Mayor Pierre Charron of Saint-Eustache and Municipal Councilor and Chair of the Environmental and Beautification Commission, Isabelle Lefebvre, announced two new financial assistance programs related to the environment. Following cloth diapers and electric vehicle charging stations, the City is now providing a subsidy to citizens who have purchased rainwater collection barrels and electric lawnmowers, with the aim of encouraging eco-friendly behaviors.
“We have just adopted our Climate Change Action Plan, and these financial assistance programs are one of the concrete measures we are implementing to reduce the environmental impact of the City. It is through small actions, together, that we will make a difference for future generations,” said Mayor Pierre Charron of Saint-Eustache.
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Rainwater Collection Barrels
The use of rainwater collection barrels helps reduce the amount of drinking water used, among other things, for watering flower beds, vegetable gardens, and lawns, or for vehicle washing and other outdoor household cleaning purposes. The City is offering a financial assistance of $30 for the purchase of rainwater collection barrels.
To avail themselves of this financial assistance, citizens must fill out the online form and provide the required supporting documents no later than 6 months after the purchase of the barrel. Only one financial assistance per address and per applicant is allowed.
Maintaining lawns using an electric lawnmower reduces greenhouse gas emissions and ensures neighborhood tranquility, as electric mowers are considerably quieter than gasoline mowers. Therefore, the City is providing a financial assistance of $75 for the purchase of an electric lawnmower.
To avail themselves of this financial assistance, citizens must fill out the online form and provide the required supporting documents no later than 6 months after the purchase of the lawnmower. Only one financial assistance per address and per applicant is allowed.
“These two new financial assistance programs encourage the residents of Saint-Eustache to make more environmentally-friendly choices, benefiting the entire community in the long run. This aligns perfectly with the City’s Environmental Policy,” added Councilor Isabelle Lefebvre, Chair of the Environmental and Beautification Commission.