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New this year: a silent auction and test drives of electric cars.
If there is one month where fresh fruits and vegetables abound in Quebec, it is September! This is a great time of year to try your hand at buying local produce. Once you get started, you won't want to stop. It just may become a year-long habit.
Actualité - 29 August 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Eat local, One step at a time
Are shin guards, hockey helmets and other old, unused sporting goods cluttering your closets?
Actualité - 13 August 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Swap
Chances are that if you've followed the news this summer, you've heard about neonics, AKA bee-killing pesticides. These pesticides have been banned temporarily for some uses in Europe, but are still widely used in Canada for agricultural purposes, especially on corn. Did you know that neonics can also be found in products intended for use on your lawn, in particular to treat...
Actualité - 30 July 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Neonicotinoid, One step at a time
With Lyme disease on the rise in Quebec, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your furry friends this summer. Health officials suggest applying bug spray before going into grassy or wooded areas, but you would rather avoid products containing DEET, and wonder if there are any alternatives. Read on to learn more about your options. But first...
More than a hundred of you answered our call to put together a wish list in honour of UN World Environment Day on June 5.   So, what would you like to see? More encouragement for local organic agriculture. More green space in your cities. Leaders who incorporate environmental issues into their vision of development. You sent us a lot of amazing wishes – thank you....
Thursday, June 5, in honour of UN World Environment Day, we are putting together a wish list for the environment. But we need your help! What are your wishes? Send them to us today. The best wishes will be added to a wish list here on our website. To participate, send us your wish(es) – as well as your name and municipality, if desired – by noon on Wednesday,...
Actualité - 29 May 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Fight against climate change
There is a lot to love about spring. Cherry blossoms, magnolia flowers, lilacs. But if ever there were something to love a little less about it, it would have to be ants. Not ants where they belong, outside, aerating the soil, reducing acidity, and feeding on the larvae of other less desirable pests, but ants inside your home, running through your kitchen, wreaking havoc in...
Actualité - 28 May 2014 - Tag : Ants, Changing the world, One step at a time
You are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your first summer basket. In the meantime, is there a way to eat fresh, local food? Fortunately, yes. Here is a list of 10 products that are currently or will soon be available in Quebec.  Good news after a winter that did not seem to want to end. If in the coming weeks, you don't see these products in your local grocery store,...
Actualité - 15 May 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Eat local, One step at a time
Want to do your part for the environment? Do like residents in Gatineau, Quebec City, Montreal... Let a family farmer adopt you. How? By signing up for an organic basket! Being adopted by a family farmer means:
Actualité - 30 April 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Drop-off points, One step at a time
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