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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...
Thank you to the Fondation des jeunes pour l'environnement, which raised more than $6,500 for Equiterre during the Défilons vert event. For this ethical fashion show, the foundation had VSTE Entertainment present the latest creations from 28 Quebec designers who work in a fair, environmental way.
Actualité - 8 January 2012 - Tag : Ethical fashion, Responsible consumption
Did you get new electronic gadgets for Christmas? Looking for a way to safely dispose of your old ones? Recyc-Ordi can help. Drop off your old gadgets at: The Centre for Sustainable Development (in the atrium) 50 Ste-Catherine St. West, Montreal
Événement - 7 December 2011 - Tag : E-waste, One step at a time, Partners Activities, Responsible consumption
Equiterre t-shirts in fair trade organic cotton are now available from Montreal-based nonprofit co-operative FibrEthik.  
Actualité - 29 November 2011 - Tag : Ethical fashion, Insist on fair trade, Responsible consumption
Is Christmas a holiday that you celebrate, but with a feeling of deep reservation, even guilt, at the consumer excess and waste? Don't feel bad.  There's hope. You can give the season new meaning by choosing new traditions that reflect your true values. Here are some ideas to get you started. Share them with your friends and family. Who knows, you may even spark a...
A new guide from a centre for research on responsible consumption at the Université de Sherbrooke shows that ethical fashion is alive and well in Quebec. According to the centre, 17% of Quebecers report having bought fair trade cotton clothing in 2010. And nearly 12% of Quebecers say that they bought clothing made with organic fabric. Perhaps most...
Actualité - 22 November 2011 - Tag : Ethical fashion, Responsible consumption
Looking for ways to make your holiday season more eco-friendly? You're invited a meet-up to share ideas on celebrating differently. Two Equiterre reps will be on site with tips on how to integrate organic, fair trade and local products into your festivities.  At Bar Populaire, 6584 Saint-Laurent. For more information, please contact Andrée-Anne D’Amours,...
Back to school doesn't have to be about driving from box store to box store. It's a great opportunity to make responsible choices that benefit your community, protect your pocketbook and reaffirm the values that you work so hard to teach your children. Changing old habits may seem daunting, but it won't take long for you to experience the advantages. Besides, your children may...
So-called green cleaning products are taking up more and more shelf space in our stores. But are these labels to be believed?
Every choice we make as a consumer has an impacton the environment and on society. When we choose something because it is environmentally friendly or socially just, we make it easier for more such products and services to be developed in the future. To be a responsible consumer is to realize that wehave the power to help change the world through the choices that we make...