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Used School supplies collection is back!

The Éco-quartier NDG has just launched its second annual collection of used school supplies! This project, promoting mutual help within the community and maintaining a clean environment, was a great success in its first edition last year. The material picked up by the end of the school year 2015-2016 from the participant […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments

New graffiti kits for NDG residents

The CDN-NDG borough wants to help you to fight graffiti on your home, and the Éco-quartier NDG now has graffiti cleanup kits that they can offer to residents free of charge. There are 2 different kits: for either painted/glass/aluminum surfaces or for brick or porous surfaces.

The kits include a cleaning product […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Cleanliness|0 Comments

Food waste surveys

In 2016 & 2017, brown bins were distributed throughout NDG (for buildings with fewer than 9 units). The Eco-quartier NDG staff are now going door-to-door to conduct surveys to see how residents are participating in the program. Please open your door to us when we come to ask your opinion. 

By |July 8th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Perennial plant exchange!!

Eco-quartier NDG is hosting a perennial plant exchange. Take advantage of the end of the summer to divide your plants and share the successes of your garden.

Bring your perennials (identified and in a pot) to the exchange and trade with other gardeners.

A great opportunity to diversify your garden […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Anti-Ragweed Campaign: Show Us What You’ve Got!

With the start of summer invariably comes a well-known pest: ragweed, which wreaks havoc for the many seasonal allergy sufferers across our borough and city. Did you know that an estimated 10% of Québec’s population suffers from seasonal ragweed allergies? 

What you should know: Pollen is the element of the […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments

Un arbre pour mon quartier 2017

Un arbre pour mon quartier, a campaign by Regroupement des Éco-quartiers and soverdi, is back! Choose now among a wide variety of species that will beautify your garden this spring! Share your new tree(s) on social media and use #Uapmq

unarbrepourmonquartier.org

 

By |April 5th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Compost bags

During our door-to-door surveys of the food waste program in the Loyola district, more than one resident mentioned to us that they were having trouble finding the compostable bags used in the food waste collection.

 

The Eco-quartier NDG staff are always surprised to hear that – as in October we had checked that all of the […]

By |March 12th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Winter behaviour of wild animals in Canada

 

Welcome back to our series ‘’winter behaviour of domestic animals in Canada”! Last month you read about some of the mammals. This second part continues to following listing interesting facts about the surviving strategies of our wildlife. Enjoy!

 

Mammals (Part 2):

Kermode Bear: 75 – 135 kg. Much like their relatives, they snuggle down for winter. They […]

By |March 11th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

Earth Hour

 

On March 25th, from 8:30pm-9:30pm join millions of people across the world in switching off your lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change. Earth Hour began in 2007 in Australia and has since gone global, with hundreds of millions of people participating each year.

The event is a global call to action for all individuals, […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments

World Water Day

Every year March 22nd marks International World Water Day. Let’s all work together to ensure that we not only conserve water, but that we safe-guard it from pollutants. These actions are simple and can make a difference if we do it together:

Eat less meat: the livestock industry is one of the biggest users of fresh […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
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