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Everything you need to know about the climate strike on September 27

Just a week to go before the climate strike on September 27! This promises to be a massive event, one for the ages. The latest count: 4,800 events in 150 countri ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 19/09/2019 - 16:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre and the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables will help the Montreal Marathon become more environmentally responsible

The Montreal International Oasis Marathon has set the ambitious goal of becoming an environmentally friendly and zero waste event. To do so, it is opening its doors to Équiterre and the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (CQ ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 18/09/2019 - 13:39 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Colleen Thorpe confirmed as Équiterre's Executive Director - A woman at the head of Quebec's most influential environmental organization

Équiterre's Board of Directors has confirmed that Colleen Thorpe will be the organization's new Executive Director. View the press release >> (Organization, administration, Director, Équiterre) ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 18/09/2019 - 12:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

10 environmental news items that you should know about

If you’ve been busy this summer spending time in the woods, fishing, biking or voluntarily reducing your screen time, you may have missed some important environmental news. Not a problem! In this article, Équiterre will will bring y ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 09/09/2019 - 13:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

When the love of food goes hand-in-hand with reducing your environmental footprint

For many, September is synonymous with the start of school, cooler nights and the end of the unbearable wait for our favourite TV series to return. For those who enjoy local organic food, September brings an abundance of local organic veg ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 09/09/2019 - 13:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

March Action of the Month: Play the Eco-Friendly Way

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 mu ...

Actualité - Félix Bourget Careau - 20/08/2019 - 10:25 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Spring has sprung! And registration is open for Schools Take Root 2019

The 4th edition of Équiterre’s Schools Take Root project is officially being kicked off today, inviting schools (primary and secondary), daycares and commu ...

Actualité - Courtney Mullins - 19/08/2019 - 12:59 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Action of the Month: Read, Listen and Watch our Summer Favourites

Because it’s summertime and you may have a little more time to rest (and read an article from start to finish!), we’re giving you a “short” list of our team’s favourite books, films, articles, blogues, videos ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 05/08/2019 - 08:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

May Action of the Month: Spring Cleaning Without Chemicals!

The weather is starting to warm up at last and sunny days are on their way. With the arrival of spring, many people are itching time to give their homes a good cleaning. Have you ever thought about replacing your chemical cleaning product ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 25/07/2019 - 10:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

One earth, one vote - Because the future will be played out this election

2019 election: A crucial moment for our planet For the upcoming federal election on October 21, who we vote for matters more than ever. Not just for our ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 10/07/2019 - 13:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

GNL Québec – What you need to know

The GNL Québec project is a plan to build a new pipeline across Quebec, all the way to the Saguenay region, where it would also build a plant to prepare natural gas to be shipped overseas. We’re talking about disrupted ecosystem ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 10/07/2019 - 11:31 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Complete Dossier - GNL Québec: the facts to date

The GNL Québec project consists of two projects: Gazoduq and Énergie Saguenay. The two are linked by a common objective: to liquefy and export natural gas from W ...

Actualité - Anonyme - 10/07/2019 - 11:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

July Action of the Month: Chill out without the AC

The temperatures are getting up there, and we’ll soon be facing the summer heat waves that have become increasingly prevalent as the climate crisis takes more and more of a toll. AIR CONDITIONERS ARE PLANET WARMERS Air c ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 27/06/2019 - 15:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec establishments: TAKE PART IN “ESTABLISHMENTS EAT LOCAL DAY” on SEPTEMBER 24

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Équiterre, Aliments du Québec and the Tables de concertation bioalimentaires from different regions of Quebec will be celebrating local food in all Quebec establishments! Whether you are a daycare, school, ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 19/06/2019 - 09:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline : a decision that is incoherent with the current climate crisis

The federal government has given its final approval for the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, which would triple the capacity of the existing pipeline. In 2018, the federal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline with taxpa ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 18/06/2019 - 17:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

100 debates on the environment will take place across Canada two weeks before the 2019 federal election Save the Date: October 7, 2019

GreenPAC, supported in Québec by Équiterre and local groups and organizations, is inviting all incumbent MPs and all candidates to 100 non-partisan all-candidate ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 12/06/2019 - 14:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Federal ban on single-use plastics by 2021: Reduction at the source must be put at the forefront

Federal ban on single-use plastics by 2021: Reduction at the source must be put at the forefront As has been done by the European Union, the Canadian federal government announced today that it will tackle single-use plast ...

