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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
Three children. Three sports. The Bergeron family is busy. But they still find ways to do their part for the environment. 
Real vs. artificial Christmas trees. Which is better? Every year, we get asked this question. This year, we encourage you to sidestep the debate. Forget real vs. artificial. Branch out: make your own Christmas tree from repurposed materials. A wood pallet, an old picture frame, a box of decorations unearthed from the depths of your basement... You can give old objects a new...
In the fall, as the days shorten, and the cold weather descends upon us, we retreat indoors, where sometimes we have to contend with an upsurge in creepy crawlies, such as house centipedes or the multicolored Asian lady beetle, as well as other bugs that form a year-round threat, such as the dreaded bed bug, which, in recent decades, has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in...
Actualité - 13 November 2013 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Pesticides
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