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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
Warning: Reading these environmentally friendly tips and “life hacks” may inspire you to get started on your spring cleaning early this year. So don’t read this unless you are willing to spend your next day off with gloves on and a mop in hand. Still there? Then let's get started, somewhere you might not generally like to look, deep inside your bedroom...
So you've fallen in love with a card-carrying environmentalist. They bike, metro or carpool to work. They buy fair-trade everything. They eat locally grown, organic food. They know when such-and-such a vegetable is in season. Now you have just one problem. You're not sure how to celebrate Valentine's Day. You want to show your beloved how much they mean to you, without...
Actualité - 30 January 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Gift ideas, One step at a time, Valentine's Day
At the end of February, watch in the mail for your tax receipt. It will be for any donations you so kindly made to us in 2013.
Actualité - 30 January 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Tax receipt
According to Environment Canada, "road salts pose a risk to plants, animals and the aquatic environment." Are there environmentally friendly alternatives to salt when it comes to de-icing our front steps and driveways in the wintertime?  Here are some of the ideas we've come across, in the news and online. We haven't tried them all, so we can't vouch for them,...
Actualité - 15 January 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Salt, Snow, Winter
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