703, 2018

How language interns benefit the environment

Over the years, the language students have participated in a myriad of volunteer activities. These include making eco-cleaners, hosting kiosks, promoting recycling door-to-door, writing blog posts, and the list goes on.

For the student, it is an opportunity to learn new vocabulary while doing what are usually new tasks for them. I can absolutely relate to […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Beautification & gardening, Cleanliness, Energy Efficiency, Recycling|0 Comments
1402, 2018

How Eco-quartier became part of the Prevention CDN-NDG Family

The City of Montréal’s Environmental Program (Éco-quartier) was created in 1995, during Pierre Bourque’s term in office.  Originally, each of the city’s 51 electoral district had its own office with separate staff, offices and projects.  Each was administered by various locally established groups. Éco-quartier’s  mandate is to promote eco-civism and environmental education, encouraging citizens to […]

3101, 2017

Make 2017 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 garbage. […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Eco-Quartier News, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments
907, 2016

Summer kisoks!

Our summer staff will be hosting information kiosks this summer (cancelled in case of rain).

Come by and ask your ecological questions:

Thursday, July 14th (5-8pm) Benny Park (theme: food waste collection),

Saturday July 16th from 11am to 2pm at Benny Park (theme: urban forest),

Thursday, July 21st (5-8pm) NDG Park (theme: water),

Saturday July 23rd from 11am to 2pm […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Cleanliness, Composting, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Water|0 Comments
1705, 2016

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
1604, 2016

Job offer!

POSITION: Environmental Awareness (Green) Patroler

The project involves raising citizen’s awareness about environmental issues, such as sustainable water management (water conservation and storm-water management), the importance of urban forest (emerald ash borer, tree canopy, urban heat island effect) and responsible waste management. The patrollers will take part in the Patrouille verte (June 1 to August 1). […]

1202, 2016

Where to dispose of your Household smoke detectors

Household Smoke Detectors Disposal

Household smoke detectors also referred to as ionization chamber smoke detectors do not pose any health risk according to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. For that reason you can dispose the detectors in regular municipal household garbage. There is no limit on the total number of smoke detectors that can be disposed […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Energy Efficiency, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
901, 2016

Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour 2016: Saturday, March 19th from 8:30-9:30pm
Since 2007, millions of people across the world have turned off their lights for one symbolic hour on the last Saturday in March- Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced the world’s energy consumption for one hour, and showed us that in working together, we could use less […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Energy Efficiency, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1912, 2015

The High Cost of Convenience

Every day we leave appliances running needlessly. Lamps lit in empty rooms, an unwatched television, a charged laptop that remains plugged in… these are all examples of Phantom Electricity. Small changes of habits can reduce these wastes of energy without compromising our lifestyle. Here are some easy ways to reduce our consumption of energy as […]

By |December 19th, 2015|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments
1911, 2015

10 tips for greener holidays

1.Save paper by wrapping gifts in newspaper comics or paper bags decorated with homemade art.

ˆ 2.Use wrapping paper that is made from recycled content and can be recycled again.

ˆ 3.Recycle gift boxes and ribbon from last year by using them again this year.

ˆ4.Give gifts in easily re-usable paper gift bags.

ˆ 5.Buy products that don’t hurt […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Eco-Quartier News, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
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