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Taken part in a sports event in the last few years? If so, you probably saw hundreds of disposable cups littering the ground, plastic bottles galore and masses of cheap made in China medals and promotional items. All in all, many events have a significant environmental footprint.
Spring is officially here! It’s that time of year when we open the windows to bring in fresh air and get the urge to declutter our homes. Full of good intentions, we set about sorting, throwing out or giving away often useless, broken or unused bits and pieces that are cluttering the house. A few hours later and we’re faced with a mountain of stuff. So what do we...
Actualité - 31 March 2016 - Tag : Organization, Responsible consumption
The first-ever pan-Canadian school food conference, Changing the Menu, opened a month ago with a picture of Canada’s School Food Map showing over 700 activities underway involving nearly 700,000 students across the country!
To counter the runaway spending and unbridled consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Équiterre’s action of the month is to buy less, spend more wisely and support local artisans and producers.
In recent years, Quebec products have become increasingly popular among consumers and are also becoming key ingredients for gourmet creations by Quebec chefs. More than a passing trend, local procurement has emerged as an important strategy to support food sovereignty. In keeping with this movement, the website fraicheurqeubec.com which is ready just in time for the autumn...
Actualité - 28 September 2015 - Tag : Approvisionnement local, Responsible consumption
In honour of Fair Trade Fortnight, you're invited to the 5th edition of our Fair Trade Bazaar. This year's focus? The people and the products behind the fair trade economy. meet the people who work closely with producers in developing countries discover the products they promote, including lesser known products such as wine and flowers Must see: Bazaar spokesperson...
According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent more than $2.2 billion on cosmetics in 2010. Women use makeup; men, aftershaves and colognes… Although beauty products may promise confidence, they don't always respect basic environmental rules. To begin with, cosmetic manufacturers rely on attention-grabbing packaging. What can you do? Look for companies that offer...
Actualité - 31 January 2012 - Tag : Changing the world, Responsible consumption