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Odin arrived in Quebec from Marseille a few years ago as an exchange student at the Université de Montréal to finish his degree in geography. Eager to explore Quebec—see the autumn colours and experience white winters—and make a difference, he decided to settle in Montreal in the summer of 2015. Curious by nature, he discovered Équiterre on his own.
Actualité - 11 November 2015 - Tag : Organization, Portrait, Volunteers
When Lise Dunnigan retired in 2011, she joined Équiterre’s Quebec City volunteer action group—and has never left. After a career in the Quebec government, where her work focused on the status of women, public health and poverty, she became concerned about issues regarding the state of the planet and related problems.
Actualité - 30 June 2015 - Tag : Getting involved, Organization, Portrait, Volunteer
Drop by Équiterre’s offices on a Thursday morning and you’re sure to bump into Denise. She’s well into her sixties and always scouring the Web for the latest environmental news. Denise has been a press review volunteer for not one, not two, not three, but eight years! “Doing the press review keeps me up to date with what’s happening with the...
“Getting involved is exhilarating, and anyone can do it!” These are the inspiring words of Gabriel Meunier, chair of Équiterre’s Lanaudière action group (GAEL). Gabriel lives and breathes the environment. By day he’s a project manager for the Lanaudière regional environment council and by night he’s active in community groups—on the go...
Actualité - 12 February 2015 - Tag : Action group, Action groups, Gabriel Meunier, Give time, Portrait
After 10 years working for IT firms and web agencies, in 2013 Marie-Soleil L’Allier decided to change direction and pursue a master’s degree in environmental science at the Université du Québec à Montréal so she could help companies go green more quickly.
Actualité - 29 January 2015 - Tag : Action group, Action groups, Give time, Marie-Soleil L'Allier, Portrait, Volunteer