Photo: City of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux
Recently, the city of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux has announced two environmental initiatives favoring the reduction of carbon footprints in the community.
Homeowners in DDO can now receive up to $150 for the cost of purchasing and installing a charging station on residential property under the newly implemented Subsidy Program for a Residential Electric Charging Station.
Statistics Canada records an increasing pattern in the purchase and registration of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as their sales achieved a milestone in 2021 as ZEVs now represent 5.2% of all new motor vehicles. On Quebec roads, 9% of the cars are electric with growing numbers. DDO’s decision to provide subsidies will likely encourage families to consider more environmental options in owning a vehicle.
Simply submit the program form and necessary documents either through email to email@example.com or in person at the Urban Planning and Engineering Department, 12001 De Salaberry Boulevard, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A7 in order to receive the municipal subsidy.
Furthermore, the Voluntary Tree Planting Program on City’s Right-of-way allow specific homeowners to receive a tree free of charge on their property’s municipal right-of-way.
In unity with “The City of Montreal’s [...] ambitious municipal tree planting plans [...] aiming to augment its tree cover to 25 percent by 2025 and plant 500,000 trees by 2030”, according to Smart Prosperity Institute, a national research network based at the University of Ottawa.
“The city [of DDO will take] full responsibility for the maintenance of this tree” following a validation from an inspector that indicates sufficient space from obstacles, above and underground infrastructures (irrigation system, cables, gas, water and sewer lines, streetlights, fire hydrants, traffic signs, etc.), and compliance to road safety requirements.
The property owner will be given the choice of species considering the principles of urban biodiversity and cityscape.
The planting will occur in a few weeks at the marked location of the tree. Increasing urban tree presence will effectively counter the effects of global warming and climate change by converting carbon dioxide, a harmful greenhouse gas, into glucose and surplus oxygen that will be released back into the environment.
Residents should contact the city by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514 684 1034 to make a request.