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 […]
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.
Once again this May, the Blue Patroller (Patrouille bleu) will be visiting homes offering residents water saving tips. The goal is to reduce the amount of rainwater that runs into the city drains when there is a storm. When there is too much rain for the sewer system to handle, rainwater goes directly back into […]
POSITION: Environmental Awareness (Green) Patroler
The project involves raising citizen’s awareness about environmental issues, such as sustainable water management (water conservation and storm-water 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 (June 1 to August 1). […]
Workshop: making eco-cleaners!
In order to get you started, the Eco-quartier NDG will offer a free eco-cleaning workshop on Saturday, March 19th from noon to 2pm at our office on Somerled. We’ll be mixing natural substances such as baking soda, borax and vinegar and pouring them into plastic bottles, ready for distribution! By using environmentally friendly […]