2102, 2017

Oxo-biodegradable VS compostable

With the new food waste collection in the Loyola district, residents are being asked to use compostable bags. The Éco-quartier NDG has received a lot of calls asking if it is possible to use oxo-biodegradable bags. The answer is NO.

The difference between oxo-biodegradable and compostable is really subtle. While compostable bags decompose completely, the oxo-biodegradable […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
2102, 2017

National Sweater Day

On February 2nd, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Loblaws are partnering for National Sweater Day, a reminder to lower your heat and wear a sweater, in an effort to conserve energy and take action against climate change.

For many of you, this idea will seem ridiculous! Of course we dress warmer when the weather is […]

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2102, 2017

Winter behaviour of animals in Canada

A part of our biodiversity theme, our intern Yannick has been working on a series of articles about the winter behaviour of wildlife in Canada. We’ll publish them in the next few editions of the Nexus. In this edition, Yannick covers mammals. In upcoming editions, he’ll write about birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects.

In the […]

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2102, 2017

Black history month

To celebrate Black History Month, I wanted to share the story of one of my heroes.

Wangari Muta Maathai (1940 – 2011) was an internationally renowned Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate. She founded the Green Belt Movement, an NGO committed to environmental conservation and tree planting. I first heard about Wangari in 2007, after […]

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1402, 2017

Should we make Repair part of the 3RV’s?

 

There have always been people interested in repairing and refurbishing old items back to working order and we wanted to highlight it this month.

Recently, I repaired my relatively fine winter boots, after they sprung a leak at the seams, using shoe repair urethane* and all for under $10. That saved me from buying new boots and […]

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702, 2017

Are you still Google-ing?

 

Are you still using Google as your search engine? Did you know that not all search engines are created equal? Some do more than just search! I’d like to introduce you to an eco-friendly search engine alternative called ‘Ecosia’. This search engine uses your thirst for knowledge to plant trees in parts of the world […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
702, 2017

Biomethanization

Everyday food waste is wrongly thrown in our usual trash bins and ends on our landfills where it doesn’t belong. The decomposition of organic waste in landfills produces a gas which is composed of a mixture of approximately 50% methane and 50% carbon dioxide and other trace gases. The containing methane is a greenhouse gas […]

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702, 2017

Radon

What is worse than an odorless, harmful gas infiltrating your house without you noticing it? Have you ever heard of Radon except in your chemistry class? Radon (Rn) is a radioactive, odorless natural gas. It comes from the disintegration of uranium which is present in the earth’s crust. Radon gas can infiltrate the inside of […]

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702, 2017

No Green Waste in Food Waste Collection

The new food waste collection is in full swing in the Loyola district. Residents are putting out their brown bins every Thursday. The
amount of garbage put out has been drastically reduced by the new food waste program, great news for the environment! The Éco-quartier NDG staff have started going door to door to ask residents […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
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