Montréal is a great city to visit (before or after the Conference, of course!).
Montréal is the only francophone metropolis in North America - a fact that does not preclude diversity. Indeed, Montréal is also the most bilingual (French-English) metropolis in the North American continent and, in this city of close to 2 million people, there are nearly 80 different languages spoken.
Things to do in Montréal are numerous – especially in summer where festivals and celebrations abound, to know more, visit www.mtl.org.
You can also have a look at the Tourisme Montréal’s Official Tourist Guide online. The Guide offers mapped neighborhood-by-neighborhood tours of the city and information on shopping, restaurants, guided tours and more. If you would like to visit Montreal's must-see attractions and save up to 395$ download your passport!
To make a small gesture for our planet, we are committed to classified the Sunbelt 2019 Conference as a level 1 eco-responsible event.
Levels of eco-responsible events are defined and prescribed by the responsible event management standards of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec, BNQ 9700-253. This certification demonstrates that the Conference meets the rigorous requirements of an eco-responsible event in Québec.
To achieve the level 1 standard, environmental measures have been implemented with regard to: the selection of suppliers; management of materials, energy and water; waste management; food selection; and transportation selection.
INSNA 2019 gratefully acknowledges the Réseau des femmes en environnement for its valuable support in the eco-responsible planning of the Conference.
Green Initiatives Adopted for Sunbelt 2019 Conference
Below are a few examples of the initiatives we have taken for the Conference
Choice of a Conference venue easily accessible by public transportation with easy access to the city main attractions.
Adoption of awareness-raising measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated by travels.
Accommodation proposals, for out-of-town participants, less than 15 min walk from the Conference venue.
Most of the selected establishments participate in the Quebec Green Key program of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). (Click here for more information about the program).
Online registrations and communication.
Double-sided and recycled paper for printing of key documents.
Detailed Conference programme only available online and print of a smaller sized programme.
Post-event online evaluations.
Filling station for reusable water bottles.
Local, organic and bulk products favored.
Composting stations for food waste.
Donation of leftover food to a local food bank.
Recycling stations (paper, glass, and plastic).
Priority given to local, non-profit suppliers, with sustainable development policy and offering training program, pay equity or equality in employment for their employees.
You Can Help
Here are suggestions of what you can do to help reduce the environmental footprint of the event. We thank you in advance for your valuable contribution!
In matters of transportation (see detailed information on the page Transportation & Accommodation):
From the airport use the shuttle service (747 bus line).
Use public transportation, bicycle or walk to get to the Conference venue.
Use BIXI (bike-sharing service) or rent a bike for the duration of your stay in Montréal.
If you live near Montréal – think of taking the train rather than the plane (it’s a lot more fun, anyway).
In matters of food and accommodation (see detailed information on the page Transportation & Accommodation):
Choose a hotel located close to the Conference venue.
Turn off the lights when you leave your room.
Eat at local restaurants.
Choose vegetarian meals.
Ask for reusable dishes instead of disposable containers and utensils.
Ask to use the same sheets and towels for a few days to save water and energy
Choose products with little packaging.
At the conference venue:
Use recycling bins.
Put organic matter in the composting bins.
Bring and use a reusable mug for your beverages.
Turn off the lights when you are the last to leave a conference room.
*Many people are sensitive to perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and other scented products. Please refrain from wearing them at any time during the Conference. Thank you.