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Every now and then I wonder—like all good mums wanting to instil their children with environmental and social values, I guess—whether I’m too much. Am I putting them off when I wax lyrical about the environment, say what I think about overconsumption and pollution, and enthuse about active and public transportation, healthy local organic food and fair trade?
During this RRSP contribution period, have you considered responsible investment ? For the individual investor, responsible investment entails making investment decisions (such as selecting a fund manager or selecting and managing individual investments) that aim to improve corporate social behavior and corporate environmental stewardship. There are various strategies that...
Figures gleaned from the 2014 Barometer of Responsible Consumption published November 26 and detailing the level of Quebec consumer confidence in players active in the field of sustainable development are nothing short of alarming! (1) Indeed, they point to a sharp rise in consumer scepticism over the past 5 years. In 2010, a scant 33.8% of consumers expressed confidence in...
Actualité - 13 December 2014 - Tag : Brenda Plant, Responsible consumption
The working group Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR) has released new responsible procurement guidelines for Quebec organizations. This initiative – the first of its kind in Canada – offers an easy-to-understand framework for taking social and environmental considerations into account when making...
How can you tell if a family is environmentally conscious? There are different signs that give such families away. For some, it is a penchant for biking. For others, it is a love of public transit.  Sometimes, you have to be in a family's kitchen to know. Is their fridge full of locally grown food? That is a pretty big indicator. Look in the pantry. Do you see organic or...
By popular demand, our Guide to Sustainable Promotional Products is now available in English. Use this free e-guide to help your organization develop a promotional product strategy that is compatible with its sustainability goals. It briefly explains the environmental and social issues related to the manufacture and distribution of conventional promotional products – and...
Use this free e-guide to help your organization develop a promotional product strategy that is compatible with its sustainability goals. It briefly explains the environmental and social issues related to the manufacture and distribution of conventional promotional products – and proposes alternatives such as:
An Écomusée du fier monde exhibit on sustainable cities travels to Sherbrooke. The focus is on three themes: housing transportation consumption At the Musée de la nature et de sciences de Sherbrooke, 225, rue Frontenac, Sherbrooke. Open Wednesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: AmiEs de la Terre de l'Estrie, (819) 562-4413. Entrance is free!
On Thursday, August 16, celebrate summer with a litterless or in-season picnic in the brand new Hydro-Québec park beside the Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its French acronym MDD) at 50 Ste-Catherine St. West. Bring your litterless or in-season lunch and your picnic blankets for a chance to win a Cascades cooler made out of recycled cardboard.
On Thursday, June 21, celebrate summer with a litterless picnic in the brand new Hydro-Québec park beside the Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its French acronym MDD) at 50 Ste-Catherine St. West. Bring your litterless lunch and your picnic blankets for a chance to win a Cascades cooler made out of recycled cardboard.  To be eligible for the draw, the...