Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Arc-en-Ciel School _Montreal - Finalist – Minister Award Price in sustainable development

2008 - 2009


Montreal School Board-Comission scolaire de Montréal


  • Community (parents, students, neighbour)

Prix & mentions

Finalist – Minister Award Price in sustainable development

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

Greening a schoolyard in a dense urban context and creating urban ecosystems.

This alternative school is based on coeducation and democracy, so we opted for a participative approach in which management, school staff, children, and even neighbors were consulted on the design and program. The project is part of a sustainable development approach and also proposes an educative component.

To encourage and involve the community to the practice of gardening, relatives, neighbors and more than 200 students participated in the planting of nearly 2000 plants.