3R Halloween

Halloween can seem like a time to spend money and buy stuff, but it does not have to be that way. For the past 6 years, the

Éco-quartier NDG and the Walkley Center have collaborated to offer local children the opportunity to let their creativity shine by making recycled Halloween crafts and costumes. All of the […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Recycling|0 Comments

Door to door rocks!

When I first started working at the Éco-quartier program, I was told that I would sometimes have to go door-to-door, promoting recycling and composting in particular. I was a little bit apprehensive. Weren’t people going to get angry with me for disturbing them at home? What if they were in the middle of eating dinner, […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments

The mysterious planter waterer

Once again, this year, Transition NDG collaborated with Eco-quartier NDG for the Incredible Edibles project on Somerled. The Transition team worked hard filling the planters with herbs and a few vegetables, checking on the plants every couple of days. They spent many hours watering the plants (it is not as straightforward as one might think).  […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Beautification & gardening|0 Comments

No yard waste in food waste bin

The new food waste collection is in full swing in NDG. Residents are putting out their brown bins every Thursday & Friday (depening on which part of the borough that they are in). The amount of garbage put out has been drastically reduced by the new food waste program, great news for the environment!

The Éco-quartier […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Composting|0 Comments

Veggies in the city at the daycare

Éco-quartier NDG’s “Veggies in the city at daycare” started three years ago as a pilot project, and has since become one of the favorite activities of participating daycare centers, besides the annual flower planting activity every May. Radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli and beautiful tomatoes are some of the vegetables that were planted this year by […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Beautification & gardening, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments

Buy nothing day 2017

 Buy nothing day!

Friday November 24th 2017

Tie an elastic around your wallet & BUY NOTHING for 24h!

5 Things To Do Instead of Shopping on Black Friday:

  • Organize a clothing swap!
  • Make your holiday gifts by hand using recycled materials
  • Volunteer your time for a charity!
  •  Spend time with family and friends!
  • Cook a […]
By |November 8th, 2017|Social Responsibility|0 Comments

Subsidies for Ash Trees

NDG Property owners with ash trees on their property can now benefit from financial aid from the City of Montreal to cut down and replace their ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash-borer.

On August 21st, the City of Montreal adopted a by-law that offers subsidies for cutting down trees with a maximum diameter of
5cm. The […]

By |October 28th, 2017|Beautification & gardening, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments

Collection of Used School Supplies: Another Success!

If you go around the schools at the end of the school year, youwill be amazed by the “enormous”quantities of waste generated
only by discarded school supplies that are often in very good condition, if not almost new! On the other hand, if you go around the stores, before the start of the school year, you […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Recycling|0 Comments

Green alleys agent for summer 2017

My name is Marc-Antoine Bertrand and I am for the Green alley project agent at the Écoquartier NDG for the 2017 summer.
I am an urban planning student at the University of Montreal, where my role is mainly to bring new ideas for new green
alley projects, but also to help Nouha, the project manager forthe “Green […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Beautification & gardening, Cleanliness|0 Comments

Vandalism in the Green Alleys

As the green alleys begin to become numerous in the borough, some of them have recently been vandalized by taggers.

Indeed, the graffiti phenomenon does not spare the green alleys. Whether on murals or flower boxes, the number of tags is constantly increasing in the green alleys of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It is a shame to see that […]

By |October 21st, 2017|Beautification & gardening|0 Comments