Monthly Archives: January 2016

1501, 2016

Don’t move firewood

Buy it locally. Burn it on site. Pests in your firewood can destroy our forests.

Invasive insects and diseases can exist in firewood. Moving untreated firewood, even just a few kilometres to or from a campground or a cottage, is a common way for invasive insects and diseases to spread.

These pests kill trees in our forests, […]

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1501, 2016

Smarter Seafood

Since the summer of 2009, Exploramer proposes the “Smarter Seafood, for the sound management of marine resources” certification program that encourages restaurants and fish markets to offer lesser-known products chosen from the numerous edible species found in the St. Lawrence Gulf, in the prospect of sustainable development and the protection of biodiversity.

By integrating new marine […]

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1501, 2016

Green Table!

Green table – Encouraging environmental civic initiatives in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Do you want to get involved in protecting the environment? To meet other involved citizens? To talk about solutions and concrete actions? Here is a new initiative of the Éco-quartier NDG –the NDG Green Table! Please save the date — Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. It will be […]

901, 2016

Make 2016 a Green Year

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to be more environmentally friendly? Wondering what you can do to help the planet that’s easy to do? Here are some ideas to inspire you:
Compost: The Eco-quartier NDG staff would like to help you start composting this year. Did you know that we sell composters at a subsidized […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
901, 2016

Valentine’s Day, celebrate in green!

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate in green!
There are many ways to prevent consumerism and celebrate in a more sustainable way. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate a Green Valentine’s day:

– If you eat out, choose a restaurant with local, organic or vegetarian food options;
– If you eat in, you can also try to eat […]

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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
901, 2016

National Sweater Day

National Sweater Day is a day to help raise awareness about renewable energy and change behaviours around energy consumption, a day to think differently about how we use energy and how we can all play a role in tackling climate change in Canada. Turning down our heat and wearing a sweater is a small action […]

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801, 2016

Seeking Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers

1) Recycling promotion

Task description: Looking for enthusiastic volunteers to go door to door for about 2h per week in apartment buildings and encourage residents to better sort their recycling materials. No experience required! On Thursdays, from 6-8pm, a team visits an apartment building to sensitize residents about good recycling habits and give them a […]

By |January 8th, 2016|Social Responsibility|0 Comments
701, 2016

THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

Transition NDG present:
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community. Tuesday Febuary 2nd, 7 pm. Coop La Maison Verte, 5785 Sherbrooke Ouest.
Climate change is taking place. What is keeping us from action? Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality. […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments