The 2020 edition of A Tree For My Neighborhood ended on a high note, setting an all-time record of 4,400 trees sold across Montréal! We sold 97 trees in NDG, including several fruit trees, maple trees and serviceberry trees. If you missed out this time around, don’t worry the next edition is set to start […]
Animals have the same tricks to deal with the cold temperatures as we do; travelling to warmer areas or staying at home doing absolutely nothing except putting on as many layers as possible against the cold.
Like humans every animal species has a different approach to dealing with the cold.
Even though skunks do not hibernate, you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NDG Property owners with ash trees on their property can now benefit from financial aid from the City of Montreal to cut down and replace their ash trees destroyed by the emerald ash-borer.
On August 21st, the City of Montreal adopted a by-law that offers subsidies for cutting down trees with a maximum diameter of
5cm. The […]
You may have seen two girls dressed in green shirts and hats walking around your neighbourhood. We are the Patrouille Verte and we are environmental patrollers who are responsible in teaching and promoting environmental awareness around your borough! For example, we have been doing food waste surveys to ask whether you have been participating in […]
Winter has finally arrived. For a lot of people, it’s the start to their own little hibernation. Their mood goes down, the motivation to go out disappears and the spirit of taking social responsibility rests until the snow melts. It can be hard to stay motivated and to keep up good summer habits and keep […]
Incredible Edibles is a community project that grows herbs and vegetables in communal planters for everyone to share. We were inspired by the Incredible Edibles project started in England which has as one of its goals to “grow food everywhere!”
The goal is to create a noticeably green and edible area right on Somerled. Planters will […]