Information on environmental issues, tips for minimizing your ecological footprint and eco-responsible solutions to your gardening problems: our eco-services are at your disposal to help you take care of your environment.
The Green Line: environmental solutions to your gardening problems
Do you suspect that your garden is being ravaged by pests but are unsure how to interpret the telltale signs? Are you looking to improve the health and overall quality of your garden? Would you like to have a lush, environmentally sustainable lawn? Between April and October, call the Green Line at 514 734-4222 for a free consultation!
We can help you by:
- providing ecological advice over the telephone
- answering your questions about pesticide use
- visiting your property to observe problems and recommend solutions
- performing follow-up visits
- suggesting horticultural tips.
The Green Line is also patrol circuits…
During the spring and summer, the Town’s pesticide inspector regularly patrols the garden city to make sure citizens and businesses are using only authorized substances on their lawns and in their gardens. The inspector also checks signs on lawns to ensure they include all required information.
Besides ensuring compliance with our pesticide by-law, the Green Patrol answers your questions and provides feedback. Check our weekly patrol circuits to find out when we will be in your area.
…and information kiosks
Would you like to have a firsthand look at the products we recommend? At our distribution events, keep an eye peeled for Mount Royal’s Green Kiosk, where you will find a display of earth-friendly gardening products. You can also ask questions about ecological pest management, gardening and lawn care. While you’re there, feel free to take a pamphlet!
- How to plant tulip bulbs?
- Invasive alien species
- Growing a thick, green lawn, it's easy!
- Prepare your property for winter
- How to identify chinch bugs?
The Green Patrol and Blue Patrol: raising awareness of environmental issues
Overseen by the Regroupement des éco-quartiers (REQ), the Green Patrol and Blue Patrol are two distinct services that aim to raise awareness of and inform residents about various environmental issues related to the urban environment.
Created in 2005 by the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, the Green Patrol provides detailed information on various environment-related topics, including residual materials collection, water management and the ecological, social and economic value of the urban forest. The information is disseminated by a patroller through information kiosks, patrol circuits and other activities organized across the Town during the summer. The patroller provides advice and tips that make it easy to integrate environmental-friendly habits into your lifestyle.
Since 2010, the Blue Patrol has been advising citizens on how to use drinking water responsibly. Harvesting rainwater to reduce runoff into sewer systems, repairing leaky faucets and installing water-saving devices are but a few examples of the good practices that the Blue Patrol recommends making part of your day-to-day life. The service agent's responsibilities also include providing information about the by-laws respecting drinking water and the impacts of climate change on the urban environment, particularly the increased incidence of severe rainstorms.
The Green Patrol and Blue Patrol services are provided by the Engineering Division during the summer, from May to August. For further information, call 514 734-4123.