(Montreal, August 13, 2014) – Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau have already collected half of the $10,000 they hope to collect as part of the campaign financing launched in June. Consequently they were able to order half of the ten measuring stations they want to install in the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Saint-Laurent, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, as well as in Mont-Royal. Three of these stations have now been installed.
“We continue to ask citizens for contributions, although we strongly believe that municipalities should be at the forefront in supporting our initiative and releasing sums that will help us document the noise produced by aircraft flying over Montreal,” said Francine Lauzon, Registrar of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau and head of the fundraising campaign. “We have approached many of the elected municipal officials of the boroughs concerned, and we expect a positive response from them in the coming days or weeks.”
The contributionof the municipalitieswould allow Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeauto establish morethan ten of thesestations throughout the north of Montrealand measurethe extentof the problem.
In this context, the interim board of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau adopted at its last meeting a preliminary list of locations where the monitoring stations could be installed. It now appeals to citizens living near these locations, who would be prepared to have a measuring station installed at their address (at no charge), to make contact with it.
Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau will shortly determine the priority ranking of the sites. Here are the preliminary locations:
Parc Saint-Simon-Apôtre neighbourhood
Parc Dakin neighbourhood
Parc Thibodeau neighbourhood
Parc Darling neighbourhood
Villeray/18e Avenue neighbourhood
École Jean-Grou neighbourhood
Marcel-Laurin/Du Collège neighbourhood
Parc Philippe-Laheurte neighbourhood
École Gardenview neighbourhood
Ms.Lauzonhopes that othercitizenswill want todo their sharefinanciallyto support thevolunteer workof Les Pollués. Shenotes that itis possible to payvia PayPalon thewebsitewwww.lpdmt.org,or to senda check payable to Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau to12260DesenclavesStreet, Montreal(Quebec) H3M2W3. Areceipt is givento donors.
“We have received donations ranging typically from $10 to $200 with an average of $50 per person,” says Francine Lauzon. “This reflects the widespread support of our funding. In this sense it is still important that more people support our work with a donation according to their means. ”
The noise measuring stations with their accessories cost about $500 each. Half of the money raised during the fundraising campaign will be for the purchase of the stations, and the other half will be applied to cover costs incurred by the non-profit organization for its activities and projects, and for the establishment of a reserve fund.
The stations are from Germany, are pre-calibrated, and the data they record (which is available online) is analyzed by software able to specifically identify aircraft noise. For further information: 514 237-5331 or firstname.lastname@example.org