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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I always wanted to have experience as a volunteer, which is why I did my language placement at the Éco-quartier NDG. I think that the whole program works on a give-and-take basis, so that both sides benefit from it. During my time at Éco-quartier I wrote and translated a lot of articles in French as […]
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 […]
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 […]