To plant a tree, shrub or flower downtown is more than a small gesture. It demonstrates a statement of citizen will to reclaim their neighbourhood and city. When neighbours come together to share the tasks, the effects multiply. When these components are united, the whole ecosystem may be changed. That is what we are trying to do with citizens whenever we set up a Green Alley.
In recent years, Éco-quartier Peter-McGill was able to gain experience implanting Green Alleys in several locations. It is also important to build an informed staff who are able to advise the public on greening initiatives and beautification.