The STM presents the Salon national de l'environnement

Press release


The STM presents the Salon national de l'environnement

Montreal, June 13, 2008 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is proud to present the largest public exhibit dedicated to the environment in North America next June 13, 14 and 15 in Montréal’s Old Port district.

“Having signed the Charter on Sustainable Development initiated by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), the STM made a commitment to place the emphasis on sustainable development, to influence national policies, to facilitate employee training and coaching, and to periodically assess the quality of its business practices,” declared the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Claude Trudel.

“Because of its desire to bring about change and its conviction that, in terms of the environment and sustainable development, every action counts, the STM does not hesitate the make decisions, take action and move forward with its approach to sustainable development. In light of this context, the STM became the main sponsor for this year’s edition of the Salon national de l’environnement, as the whole purpose for the exhibit is in line with the STM’s environmental concerns,” specified Mr. Trudel.

With its theme « Passez au vert avec la STM » (Go green with the STM), the transit corporation invites the population to take meaningful action regarding the environment by encouraging people to choose public transit. Indeed, visitors are invited to the STM’s stand where they can take part in several activities, such as inspecting a hybrid-drive bus, meeting with its experts, attending training workshops on ecologically-sound driving techniques and getting hands-on experience with a simulator, as well as finding out more about our information tools for easier transit use and our service improvements programme (PASTEC). The population is also invited to attend STM seminars.

Passez au vert avec la STM, ensemble nous pouvons agir

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