Monthly Archives: November 2017

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, […]

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1511, 2017

The mysterious planter waterer

Once again, this year, Transition NDG collaborated with Eco-quartier NDG for the Incredible Edibles project on Somerled. The Transition team worked hard filling the planters with herbs and a few vegetables, checking on the plants every couple of days. They spent many hours watering the plants (it is not as straightforward as one might think).  […]

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1111, 2017

No yard waste in food waste bin

The new food waste collection is in full swing in NDG. Residents are putting out their brown bins every Thursday & Friday (depening on which part of the borough that they are in). The amount of garbage put out has been drastically reduced by the new food waste program, great news for the environment!

The Éco-quartier […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
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