Planting to fight against heat islands
As part of the Greening the South project, the LaSalle eco-district, which has been fighting against heat islands by planting plants throughout the borough since 2020, will continue its mission for a year longer than planned thanks to subsidies from the Institut National Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ).
Rather than ending in 2022, the project, bringing together six eco-districts from the south of the island in its mission, will continue until the end of 2023.
The LaSalle eco-district is notably responsible, with the help of the Soverdi organization, for the planting of 379 plants on September 15 at the Angrignon crossroads.
On September 21, the organization also planted at Children’s World Academy in LaSalle. This time, the greening was done with the help of children as amateur gardeners. The goal was to cultivate a connection of children’s attachment to nature. “The children didn’t want to go and play at recess, they wanted to continue planting,” relates the project manager, Anne Bergeron-Langlois, to highlight the success of the event.
Other greening missions will also be carried out in October, but the eco-district, which still wishes to plant more, stresses that it is still open to project requests.