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Warning: Reading these environmentally friendly tips and “life hacks” may inspire you to get started on your spring cleaning early this year. So don’t read this unless you are willing to spend your next day off with gloves on and a mop in hand. Still there? Then let's get started, somewhere you might not generally like to look, deep inside your bedroom...
So you've fallen in love with a card-carrying environmentalist. They bike, metro or carpool to work. They buy fair-trade everything. They eat locally grown, organic food. They know when such-and-such a vegetable is in season. Now you have just one problem. You're not sure how to celebrate Valentine's Day. You want to show your beloved how much they mean to you, without...
Actualité - 30 janvier 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Gift ideas, One step at a time, Valentine's Day
At the end of February, watch in the mail for your tax receipt. It will be for any donations you so kindly made to us in 2013.
Actualité - 30 janvier 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Tax receipt
According to Environment Canada, "road salts pose a risk to plants, animals and the aquatic environment." Are there environmentally friendly alternatives to salt when it comes to de-icing our front steps and driveways in the wintertime?  Here are some of the ideas we've come across, in the news and online. We haven't tried them all, so we can't vouch for them,...
Actualité - 15 janvier 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Salt, Snow, Winter
Three children. Three sports. The Bergeron family is busy. But they still find ways to do their part for the environment. 
Actualité - 10 décembre 2013 - Tag : Active transportation, Carpooling, Changing the world, Used sports equipment
Real vs. artificial Christmas trees. Which is better? Every year, we get asked this question. This year, we encourage you to sidestep the debate. Forget real vs. artificial. Branch out: make your own Christmas tree from repurposed materials. A wood pallet, an old picture frame, a box of decorations unearthed from the depths of your basement... You can give old objects a new...
In the fall, as the days shorten, and the cold weather descends upon us, we retreat indoors, where sometimes we have to contend with an upsurge in creepy crawlies, such as house centipedes or the multicolored Asian lady beetle, as well as other bugs that form a year-round threat, such as the dreaded bed bug, which, in recent decades, has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence in...
Actualité - 13 novembre 2013 - Tag : Changing the world, One step at a time, Pesticides
You're invited to a benefit evening for Equiterre on Tuesday, November 5 in Quebec City. This is an opportunity to: show your support for sustainable development network with other business and community leaders who share your interest in sustainability learn more about what you can achieve through Equiterre  All proceeds will help finance Equiterre's work...
We are used to eating whatever we want, whenever we want, all year round. But in September and October, we have something even better. We have a wide selection of fresh, locally grown products. This year, why not take advantage of fall's bounty and throw your very own harvest party? Here are some ideas to get you started.  DEcorations Look outdoors for inspiration:
It’s that time of year again, where parents stand in line to sign up their children for extracurricular activities. Before you know it, you have one kid in hockey, another in swimming and gymnastics, and scheduling becomes an extreme sport for the entire family.
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