Skip to Content

Changing the world

All related content, beginning with Projects, Solutions and our most recent additions, e.g., News or blog posts. To find a specific page, please use Search.

The festive season is about sharing and helping each other. So why not step outside your usual circle this year, reach out to others and give your time to people in need?     Here’s how you can do it: Distribution of hot drinks and treats to homeless people
Want to help the environment? Do you know about the Laure Waridel bursary for student researchers? This $10,000 grant supports action research that makes a difference to society. This year’s themes are renewable energies, transportation, pesticides and organic food. Other social or environmental topics are also accepted. Students pursuing a master’s or PhD at a...
Actualité - 30 novembre 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Laure Waridel bursary, Laure Waridel bursary
Winter is right around the corner, and you know what that means: time to winterize your home for the cold months ahead. It’s also a great opportunity to repair all the broken objects piled up around the house and in the shed—from your son’s coat lining to Gaston’s shovel handle.
Actualité - 1 novembre 2016 - Tag : Action of the month, Changing the world, One step at a time, Organization
Since 2008, the Laure Waridel Bursary has been awarded annually to a student involved in a research, action and dissemination project focusing on environmental or social action. Each year, Équiterre gives $5,000, which is matched by Desjardins Caisse d’économie solidaire. Priority is given to projects proposing a transdisciplinary approach, that is, projects developed in...
Actualité - 1 novembre 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Research, Sustainable development
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...
The greatly anticipated opportunity to run for the environment, Change the World with Équiterre run—is (almost) here! On July 3, several hundred of you will be gathering at the starting line on Mount Royal for the 10 km, 5 km and 1 km runs. Haven’t signed up yet? No problem. You can do it on the big day. Go to the Beaver Lake pavilion on Mount Royal (2000...
Actualité - 29 juin 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Changing the world run
If you think the gas-powered lawn mower that only leaves your shed once a week during the summer isn’t a threat to air quality, think again. These machines emit significant amounts of polluting gases, including hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), which contribute to smog formation (1). In Canada, gas-powered lawn equipment uses...
Our team has worked hard over the last few months to create a unique and exciting program for the first Change the World with Équiterre run! We’re very proud to have recently been awarded the ‘fair-trade event’ designation—a nod to Fair Trade Month that is currently underway. Sign up to participate in this unique sustainable event soon—places are...
Actualité - 11 mai 2016 - Tag : Changing the world, Donations, Fundraising, Organization, Run
Since many of you are shopping around for a little trip down south for the spring break or the next vacation, Équiterre’s action of the month is to reduce your environmental footprint—even if you go for one of the famous all-inclusive packages.
You are interested in sustainable building or you want to learn more about ecological renovations and materials, geothermal heating and cooling and living green walls? Then, take a tour of the Centre for Sustainable Development (MDD), which regularly welcomes citizens, groups and organisations.
Syndiquer le contenu