Dans la rue’s new ecological Van has finally arrived.

Dans la rue reduces its environmental footprint

The new Dans la rue Van has a smaller carbon footprint and runs entirely on renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is produced by converting food waste into energy through a process known as biomethanation. Powered by the ALDO Group, Énergir and the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation, the Van will help fight climate change by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

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Support for making green choices

The help of our partners at Énergir was invaluable throughout the procurement process. The modifications to the Van interior and sustainable focus would not have been possible without their expertise.

The support of the ALDO Group and the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation was also indispensable in bringing this project to fruition. In 2019, Dans la rue was proud to be the recipient of the proceeds of the ALDO Group’s “Purpose Ride,” which raised $104,570 to partially fund the purchase of the new Van. In addition, we are very fortunate to be able to count on the incredible volunteer efforts of the Group’s employees.

Support to help homeless youth

Moreover, the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation stepped up their support for Dans la rue in 2019, with a multiyear partnership to help fund the new Van’s operations. This will help ensure homeless youth have access to basic necessities.

The Van plays an important role for youth of all ages who are socially isolated, vulnerable and struggling.

Experience spending an evening on the new Van through our illustrated report to learn more about its impact on homeless youth.