Eco-Quartier News

3103, 2020

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
2203, 2020

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
1802, 2020

LaDonna Redmond: Heroine of Food Justice

Since 1995, the month of February is officially recognized as Black History month (also referred to as African American History Month) by the Canadian House of Commons.

To celebrate and honor Black History Month I wanted to share the efforts of LaDonna Redmond who not only plays a vital part in the formation of a […]

By |February 18th, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1202, 2020

Second hand is cool again

Do you feel that the problem with second-hand shopping is that it is not easy to find something you like?

You have to invest a lot of time in finding a store, digging through lots of old rags and random outfits before you can find ‘the one’ – time to make it easier!

With the […]

By |February 12th, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
2801, 2020

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
2512, 2019

Special pick up schedule for holiday tree

There are two ways to recycle and transform your holiday tree into mulch :

  • On Wednesdays, January 8th & 15th, 2020, residents can deposit their natural holiday trees on the curb before 7 a.m. In the case of a snowstorm, pickup will be postponed until the following Wednesday. All of the trees collected will be recycled […]
  • By |December 25th, 2019|Cleanliness, Composting, Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Recycling|0 Comments
    1912, 2019

    How to avoid BPA?

    A study from 2018 by Health Canada showed that Canadian exposure to BPA (a chemical found in plastics) has been on the decline in the past couple of years. Nevertheless, it is still important to remember that chemicals in plastics can be
    a risk for your health, the health of children and the environmental health. In […]

    By |December 19th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
    412, 2019

    Ever wonder why there are phosphates in laundry detergent?

    Phosphates are used in a wide variety of applications, including laundry detergent. While they help get clothes cleaner
    and fresher faster, they are not that great for human health. Once the phosphates are used to wash your clothes, some might actually be left over after the final rinse cycle. It is therefore possible you might inhale […]

    By |December 4th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
    2611, 2019

    Compact fluorescent light bulbs

    These days, everyone is talking about Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) as the best way to save energy when it comes to lighting. They last far longer and use electricity more efficiently than conventional incandescent bulbs because they do not produce wasted energy as heat as a by-product. The thing that many people do not know […]

    By |November 26th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
    1911, 2019

    Beer: bottle or can?

    Beer lovers: if you worry about the ecological footprint of your beer containers, then you should opt for the classic, 341 ml brown bottle! Indeed, according to a life cycle analysis made by Recyc-Québec, the brown bottles have a lower impact compared to clear or green bottles or cans.

    This comparatively better environmental performance is mainly […]

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