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DIY projects and Eco craft to do at home: Reusing “the famous” toilet paper rolls

If you are looking for crafting projects you can do at home, here are some eco-friendly ideas! 

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well during these difficult local, national and global times because of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Since most of you are confined to your houses and since all the schools, colleges and universities are closed, […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

March 22nd is World Water Day!

Every year, World Water Day is a great opportunity to think about our most precious resource: clean drinking water. 97% of the water on earth is saltwater, and since 2.5% of the fresh water is locked in ice caps, only 0.5% of all water is available for drinking. We need water to survive. Not only […]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Water|0 Comments

Reduce Food Waste with ‘FoodHero’!

Did you know that 58% of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted every year? That represents 35.5 million tons of produce!

According to a recent study conducted by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, one third of this food – […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Food waste, Nouvelles|0 Comments

Fall edition of A tree for my neighborhood : Presale launch

 

The official start of the fall campaign is August 23rd, but the following tree species are available for purchase already:

Canadian Serviceberry

Flame Amur Maple

Japanese Lilac

Harrow Delight Pear

Stella Cherry

Visit the website

By |July 30th, 2018|Beautification & gardening, Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments

Eco-Cleaning

Products used to clean floors, carpets, bathrooms, and other building elements often contain harmful chemicals that can have serious human health effects and contaminate water supplies, fish and wildlife if they are poured down drains, circulated through ventilation systems, or disposed of outdoors. Environmental damage can also occur during the development, manufacture, and transport of […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Cleanliness, Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Eco-quartier NDG 2018 summer jobs

Éco-quartier NDG was lucky to receive funding for summer students from Service Canada. These jobs are aimed at students and have specific funding requirements:

Requirements:
• study in a field related to the environment, political science, communications, socio-
cultural animation, or in any field deemed relevant;
• be between the ages of 17 and 30 (INCLUSIVELY) at the time […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION 2018

The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Sunday May 27th, 2018, at cour de voirie municipale, 2140, avenue Madison, angle Saint-Jacques.

Accepted materials for HHW collection include:

– CFL bulbs;
– Leftover latex or alkyd paint;
– Used motor oils;
– AAA to D alkaline batteries;
– Automotive batteries;
– Cleaning products, acid or basic;
– Solvents, including turpentine and Varsol;
– Pesticides;
– Chlorine for swimming pools, other oxidants;
– […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Cleanliness, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments

Feed the Earth!

Wandering in the quiet streets of NDG, I witnessed the start of a new project in the neighbourhood — the Food Waste Collection.

The organization taking care of this is Éco-quartier NDG (in partnership with the CDN-NDG borough) and during the last few weeks they distributed 8116 compost bins to houses, […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Composting, Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

We are looking for Perennials!

The Éco-Quartier NDG is looking to beautify the space in front of low-cost housing apartments in NDG.

In order to beautify the neighbourhood, we are asking for the collaboration of residents.

We are looking for Perennials.
Will you be dividing your garden soon?

You can have two positive influences by giving to non-profit organisation and by beautifying our environment
Call […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Beautification & gardening|0 Comments

Earth Day conversation

Earth Day conversation:

On Friday, April 22nd, Eco-quartier NDG, in partnership with Transition NDG, hosted a lively discussion: What to do about waste?

Participants shared their tips for helping to save the environment, many of which were innovative. We talked about composting, soap replacements & alternatives, fixing things, reusing a variety of items and so much more.

One […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Beautification & gardening, Energy Efficiency, Water|0 Comments
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