Since 2018, the Port of Montreal has been on the Urban Forest Leaders Committee initiated by Soverdi as a way of mobilizing the business community to green Montreal. Through this collaboration, more than 2,000 trees will have been planted on Port territory, or in the vicinity of Port facilities, including several schoolyards and health institutes. Furthermore, several companies located nearby followed suit to green their own facilities. The plantings were carried out in Ville-Marie, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Mercier East.

“Given that private and institutional land accounts for two thirds of the island’s territory, the support of private owners is crucial to make Montreal greener. As an urban forest leader, we invest in greening our facilities, sponsor projects and work to engage the business community. Together, we have the power to green two thirds of the island. The more the business community is involved, the more we succeed in making a real difference for the community,” said Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.