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
1409, 2018

Heat Islands

In the first days of July, an intense heat wave hit Quebec. On July 2, Montreal recorded a historic heat record of 36.6°C. The heat wave not only affected Quebec; several records were broken in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Scotland, Ireland and […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1904, 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
2403, 2018

World Water Day : march 22

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General […]

By |March 24th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|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

Idling the car in winter

Now that the weather has gotten colder, the Éco-quartier NDG staff see more and more drivers iding their cars (leaving their cars running while they run into a store for example).

According to experts, it is not necessary to idle cars in winter for more than a minute because it is not worth your time or […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Social Responsibility|0 Comments
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

Why there are unpaid internships

Recently there have been articles in the newspaper about students protesting unpaid internships. They feel that they should be paid an hourly wage, as they are usually expected to work at their host organization full-time for up to 3 months.

I totally understand why students would prefer to be paid for their internships. Usually they do […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
811, 2017

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