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Spring has sprung, along with the first delectable flowers of the season. As proud Canadian bees, we are getting busy with the job at wing: gathering nectar and pollinating plant species. But for years now, our frenzied dance has brought us into contact with the poisons that you humans use to coat your seeds or spray your fields. The name of this poison is neonicotinoids, but...
Actualité - 18 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
As one of the hottest summers on record winds down and with significant climate pessimism in the air, citizens from around the world gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit this week to state that no, we cannot and will not give up on the fight against climate change.
Actualité - 14 September 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, Fight against climate change
School transport 101 In Quebec, 8,000 school buses take about 500,000 children to school and home again every day. These children spend on average 180 hours on buses during the school year. By the time they finish high school, they will have spent over 2,000 hours on buses.
Actualité - 31 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Clean transportation, electric bus, Electric vehicles
Back-to-school season is in full swing and parents are stocking up on school supplies again. This year, 75 schools across Quebec have committed to making children more aware of the importance of local organic food by taking part in Équiterre’s Schools Take Root campaign.     
Dear Minister: An ​American judge ruled last week that some of Canada’s top-selling pesticides contributed to an American citizen’s cancer, and that Monsanto knowingly covered up the risks. It was only last year that you said that the active ingredient in these pesticides - glyphosate - did not pose any unacceptable risks to Canadians. Surely, this ​court case...
Actualité - 28 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Environmental groups say immediate action needed -  ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE and DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION Ottawa, August 15, 2018 —  Canada’s proposed decision to ban two major neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides is a significant step towards safeguarding bees, pollinators and other important insects.
Communiqué - 15 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Plastic has become one of the key environmental issues of our time. Excessive production, insufficient recycling, overuse…plastic is a blight upon the environment. And things don’t stand to get much better anytime soon: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish, according to a claim made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on World...
Like thousands of your fellow citizens, you want the environment to figure more prominently in the campaign priorities of our political parties, and rightly so! People often forget that environmental issues are human issues, affecting our health, our quality of life, the well-being of our communities, our local economies and our families. That’s precisely why Vire au...
Actualité - 13 July 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, elections, Engaged citizenry, Vire au vert