April 20, 2011

The SEDNA Foundation and city of Contrecoeur support Green Marine

Green Marine is pleased to welcome Jean Lemire and the SEDNA Foundation, as well as the City of Contrecoeur, as its newest supporters.

On April 19th, the SEDNA Foundation’s Board of Directors formally agreed to become supporters of the Green Marine Environmental Program, by recognizing the efforts of marine industry stakeholders in both Canada and the U.S. to reduce their environmental footprint. The SEDNA Foundation is an organization with an environmental, educational and scientific mission. It was during his Antarctic expedition on board the SEDNA IV oceanographic vessel that filmmaker and biologist Jean Lemire and his team provided viewers with daily evidence of the devastating effects of climate change on the Antarctic peninsula.

Meanwhile, the City of Contrecoeur became a supporter of Green Marine after its Municipal Council passed a resolution on April 4th expressing official support for the Green Marine Environmental Program. Extending over twenty kilometres of the St. Lawrence River’s south shore, Contecoeur is located in the Montéregie, 40 kilometres east of Montreal. Several other cities located along the St. Lawrence are also Green Marine supporters, as is the Alliance of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities, thereby underlining the environmental program’s importance to the region’s many shoreline communities.

 

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