Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Sustainability: actions of municipalities and SQY highlighted

During the public council on Thursday, March 10, the elected officials of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines were able to get acquainted with the report on sustainable development for 2021. The report, which collects all the actions of both municipalities and the community of the agglomeration in relation to environmental protection , ecological transition or even sustainable development.

Thus, the work of the SQY agglomeration teams made it possible to fully assess the initiatives and measures already implemented. Among them are the composting plan of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the development of soft mobility, the introduction of new digital platforms and actions concerning the education and training of young people. A report submitted to a vote during a public council and received a unanimous vote.

“A year of hard work”

“This is 130 pages of intense work that brings together everything that has been done in the communities and everything that has been done in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines,” explains the introduction during the March 10 community council. the mayor of Plaisir and vice-president of the agglomeration responsible for the environment and ecological transition, Josephine Kollmannsberger (LR).

The work carried out made it possible to move from 14 accessible bus routes in 2016 to 37 in 2021, and 68% of stops are accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

“I heard about the environment in all sectors. In all the actions that are taking place in the community today, we hear about the environment, ecological transition, biodiversity and renaturation, so this is really a cross-cutting topic, ”she clarifies. Before presenting the outline of the report, the elected official wished to return to a topic that is “really established” in the agglomeration and remind “that not everything can be done” due to rules or budget.

According to Josephine Kollmannsberger, the 2021 sustainability report is “even denser than 2020.” It is a “year of hard work” of the services of the agglomeration, bringing together all the initiatives and actions carried out in the territory, initiated by the cities and elected officials responsible for environmental issues. In an editorial on the report, SQY President Jean-Michel Fourgoux (LR), also Mayor of Elancourt, points out: “This annual report sheds light on our actions and our commitment to the ecological transition to guarantee and promise our territories sustainable development.”

The report, available on the SQY website, begins with a reminder of the history of the territory and the agglomeration, its powers, and the applied and applicable “framework documents”. It also explains that: “The SQY agglomeration has strongly decided to take into account the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN in its 2030 Agenda, as well as climate change issues in its public policy. »

17 UN goals

Thus, the report defines six main axes that make it possible to consider the 17 UN goals set in 2015. “We have files, very important parts, such as […] parties for social justice with accessibility of transport, Anru, the charter of promoters, and I will mention just a few of them,” explains Josefina Kollmannsberger at the public council.

“Since the end of 2016, SQY has won the so-called “ITI” competition for projects launched by the region. A tool that encourages territories to reduce socio-spatial inequalities,” the report emphasizes. Thanks to this system, the agglomeration community was able to implement about twenty projects, including “five energy renewal projects.”

One of the main actions proposed by SQY is to work on transport accessibility. The work carried out allowed us to move from 14 accessible bus routes in 2016 to 37 in 2021, and now 68% of stops are accessible to people with reduced mobility (FIM). “This progress has been made possible thanks to driver training, the renewal of the bus fleet and the development of numerous stops,” the message emphasizes. He also mentions the electric scooter service developed by TIER and the PAM 78-92 network.

In this way, we can discover Plaisir’s actions for “households affected by the economic crisis”, the organization of numerous sports events in Trapp, the planting of trees in many municipalities, or the installation of educational ashtrays.

With regard to energy transition and green transition, divided into two axes in the report, the SQY vice president points out: “You have consumption management for new public buildings, you have Alec (Local Energy and Climate Agency, editor’s note). ) […] SQY partnerships with home renovation companies. The mayor of Plezira discusses actions such as “improving soil quality, improving biodiversity” as well as “preserving the heritage of trees”, managing water resources, repairing sewers or installing short circuits for power.

social justice

These resolutions are based on “education and training”. Among the initiatives mentioned in the report and by the elected official are opening courses, inter-company mobility plans, actions in municipalities in favor of education or even networks of media libraries. On the wellness axis, Josephine Kollmannsberger explains to elected officials, “You have improved wellbeing in well-groomed areas, you have travel security. We are also engaged in the improvement of bicycle paths, scooters, electrical terminals. […]. The vaccinedrome is also part of this whole implementation and of course you will find it all again in the actions of Saint-Quentin and the municipalities. »

The last axis is civic participation, which again brings together several aspects. Among them is the plan for the composting of the community of the agglomeration, which will be considered by the Vice President, as well as Vivienne Gask (SE), an elected member of the community and opposition municipal councilor in Montigny-le-Bretonnet. “I spoke about this many times during the previous mandate, and everything was fine. This is a success, we see that St. Kentua is showing interest in this composting, and I think this is very good news. »

During the public council, an elected official will emphasize that this report is a “beautiful database” that brings together “elements that are very inspiring to be able to progress everywhere.” Each of the six areas of work specifically groups the actions of each municipality. In this way, we can discover Plaisir’s actions for “households affected by the economic crisis”, the organization of numerous sports events in Trapp, the planting of trees or the installation of educational ashtrays.

“All this, Mr. President, we do every day, what Saint-Quentin does every day, and we are already setting an incredible example. That’s why this report is important, because it definitely needs to be sold and improved,” Josephine Kollmannsberger explained during her presentation. She will take this opportunity to repeatedly thank the people who contributed to her writing.

“Obviously, this is very cumbersome, given the number of initiatives, but in any case, it still provides quite strong benefits,” Jean-Michel Fourgoux sums up before the report is put to a vote. This will bring unanimity.