Program: A Birth, a Book, a Tree, a Healthy Environment

A BIRTH, A BOOK, A TREE, A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

This program, which was set-up in 2007, offered participants the possibility of receiving a book and a tree… From now on, new parents may choose between a tree and a subsidy towards the purchase of reusable diapers.

To celebrate the birth of a newborn or adopted baby (under one year old) in their municipality, the City of Deux-Montagnes now offers their citizens a book and a choice between a new tree (10 to 15 feet) or a $100 subsidy towards the purchase of reusable diapers.  The Commission for the Environment and the City of Deux-Montagnes wanted to acknowledge requests from their citizens wishing to use this diaper system while also encouraging the environmental value of this offer.  Reusable diapers are more environmentally friendly and are made up of natural material.  Using reusable diapers reduces landfills stemming from disposable diapers: an ecological and economical choice.  The subsidy will be allotted to interested parties upon presentation of proof of purchase, delivered after April 8, 2010.

In order to participate in this program, parents of a newborn or adopted baby (within the last year) are invited to fill out the program form at Deux-Montagnes’ Library at 200 Henri-Durant Street.  Proof of residency and birth certificates are required.

Additional information may be obtained at the municipal Library at 450 473-2702.