On the occasion of World Water Day, celebrated yesterday on March 22nd, the TD Bank Group announced they give $180,000 in funding support to the Montreal Urban Ecology Center for its project to transform asphalt into communal spaces under the cobblestones.
The World Water Day
World Water Day, celebrated each year on March 22nd, draws attention this year to the importance of water as a vital resource for humanity’s future.
Starting from the fact that nearly a billion people live in malnourished conditions, while freshwater resources are decreasing, the objectives of the international organizations are to:
- Rationalize water consumption in households, agriculture, and food industry;
- Reduce water waste;
- Promote healthy eating habits, with a focus on preserving water;
The risk of floods, clogs of water courses, and natural or artificial lakes have become more pressing as investment programs have been substantially reduced, some works being abandoned, especially in the field of irrigation, in the low-development countries, in special.
This year, the 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil, presented some gloomy predictions regarding the future of the water as a vital resource for humans existence.
$180 K for ecology on the World Water Day
This financial support will be used to set up sites that stand out as green infrastructures and to develop local capacities in six regions of Quebec. The financial leverage will be paid directly to seven Quebec project leaders who will mobilize local communities to free the soil, collectively and by hand.
“Green infrastructure will help reduce soil drying, sewer backup, and water pollution, and create warm, living and sustainable spaces with and for people. This is a key pillar of commitment for TD, perfectly aligned with its Espaces For All Initiative, which aims to support the revitalization and creation of green spaces across the country,” said Stephan Bourbonnais, Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Eastern Canada, TD Wealth Management, and Chair of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in Quebec.
In conclusion, the TD Bank Group offered $180 K to support the Montreal Urban Ecology Center.