The Government of Quebec has displayed a sincere concern for the environment and has adopted a proactive approach in working to meet the challenges Quebecers currently face as a result of climate change. Since the inception of The Climate Reality Project Canada in 2007 the Government of Quebec has supported our work in bringing the science and solutions to the climate crises to all citizens of Quebec.
On September 28th, 2009, the Government of Quebec announced a three-year financial commitment to establish the permanent secretariat of The Climate Reality Project Canada in Montreal, Quebec. This financial contribution on behalf of the Government of Quebec will ensure that Canadian Climate Leaders reach tens of thousands of Quebecers through their presentations.
The Climate Reality Project Canada was proud to announce a strategic alliance with the most respected environmental organization in Canada, The David Suzuki Foundation, commencing in February of 2009. The alliance was established through a long time friendship between two of the world's most outspoken environmental stewards Dr. David Suzuki and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. The purpose of this alliance is to strengthen the ongoing work by both organizations in their efforts to bring the urgency of climate change to the Canadian public. The Climate Reality Project Canada Secretariat is currently located in the Montreal offices of the David Suzuki Foundation in the province of Quebec.
With the powerful environmental and economic advantages of rail, we have embraced our responsibility in the fight against global warming with a sense of optimism. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Climate Reality Project Canada, and we support them in their important mission to educate Canadians about climate change and to empower them to take action towards solving this global crisis.
CN is committed to business practices that protect the natural environment and ensure employee and public safety and health. As a leader in the North American rail industry, CN recognizes its responsibilities with respect to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and the impact on global warming. As part of that responsibility, the company has made emissions reduction an integral part of its day-to-day activities, CN focuses on service and efficiency improvements while offering the most energy efficient transportation choice to its customers and helping them reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chain.
As Quebec's leading P&C insurer and a socially responsible company, Desjardins General Insurance is proud to support The Climate Reality Project Canada and educate clients, employees, Desjardins members and the general public on how climate change impacts their home and auto insurance.
As part of their commitment to sustainable development, Desjardins General Insurance offers solutions to encourage employees and clients to make environmentally-friendly choices. Drivers of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric vehicles are rewarded with the Desjardins Green Discount, and owners of LEED-certified buildings save on their home insurance premium.
Desjardins General Insurance Group is a subsidiary of Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) and a member of Desjardins Group.
Founded in 1992 by Brookfield Properties (TSX:BPO) and Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), BLJC is the Canadian Leader in the provision of Real Estate Management Services with almost 100 Million Sq Ft of space managed. BLJC's suite of services includes Facility Management, Project Management, Energy and Sustainability, and Real Estate Transactions and Consulting. BLJC's solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of its clients, operating across several markets including, financial services, telecommunications, life sciences, retail, government and oil & gas.
In April 2010 BLJC was named one of Canada's Top 30 Greenest Companies by MacLean's Magazine in recognition of its leadership in the area of sustainability.