Social Responsibility

1402, 2018

Why there are unpaid internships

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 […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
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 […]
By |November 8th, 2017|Social Responsibility|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Anti-Ragweed Campaign: Show Us What You’ve Got!

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 […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1707, 2017

Used School supplies collection is back!

The Éco-quartier NDG has just launched its second annual collection of used school supplies! This project, promoting mutual help within the community and maintaining a clean environment, was a great success in its first edition last year. The material picked up by the end of the school year 2015-2016 from the participant […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1012, 2016

Language students benefit the NDG environment

Did you know that the Éco-quartier NDG has a wide variety of volunteer tasks? We are always looking for volunteers to help us with a myriad of activities, including bin distribution, door to door sensitization, help with workshops, data entry, clean ups and so much more! In addition to welcoming traditional volunteers, the Éco-quartier NDG […]

By |December 10th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
2206, 2016

Protect your bicycle against theft!

Tandem, and local Police Stations 11 and 26, will engrave your bike free of charge. Bring your bicycle and a piece of identification, and we do the rest.

– June 22nd from 10am to noon, metro station Vendome.

– June 29th from 10am to noon, corner Girouard and Cote-St-Antoine (Park NDG).

– July 6th from 10am to noon, […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Social Responsibility|0 Comments
705, 2016

JOB OFFER! POSITION:Environmental Awareness Patrols

POSITION:Environmental Awareness Patrols

The project involves raising citizens’ awareness about environmental issues, such as sustainable water management (water conservation and stormwater management), the importance of urban forest (emerald ash borer, tree canopy, urban heat island effect) and responsible waste management. The patrollers will take part in the Patrouille verte (May 30 to August 15). The […]

By |May 7th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1202, 2016

Where to dispose of your Household smoke detectors

Household Smoke Detectors Disposal

Household smoke detectors also referred to as ionization chamber smoke detectors do not pose any health risk according to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. For that reason you can dispose the detectors in regular municipal household garbage. There is no limit on the total number of smoke detectors that can be disposed […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Energy Efficiency, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
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, […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility, Urban Wildlife|0 Comments
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 […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments