New green foundation launched

Karel Mayrand writes briefly in La Presse about a new fund called the Fonds Collectif pour le climat et la transition écologique meant to help the Montreal area transition to a greener mode of life.

Mayrand only touches briefly on one of the injustices necessary for this shift: young people will have to lead a simpler and less wasteful way of life than their immediate forebears, which is a difficult sell. It’s not unlike wealthy countries in the West having to convince poorer countries that, too bad, but they can’t have all the amenities we do, for the sake of the planet.

Will this new foundation do any good? I admit to cynicism, and a belief that foundations like this mostly serve to pay a few salaries for approved individuals. But maybe it will help a bit.