703, 2018

How wild animals spend the winter

Animals have the same tricks to deal with the cold temperatures as we do; travelling to warmer areas or staying at home doing absolutely nothing except putting on as many layers as possible against the cold.
Like humans every animal species has a different approach to dealing with the cold.

Skunks:

Even though skunks do not hibernate, you […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
1402, 2018

How to prevent moths 

Now that the weather has gotten colder, it is time to pack up our summer clothes for the winter.

Moths are attracted to soiled/dirty clothes, so be sure to wash your clothes before placing them in storage. Laundering in hot water kills moth eggs and larvae.

Once you are ready to pack the clothes, consider adding a […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Urban Wildlife|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 fascinating world of trees

On November 9th, 2016, some of the Éco-quartier NDG staff went to see a presentation called ‘ Why Forests Matter’ presented by the Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank Friends of the Environment programme.

Despite my training in biology and ecology, I learned quite a bit at this presentation. Some of it was so interesting to me, I […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
1111, 2017

Veggies in the city at the daycare

Éco-quartier NDG’s “Veggies in the city at daycare” started three years ago as a pilot project, and has since become one of the favorite activities of participating daycare centers, besides the annual flower planting activity every May. Radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli and beautiful tomatoes are some of the vegetables that were planted this year by […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Beautification & gardening, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
2810, 2017

Subsidies for Ash Trees

NDG Property owners with ash trees on their property can now benefit from financial aid from the City of Montreal to cut down and replace their ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash-borer.

On August 21st, the City of Montreal adopted a by-law that offers subsidies for cutting down trees with a maximum diameter of
5cm. The […]

By |October 28th, 2017|Beautification & gardening, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Who are the Green patrol?

You may have seen two girls dressed in green shirts and hats walking around your neighbourhood. We are the Patrouille Verte and we are environmental patrollers who are responsible in teaching and promoting environmental awareness  around your borough! For example, we have been doing food waste surveys to ask whether you have been participating in […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Urban Wildlife, Water|0 Comments
1512, 2016

An eco-friendly guide to surviving the Winter!

Winter has finally arrived. For a lot of people, it’s the start to their own little hibernation. Their mood goes down, the motivation to go out disappears and the spirit of taking social responsibility rests until the snow melts. It can be hard to stay motivated and to keep up good summer habits and keep […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
2007, 2016

Incredible edibles is back for another year on Somerled!

Incredible Edibles is a community project that grows herbs and vegetables in communal planters for everyone to share. We were inspired by the Incredible Edibles project started in England which has as one of its goals to “grow food everywhere!”

The goal is to create a noticeably green and edible area right on Somerled. Planters will […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
2007, 2016

Green Team 2016

The Green Team is back for the summer! This year, NDG is lucky to receive grants for students from Service Canada. We’ll have 2 green patrollers, a camp animator, a composting agent, and a horticultural expert to help with the Incredible Edibles project as well as other community initiatives. We’re also lucky to be receiving […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Cleanliness, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
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