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;
– Chlorine for swimming pools, other oxidants;
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We all know that the term ‘3R’ is actually an abbreviation of the three ways to reduce the waste of our resources:
- 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the start of summer invariably comes a well-known pest: ragweed, which wreaks havoc for the many seasonal allergy sufferers across our borough and city. Did you know that an estimated 10% of Québec’s population suffers from seasonal ragweed allergies?
What you should know: Pollen is the element of the […]