In my opinion, there's no organization more deserving of an award like this. The Rooftop Garden Project is in a class by itself. Congratulations!
Tuesday 3 June 2008
Alternatives won a Phenix environment award for its Rooftop Garden Project, in the Sustainable Development category.
The honour was bestowed by an independent jury for our outstanding role in promoting rooftop gardening in Montreal and internationally. Our semi-hydroponic gardens empower urban residents to produce their own food, green their neighbourhoods and build healthy communities.
Not only does the project give the opportunity for citizens to garden at home, it is also responsible for the creation of about 20 mid- to large-scale gardens in Montreal.
The project’s coordinator, Ismaël Hautecoeur accepted the award from Quebec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Line Beauchamp at the National Assembly in Quebec City (see photo).
The Phenix awards are the highest environmental distinctions given in Quebec. This prize highlights best practices in environmental preservation and sustainable activities to maintain a high quality of living.