Actualité - Courtney Mullins - 10/06/2019 - 17:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Young people ask: Is our future worth less than that of other generations?

On April 2, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) tabled a report on Canada’s changing climate. The effects of climate change can seem abstract and far off, but that is not the case in this country. Canada is already seei ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 06/06/2019 - 15:14 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Running Electric!

Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, with more than 43,000 on the roads in Québec. Équiterre encourages active and public transportation and advocates for the electrification of transportation. Its Running Electric campaign, s ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 05/06/2019 - 09:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Fill up with charging stations near you!

AN EXTENSIVE NETWORK FOR RUNNING ON QUEBEC-GENERATED ENERGY Electric vehicle charging stations are now part of the Quebec landscape. With over 600 public charging stations, EV drivers can travel anxiety free. The Electric Circuit ...

Actualité - Julie Tremblay - 03/06/2019 - 10:16 - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Promoting healthy, local and sustainable food in your local school, daycare and community groups - It’s easy with Schools Take Root

Is your local school, daycare centre or community organization looking for a new fundraising idea? How would you like to get your community’s youth interested in healthy, local and organic food, while raising their awareness about t ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 30/05/2019 - 16:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

June action of the month: Save and reuse school supplies for a zero waste last day of school!

We all remember the frenzy that took hold of us on the last day of school when the bell rang and we rushed to toss our notebooks and binders in the trash can (or even burn them!) as a symbol of our freedom. Inevitably, we then had to buy ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 30/05/2019 - 16:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

First anniversary of the announcement of the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline by the federal government: Équiterre files two petitions against the use of public funds for the oil and gas industry

One year ago today, despite strong opposition from the public, the Government of Canada announced that it would be purchasing the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion, along with its planned expansion. Since that date, É ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 29/05/2019 - 08:54 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Annual report 2018 : 25 years of changing the world!

ANNUAL REPORT 2018: 25 YEARS OF CHANGING THE WORLD! The entire Équiterre team (53 employees, 220 volunteers and 23 interns) is proud to present you with ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 21/05/2019 - 09:48 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Organic summer baskets delivered near you: There’s still time to sign up!

Organic summer baskets delivered near you: There’s still time to sign up! There is still time to register for your organic baskets from the Family Farmers Network, which was put in place almost 25 years ago by Équiterre! And ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 16/05/2019 - 17:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Flooding and climate change: how are they related?

Flooding and climate change: how are they related? The recent devastating floods in parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are another example of how climate change is affecting and will continue to affect the lives of Canadia ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 15/05/2019 - 10:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Record attendance for the 4th edition of our eco-friendly zero waste Change the World Run

Record attendance for the 4th edition of our eco-friendly zero waste Change the World Run What an incredible show of support for the environmental and zero waste movement at Équiterre’s Change the World Run this past Saturda ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 06/05/2019 - 15:44 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Feeding People and Nourishing Soils Through Community Forest Gardens

The 11th Laure Waridel Bursary winner was announced at Équiterre’s annual members’ meeting. Caroline Dufour-L’Arrivée , a master’s student in agroforestry at Université Laval, will be awarded a $ 10,000 bursary ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 01/05/2019 - 13:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Change the World Run is sold out! What a tremendous appetite for our zero waste race

1,200 people have registered for the Change the World Run this Saturday. We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm for the fourth edition of our eco-friendly zero waste run - thank you! For those of you who have not yet regi ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 01/05/2019 - 11:12 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Quebec schools innovate with salad bars!

The nine Quebec schools awarded Farm to School grants have set up their salad bars and are nearly ready to get things rolling! To learn more about the salad bars in these primary and secondary schools, read on. Salad bars: a clo ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 17/04/2019 - 15:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments