The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum are located in Old Montreal. Several employees of the Chapel have at heart the protection of the environment: it was only natural for us to form a green committee and to join the Green Churches Network! Here are some of the environmental actions we carry out.
It is important for us to adopt energy- efficient practices, especially as the institution is located in a heritage complex where only careful maintenance can avoid wastage. The control of the heating and ventilation system is centralized and we introduced LED lighting in all our buildings.
We strive to make the most of reusing and repairing as much as possible so as to extend the life of materials and equipment. Very few items are thrown away, whether it is paper, hardware, exhibition structures, electronic equipment or old furniture. We are also committed to doing environmental awareness. Informative posters are put up in the administrative offices to remind staff of the importance of environmental practices. Also, starting a year ago, green tips are placed in the French and English bulletins.
We also try to make social choices that ultimately have a positive environmental impact. The caterer chosen for the meetings of the Board is an economically social enterprise. In addition, the pastoral agent in charge of social action in our sector works together with us in particular regarding Development and Peace campaigns.
We have many ideas and projects for making our institution even greener. Come visit us to see our progress!
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours / Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys
400 rue Saint-Paul Est, Vieux-Montréal