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Nature and our beauty 

If you’re tired of spending money on name brand cosmetics that haven’t had the desired effect for a long time, if you do not want to buy expensive natural cosmetics or simply avoid using the products whose ingredients most often contain chemicals, then it’s time to try making your own natural herbal, fruit or vegetable […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Mulching with Green Waste

Last week we went to plant a serviceberry tree at the Montclair Residence. Once we arrived we encountered two apparent problems. The first was that there was a bag of green waste (grass clippings, tree branches, some dried leaves) left on the curb although the city green waste collection ended on June 12th, and won’t […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Beautification & gardening|0 Comments

Sunscreen and Environmental Impacts

Summer is finally here- which means hitting the beach, going to the pool, and just enjoying the sun. It also means it’s sunscreen season! Picking a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) option and applying regularly, about every 2 hours when it’s really sunny, is important to avoid sunburn, excessive tanning, and long-term skin damage. But while […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Water|0 Comments

Summer students

This year the Éco-quartier NDG was very lucky to receive generous funding from Service Canada for a number of summer positions: green patrol, environmental camp animator, green alley agent, horticultural agent, and food waste collection agent. All positions are 9 weeks long, so the summer staff will be able to help with a variety of […]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

A tree for my neighbourhood – UPDATE

Dear Residents of NDG, tree sales for a tree for my neigbourhood have re-opened. You can order and buy your tree online now!
https://www.unarbrepourmonquartier.org/

By |April 13th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

A tree for my neighborhood 2019th edition !

The spring edition of A tree for my neighborhood will be held from April 5 to June 2. Close to twenty species will be offered to citizens, with a few new ones as well !`

To consult A tree for my neighborhood’ website, click here.

By |March 19th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

The 3Rs: an update

Our goal at Éco-quartier is to help residents find creative solutions to reduce their waste. Every so often, a resident suggests that we let others know the intricacies of what is and is not recyclable. We try our best to communicate exactly that to our residents. We go door-to-door, host kiosks and workshops, all in […]

By |January 25th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Make 2019 a Green Year

Is having better environmental gestures a part of your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you’ve even considered starting to compost or to stop using toxic chemicals? Here are some ideas to inspire you:
Start composting: The Eco-quartier NDG staff would like to help you start composting this year. Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to […]

By |January 1st, 2019|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Celebrating a “Green” Holiday!

Food and Drink
• Buy in bulk! Avoid unnecessary packaging
• Ban plastic bags! Think reusable
• Avoid using disposable dishes when throwing a party
• Buy locally produced
• Compost rather than tossing them in the trash

Gift Ideas
• Avoid buying gifts which rely on disposable parts like batteries
• Look for gifts made from recycled materials
• Think of giving home-made gifts – a home-cooked dinner, an old […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Montclair Residence gets new flower boxes

This summer, when planning the annual flower distribution, I was chatting with Maria, one of the activities coordinator at the Montclair Seniors’ Residence. She works hard to make the outside space inviting so that the seniors will want to go and sit outside, despite having no dedicated garden budget. Other people have noticed Maria’s hard […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
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