1311, 2019

The recycling bin is not the new garbage can

A few years ago Canadians were shocked to see news footage of containers full of dirty recyclables and garbage turning up in Asia. Fed up with the poor quality material we were shipping, China now refuses recyclables from Canada. Personally, I think it is great that they refuse our recyclables, as it is time that […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Recycling|0 Comments
205, 2018

FORMAL FRIPERIE: NOTRE PROM DE GRÂCE

For the last couple of years, I have wanted to work on an ecological graduation plan, but I never seemed to find the time to organize all the various activities that I wanted to do. Mea culpa!
This year, Sharon Sweeney of the NDG community council beat me to it, by organizing a prom-dress and suit […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Recycling|0 Comments
1904, 2018

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION 2018

The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Sunday May 27th, 2018, at cour de voirie municipale, 2140, avenue Madison, angle Saint-Jacques.

Accepted materials for HHW collection include:

– CFL bulbs;
– Leftover latex or alkyd paint;
– Used motor oils;
– AAA to D alkaline batteries;
– Automotive batteries;
– Cleaning products, acid or basic;
– Solvents, including turpentine and Varsol;
– Pesticides;
– Chlorine for swimming pools, other oxidants;
– […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Cleanliness, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
703, 2018

Ecological Questions: fridge magnets

Would you like a fridge magnet to remind you where to look on-line for answers to your ecological questions? Would you like a sticker that reminds you what is and is not recyclable? Either one would be a handy reminder to stick on your fridge. Both are available free at your Eco-quartier NDG.

By |March 7th, 2018|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments
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
2102, 2018

Zero waste conference with Bea Johnson

She also discovered some strange habits that we have. In a typical closet we wear 20% of the clothes all the time, and the other 80% are ‘in case clothes’ (in case we are invited to a wedding, we have an interview, we finally lose that weight, etc). Bea only has full-time clothes, she donated […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Composting, Recycling, Social Responsibility|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 […]

1402, 2018

The new R is “Refuse!”

We all know that the term ‘3R’ is actually an abbreviation of the three ways to reduce the waste of our resources:

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • RecycleBut there is a new, fourth R to consider ‘refuse’. These are simple but powerful words. You can lighten your carbon footprint simply by refusing things that can produce waste and […]
By |February 14th, 2018|Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1402, 2018

New year’s resolutions because of the recycling crisis

As the New Year has arrived many people have started working on their New Year’s resolutions – beginning to change their behaviour and habits. Let us all take this as an opportunity to rethink our approach to reducing waste.

You may have heard by now, but in the beginning of 2018, China changed its way of […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Recycling|0 Comments
1402, 2018

One child, one book

At the end of 2017, Eco-quartier NDG distributed more than 1,200 used books to kindergartens, churches, new immigrants and seniors in old age homes.

The new project initiated by the Éco-quartier NDG encourages people of all ages and especially children to read, and to develop a love of reading. Of course, the goal was also to […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Recycling|0 Comments
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