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 […]

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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 […]

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1511, 2017

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 […]

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1511, 2017

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
2110, 2017

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
2009, 2017

Tap water or bottled water?

This article is Selma’s second environmental blog post.

”First, I would like to introduce myself. I’m an environmentalist, I have a masters degree from Études Technologie Superier. I’m very passionate about environmental and water science, and I would like to share my knowledge with you.”

Many people think that bottled water is much cleaner than tap water, […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Recycling, Water|0 Comments
1409, 2017

HALLOWEEN COSTUME donation

Is this the last year your Halloween costume fits you? Instead of throwing it out, why not pass it on to someone who doesn’t have one! This year Eco-Quartier NDG wants your costume in good condition to help kids who won’t have one on October 31st next year.

Bring your used costumes to the Éco-quartier NDG […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Recycling|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Green Patroller 2017

When I was offered the job to be a green patroller I was instantly excited and hopeful to have a summer job that is directly related to my field. I am in my last year at Concordia studying environmental sciences therefore to have a paid internship with Eco-quartier is very beneficial to me. As well, […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments
2808, 2017

Business recycling surveys

Hello! My name is Kira and I am the Éco-quartier NDG’s business surveyor this summer. I am visiting all of the restaurants, businesses, and services in the NDG and Loyola districts to do short surveys on their recycling habits. My main goal is to find out whether commercial establishments are using the recycling pick-up service […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Recycling|0 Comments
1707, 2017

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
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