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Mission accomplished! Citizens and organizations from across Canada, including Équiterre, helped set up 100 town halls as part of the People’s Climate Plan, a civil society initiative to organize as many consultations as possible across the country. Encouraged by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, MPs all across Canada from the three main...
Actualité - 31 August 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change
If you think the gas-powered lawn mower that only leaves your shed once a week during the summer isn’t a threat to air quality, think again. These machines emit significant amounts of polluting gases, including hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which contribute to smog formation (1). In Canada, gas-powered lawn equipment uses...
To mark Earth Day this past April 22, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, showing unprecedented support among all world leaders. In doing so, Canada has agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C. But the challenge remains: How will we achieve this goal? The Canadian government is currently working on...
Actualité - 24 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, GHG
To mark Earth Day this past April 22, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Paris Agreement on climate change, showing unprecedented support among all world leaders. In doing so, Canada has agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C. But the challenge remains: How will we achieve this goal? The Canadian government is currently working on...
Solution - 23 May 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Fight against climate change, GHG
Équiterre is pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, its popular annual online auction is back with a variety of awesome, eco-friendly goods!
Actualité - 30 April 2016 - Tag : Fight against climate change, Organization
Three leading Canadian environmental groups join forces to ensure a strong climate strategy for Canada Yesterday, Environmental Defence, Équiterre and the Pembina Institute announced a new partnership to secure a new, ambitious climate strategy for Canada.
Actualité - 15 April 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Organization
A few days after the announcement of another oil spill from TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline in the U.S., a new report shows that the Energy East pipeline project would threaten major sources of drinking water across Canada—the majority of them in Quebec—not identified in TransCanada’s application to the National Energy Board.
Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2016 – Environmental Defence, Équiterre and the Pembina Institute announced a new partnership to secure a new, ambitious climate strategy for Canada. The agreement was signed during a public event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa yesterday evening. In the next 12 months, the federal government will adopt a plan to dramatically reduce Canada’s...
Communiqué - 15 April 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Canadian government, Climate, COP21, Fight against climate change, GHG
This morning, the Quebec Environmental Law Centre, Équiterre, the Coule pas chez nous foundation and Nature Québec filed a motion with the Superior Court in Montréal for a declaratory judgment against TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. and Energy East Pipeline Ltd. in order to subject the Energy East pipeline project to the procedure required under the Quebec law.
Actualité - 18 February 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Fight against climate change, TransCanada
When things go wrong, a simple friend may be empathic towards you. He or she may emphasize that you are out of luck and that life is hard. But your closest friend won’t beat it around the bush and will give you the hard facts: “You made a mistake, my friend. Now get up, stop complaining and correct your mistake! Show us what you can do.” A real friend will...
Actualité - 15 February 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Energy East, Fight against climate change, TransCanada