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Record attendance for the 4th edition of our eco-friendly zero waste Change the World Run What an incredible show of support for the environmental and zero waste movement at Équiterre’s Change the World Run this past Saturday. Having had to close registration several days early to avoid going over capacity, more than 1,200 people of all ages joined us on Mount Royal for...
Actualité - 6 May 2019 - Tag : Changing the world, Changing the world run
Summertime is often synonymous with vacations, adventures, sports and social activities, as well as special events and festivals. Here are a few suggestions for how to have an awesome summer while respecting the environment. Eco-Friendly Vacations Many people spend their summer vacation away from home, setting off on adventures across the province or the country. Considering...
Actualité - 13 July 2018 - Tag : Changing the world, ecology, Food, Summer, Transportation, trip
It’s back-to-school time again so we’ve opted for a more gentle approach this month and are reducing and reusing. We’ve put together a list of past Équiterre Action of the Month posts and other relevant content that are related to our main action areas: the environment; sustainable mobility; green energies and the fight against climate change; consumption and...
Actualité - 30 August 2017 - Tag : Changing the world, Media
In 2016, some 265,500 people took part in 574 running events in Quebec. The environmental footprint of these events is significant. Single use plastic water bottles, cheap promotional items such as medals, T shirts and running kits, GHG emissions from event travel and a lack of environmentally sound waste management are just some of the contributing factors. Knowing that we...
Actualité - 15 May 2017 - Tag : Changing the world, Changing the world run, Run
Discover 5 concrete actions you can take to help make the people around you aware of the positive impacts of opting for Fairtrade certified products.
Actualité - 1 May 2017 - Tag : Action of the month, Changing the world
The new year is well under way, but you can still make resolutions and do something meaningful for yourself and the environment. Équiterre encourages you to unplug, literally and figuratively. We don’t want to downplay the importance or advantages of electronic devices, and we’re certainly not suggesting you cut yourself off from the world. But it’s important...
The festive season is about sharing and helping each other. So why not step outside your usual circle this year, reach out to others and give your time to people in need?     Here’s how you can do it: Distribution of hot drinks and treats to homeless people
Want to help the environment? Do you know about the Laure Waridel bursary for student researchers? This $10,000 grant supports action research that makes a difference to society. This year’s themes are renewable energies, transportation, pesticides and organic food. Other social or environmental topics are also accepted. Students pursuing a master’s or PhD at a...
Actualité - 30 November 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Laure Waridel bursary, Laure Waridel bursary
Winter is right around the corner, and you know what that means: time to winterize your home for the cold months ahead. It’s also a great opportunity to repair all the broken objects piled up around the house and in the shed—from your son’s coat lining to Gaston’s shovel handle.
Actualité - 1 November 2016 - Tag : Action of the month, Changing the world, One step at a time, Organization
Since 2008, the Laure Waridel Bursary has been awarded annually to a student involved in a research, action and dissemination project focusing on environmental or social action. Each year, Équiterre gives $5,000, which is matched by Desjardins Caisse d’économie solidaire. Priority is given to projects proposing a transdisciplinary approach, that is, projects developed in...
Actualité - 1 November 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Research, Sustainable development