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This is the story of a light bulb that has been burning for the past 111 years and has seen 444 fashion seasons and 8 iPhone generations. And when the consumer society as we know it today was born, it witnessed the first agreements between manufacturing companies to reduce the lifespan of products, such as nylon stockings and light bulbs (1). Welcome to the world of...
Actualité - 31 October 2017 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
What’s hygge? Hygge (1)  is a Danish word that describes a moment when you feel comfy, cosy and connected. Imagine sitting around a candlelit table with friends and woolly socks on—that’s hygge. As we head into the darker months, don’t let the short days give you the blues. Just get into hygge—the state of mind that values quality of life...
Actualité - 30 October 2017 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
July is moving time! It’s also a good time to give a second life to dated or damaged furniture and household items instead of getting rid of them over the summer holidays. Doing it yourself, or DIY, means making everyday, technological or artistic things, usually by hand—alone, with friends or family. And what’s more rewarding than making your own...
Actualité - 28 June 2017 - Tag : Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption
Spring is finally here and many of us will be rearranging our wardrobes soon to make space for summer clothes. Think your clothes are worn, faded and dull? Itching to usher in the warmer weather with some new ones?
Actualité - 30 March 2017 - Tag : Purchasing, Responsible consumption, Swap
Come and walk or run with us on Mount Royal’s green trails and support the environment! You can do 1K, 5K or 10K, and participate as an individual or team, with friends, family, neighbours or colleagues. The second Change the World with Équiterre run—a 100% sustainable event—will be held on May 27. Our goal is to raise $50,000 so we can continue our mission...
We’re often telling kids to go play outside. But fortunately, this is something we can all do! Young or old, being in nature recharges your batteries. Studies have confirmed that human beings need contact with nature. It makes us feel safe and calm, is essential to emotional development and improves mental health and concentration. Some even say that the city feeds your...
Actualité - 1 March 2017 - Tag : Action of the month, Choix collectifs, Responsible consumption
Start the year off right by booking an Équiterre talk or videoconference—a simple step that will have a positive, lasting impact on your workplace. For nearly 25 years, Équiterre has helped build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.
Sign up today to take advantage of the reduced registration fee for the conference Des idées à récolter – Succès et innovations en agriculture de proximité [Ideas to Harvest – Success and Innovation in Local Farming]. Hurry—there are just two weeks left!
Just over 160,000 weddings took place in Canada last year. Yes, you read that right. The average number of guests at each was about 130. Do the math and you’ll see that 20 million Canadians attend weddings every year. This activity can potentially leave a significant environmental footprint! By making certain choices, you can ensure that this event—a day your...
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year.” In Canada, up to 40% of all food produced is wasted, of which 30% doesn’t even make it onto store shelves and
Actualité - 29 April 2016 - Tag : Food choices, Responsible consumption, Responsible consumption