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Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable host city for your events

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We’re getting used to being in the news for Montréal’s efforts towards environmental sustainability, most recently as one of North America’s first major cities to ban the use of plastic bags in 2018. But the move away from plastic to canvas is just another chapter in an already rich civic story of green thinking, and added together, Montréal has once again been certified as an environmentally sustainable destination for meetings and conferences by the experts at iCompli Sustainability.

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A united effort

The city of Montréal’s sustainability efforts run the gamut from neighbourhood workshops, extensive recycling programs and promotion and development of environmentally-friendly buildings and public spaces.

From the green initiatives visitors experience upon arrival at Montréal-Trudeau Airport to the meeting rooms and halls at the LEED-certified Centre for Sustainable Development, the mould-breaking Phi Centre and the city’s award winning convention centre the Palais des congrès de Montréal (where even a rooftop garden has played a part in securing the ASTM Green Meetings Standards Certification), the drive for sustainability is city-wide.

Montréal and Québec are home to several trendsetting players on the forefront of proving clean energy can be big business, and has those in the know abuzz thanks to a multitude of major green-minded conferences already hosted in the city.

And those lightbulbs you’re presently seeing light up over your head? Well, don’t worry too much about the power – a whopping 97% of the total electricity produced each year also comes from renewable resources.

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Environmental-savvy bonus points

Looking to impress your attendees with a finger (or is it green thumb?) on the pulse of sustainability, not to mention do a bit of good for the Earth while you’re at it? Well, look no further – Montréal’s got that covered.

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