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Mission

Équiterre offers concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable.

We see the everyday choices we all make - food, transportation, housing, gardening, shopping - as an opportunity to change the world, one step at a time.

Our consulting, awareness-raising and research projects offer concrete solutions to promote human and environmental health, social justice and community development at home and abroad. We also advocate publicly on environmental and social issues, encouraging decision makers to adopt laws and practices that will contribute to a society that is sustainable and fair.

Vision

 

By 2030, Équiterre, in partnership with local communities, will have contributed to the development of public policies as well as civic and business practices that lead to a low-carbon economy and an environment free of toxic substances.

History

Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1992: Activists from around the world gathered to discuss solidarity and respect for the environment. Several Quebec participants decided to create a citizens' group to propose concrete solutions to such problems as pollution, large scale industrialization, and the exploitation of workers in the South.

In 1993, they established ASEED (Action for Solidarity, Equity, Environment and Development). It obtained nonprofit status in 1995 and changed its name to Equiterre in 1998.

Since the beginning, Equiterre has relied on a dedicated team of specialists from a variety of fields. With the help of citizens, organizations and governments, it develops projects in agriculture, transportation, fair trade, energy, responsible consumption and climate change.