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The government of Nova Scotia announced on September 3 that it will introduce new legislation this fall temporarily prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracking for onshore shale gas. The decision came a week after an independent review panel recommended further research on the impacts of this industry on human health, the environment and the economy.  The government also...
Actualité - 13 September 2014 - Tag : Organization, Unconventional oil
I was going to talk to you about the report by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the Lac-Mégantic accident, but I think everything has pretty much been said. Transport Canada, under the Harper Conservatives, left the rail industry to regulate itself, with results we are all familiar with. Should I also mention that Transport Canada applies this same laxity to the...
On Tuesday, September 16, the Centre for Sustainable Development and Copticom present the noon-hour roundtable "Marché du carbone : trois milliards de dollars pour verdir le Québec", moderated by Gérald Fillion, journalist at RDI économie and Tout se calcule on ICI RDI and with speakers:
Événement - 20 August 2014 - Tag : Carbon market, Green Fund, Organization, Partners Activities
Daycares want to serve the children in their care the freshest food possible. What could be fresher than fruits and vegetables from the daycare's very own garden? Fresh food grown on-site or nearby reduces the distance that food travels and adds nutritional value to the daycare menu. Plus, it is an educational and sensory experience for the children who get to watch the...
Actualité - 12 August 2014 - Tag : Croqu'Plaisir, Organization
Hydro-Québec's recent request to the Régie de l'énergie for a rate hike has quickly become a hot button issue. On my part, I have been quite vocal about my belief that it is cutting corners for a Crown corporation to blame the proposed hike on the cost of wind energy. To me, it suggests that we should look more closely at the role of Hydro-Québec.
Actualité - 12 August 2014 - Tag : Organization, Steven Guilbeault
On August 16 and 17, Frelighsburg will host its first organic/fair trade fair, bringing together thirty Quebec exhibitors offering fair trade and organic products such as fresh produce, bread, cheese, honey, oil and soap. The event will also include talks, local music, children's entertainment and food samples. The festival promotes an environmental and equitable culture. In...
On Tuesday, June 17 at 5 p.m., the Centre for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Association des professionnels en développement durable (AProDD), Cataléthique, the Quebec Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, and Bistro Marius, are hosting a meet-up for singles who share social and environmental values. Participants can get to know one another in a...
Événement - 4 June 2014 - Tag : Networking, Organization, Partners Activities
On Tuesday, June 17 at 12:15 p.m., the Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its official name, Maison du développement durable) joins forces with the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal to host a noon-hour conference on mobilizing the private sector to solve the emerald ash borer problem to be given by John McNeil, manager of Forestry Services...
Événement - 4 June 2014 - Tag : Emerald ash borer, Organization, Partners Activities
Our more than 10,000 members are crucial to our mission of building a social movement. They give us the means to be a force for social and environmental good. But there is still so much more that we could do with your support. Won't you join us today?  As a member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that we are working tirelessly on your behalf. You will also enjoy:
Divers - 20 May 2014 - Tag : Donations, Organization, Volunteers
Oil exploration on Anticosti, a pipeline port in Cacouna, pipeline projects galore... It seems that each day we hear about a new project with a huge environmental impact. No wonder so many different kinds of groups are speaking out.  On May 12, four trade unions joined five environmental groups, including Equiterre, to ask the Couillard government to fullfill its...
Actualité - 15 May 2014 - Tag : Climate change, Organization
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