions have been held in Alberta and British Columbia.
The 2010 Mission delegates will visit green infrastructure projects in Montréal, Sherbrooke, Victoriaville and Québec City.
The FCM says site visits will showcase world-renowned technologies and best practices adopted by Québec municipalities in the energy, brownfields, transportation, planning, waste and water management sectors. The tours will include presentations and opportunities for municipal delegates to network with experts and their peers. Discussions will also address the partnerships and available funding that is crucial to each project's success. All presentations and information will be offered in both French and English.
Interested participants must register by July 15. Information about the Mission, including registration and costs, can be found at www.fcm.ca/gmf.
June 29, 2010 By John Gilson
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