Every year, World Water Day is a great opportunity to think about our most precious resource: clean drinking water. 97% of the water on earth is saltwater, and since 2.5% of the fresh water is locked in ice caps, only 0.5% of all water is available for drinking. We need water to survive. Not only […]
Here at the Eco-Quartier NDG, we love water conservation. It’s a precious resource, and its continued supply and cleanliness is essential to our health and the environment.
We encourage everyone to cross-examine their daily habits to see where we can save water and prevent runoff from re-entering the filtration system, with suggestions such as turning […]
Summer is finally here- which means hitting the beach, going to the pool, and just enjoying the sun. It also means it’s sunscreen season! Picking a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) option and applying regularly, about every 2 hours when it’s really sunny, is important to avoid sunburn, excessive tanning, and long-term skin damage. But while […]
This article is Selma’s second environmental blog post.
”First, I would like to introduce myself. I’m an environmentalist, I have a masters degree from Études Technologie Superier. I’m very passionate about environmental and water science, and I would like to share my knowledge with you.”
Many people think that bottled water is much cleaner than tap water, […]
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 […]
During the month of May I was a blue patroller for the borough of Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-dame-de-grace. Throughout this experience, combined with gained knowledge from my university classes, I have learned how important water conservation has become and how extremely lucky we are in Quebec. Living off the fleuve St-Laurent; Montreal is one of the […]
Our summer staff will be hosting information kiosks this summer (cancelled in case of rain).
Come by and ask your ecological questions:
Thursday, July 14th (5-8pm) Benny Park (theme: food waste collection),
Saturday July 16th from 11am to 2pm at Benny Park (theme: urban forest),
Thursday, July 21st (5-8pm) NDG Park (theme: water),
Saturday July 23rd from 11am to 2pm […]
Grey water presentation :
Would you like to learn a new idea to save/conserve water? Grey water might be the answer!
Greywater is all wastewater generated in households or office buildings from streams without fecal contamination, all streams except for the wastewater from toilets. Sources of greywater include sinks, showers, baths, clothes
Earth Day conversation:
On Friday, April 22nd, Eco-quartier NDG, in partnership with Transition NDG, hosted a lively discussion: What to do about waste?
Participants shared their tips for helping to save the environment, many of which were innovative. We talked about composting, soap replacements & alternatives, fixing things, reusing a variety of items and so much more.