Monthly Archives: February 2018

2102, 2018

Zero waste conference with Bea Johnson

She also discovered some strange habits that we have. In a typical closet we wear 20% of the clothes all the time, and the other 80% are ‘in case clothes’ (in case we are invited to a wedding, we have an interview, we finally lose that weight, etc). Bea only has full-time clothes, she donated […]

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1402, 2018

How to prevent moths 

Now that the weather has gotten colder, it is time to pack up our summer clothes for the winter.

Moths are attracted to soiled/dirty clothes, so be sure to wash your clothes before placing them in storage. Laundering in hot water kills moth eggs and larvae.

Once you are ready to pack the clothes, consider adding a […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
1402, 2018

How Eco-quartier became part of the Prevention CDN-NDG Family

The City of Montréal’s Environmental Program (Éco-quartier) was created in 1995, during Pierre Bourque’s term in office.  Originally, each of the city’s 51 electoral district had its own office with separate staff, offices and projects.  Each was administered by various locally established groups. Éco-quartier’s  mandate is to promote eco-civism and environmental education, encouraging citizens to […]

1402, 2018

Idling the car in winter

Now that the weather has gotten colder, the Éco-quartier NDG staff see more and more drivers iding their cars (leaving their cars running while they run into a store for example).

According to experts, it is not necessary to idle cars in winter for more than a minute because it is not worth your time or […]

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1402, 2018

The new R is “Refuse!”

We all know that the term ‘3R’ is actually an abbreviation of the three ways to reduce the waste of our resources:

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • RecycleBut there is a new, fourth R to consider ‘refuse’. These are simple but powerful words. You can lighten your carbon footprint simply by refusing things that can produce waste and […]
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1402, 2018

New year’s resolutions because of the recycling crisis

As the New Year has arrived many people have started working on their New Year’s resolutions – beginning to change their behaviour and habits. Let us all take this as an opportunity to rethink our approach to reducing waste.

You may have heard by now, but in the beginning of 2018, China changed its way of […]

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1402, 2018

Summary of my volunteer work project (language intern)

I always wanted to have experience as a volunteer, which is why I did my language placement at the Éco-quartier NDG. I think that the whole program works on a give-and-take basis, so that both sides benefit from it. During my time at Éco-quartier I wrote and translated a lot of articles in French as […]

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1402, 2018

Why there are unpaid internships

Recently there have been articles in the newspaper about students protesting unpaid internships. They feel that they should be paid an hourly wage, as they are usually expected to work at their host organization full-time for up to 3 months.

I totally understand why students would prefer to be paid for their internships. Usually they do […]

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1402, 2018

The fascinating world of trees

On November 9th, 2016, some of the Éco-quartier NDG staff went to see a presentation called ‘ Why Forests Matter’ presented by the Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank Friends of the Environment programme.

Despite my training in biology and ecology, I learned quite a bit at this presentation. Some of it was so interesting to me, I […]

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1402, 2018

One child, one book

At the end of 2017, Eco-quartier NDG distributed more than 1,200 used books to kindergartens, churches, new immigrants and seniors in old age homes.

The new project initiated by the Éco-quartier NDG encourages people of all ages and especially children to read, and to develop a love of reading. Of course, the goal was also to […]

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