2203, 2020

March 22nd is World Water Day!

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 […]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Water|0 Comments
1510, 2019

Water Conservation and the St-Lawrence River

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 […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Eco-Quartier News, Water|0 Comments
107, 2019

Sunscreen and Environmental Impacts

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 […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Water|0 Comments
1402, 2018

How Eco-quartier became part of the Prevention CDN-NDG Family

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 […]

2009, 2017

Tap water or bottled water?

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, […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Recycling, Water|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Who are the Green patrol?

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 […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Urban Wildlife, Water|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Protecting our water!

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 […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Water|0 Comments
907, 2016

Summer kisoks!

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Cleanliness, Composting, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Water|0 Comments
607, 2016

Grey water presentation

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 sinksshowersbaths, clothes 

1705, 2016

Earth Day conversation

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.

One […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Beautification & gardening, Energy Efficiency, Water|0 Comments