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December’s Action of the Month: 12 ideas for a simpler and greener holiday season With the holidays fast approaching, the team at Équiterre invites you to express your love for friends and family, but also for the planet. How? By consuming less… and more wisely!
Recharge your batteries this summer—literally and figuratively! It’s a common misconception that electric cars are designed just for driving around town and that there aren’t enough charging stations for longer trips. Not true! The charging network has expanded dramatically throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada in recent years and electric vehicles (EVs)...
Come join us at the race to get the chance to run next to our ambassadors and cofounders! By participating, each one of them is demonstrating their support for the concept of a 100 % eco-friendly race with no waste. Have a look at what they have to say in the image below, or even better, come speak with them in person during the race and show them that you are also a part of...
Actualité - 15 May 2018 - Tag : Changing the world run, Responsible consumption
So many things end up in the garbage - old phones, coffee makers, TVs - things that we were once so attached to and wish we could hang on to for longer, but they just don’t perform optimally anymore. One of Équiterre’s newest areas of focus is obsolescence, seeking to help you prolong the life of your favourite personal and home electronics.
Actualité - 15 May 2018 - Tag : obsolescence, Responsible consumption
In this post, we’d like to share Anne’s story, which brilliantly highlights an effective way to fight obsolescence—repairing! A few weeks ago, my faithful work companion—my laptop, not my cat—suddenly stopped and the screen went black while I was right in the middle of a project. I’ll spare you the details of my violent reaction.
Actualité - 13 April 2018 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
The school break is coming up and many kids will be spending a lot of time playing. So we’d like to tell you about a few environmental and health issues linked to all those playthings our little—and big—ones love so much. Équiterre also wants to give you some great inexpensive and eco-friendly ideas for having fun.  
Actualité - 1 March 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
Cupid’s day is synonymous with showing affection in all sorts of ways (in other words, we ♥ love). February 14 is also a busy day for florists. In the United States alone, two billion dollars are spent on flowers and 250 million roses are produced!
Actualité - 1 February 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Fair trade, Responsible consumption, Valentine's Day
Ever heard of kintsugi? It’s the Japanese art of repairing broken china or ceramics using a gold-based glue, which makes them more attractive and extends their life. What’s more, the Japanese value the restored objects more highly than the original ones. An interesting philosophy when you think that today, various marketing tactics are used to make us think...
Actualité - 1 February 2018 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
Our bright little elves have some great suggestions for going green this holiday season. Équiterre and the Centre for Sustainable Development created a short video for you and wish you a wonderful holiday season. The video is only in French for the moment, but the English version will be posted on our website and social media accounts (facebook.com/equiterre.en) very soon!
Imagine a law that ensures products last for years and don’t wear out too soon. A world where products can be easily repaired. A society free of obsolescence—or almost. Like to join us in drafting provisions for this law? READY? LET’S GO! If we want to curb obsolescence, the law should focus not just on manufacturers and retailers, but consumers, too, as they...
Actualité - 29 November 2017 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption