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In its new sustainable mobility plan released on Tuesday, Quebec announced plans to increase public transit service by 30 per cent by 2020. TRANSIT, Alliance pour le financement des transports collectifs au Québec, a coalition of fifty some organizations, including Equiterre, applauded this effort. TRANSIT also applauded the proposal to transfer $1 billion from the roadwork...
Last week, the Pembina Institute released a report on the climate impact of the proposed Energy East pipeline showing that this project would lead to a significant increase in Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.  According to the Pembina Institute, Energy East "could generate up to 32 million tonnes of additional greenhouse gas emissions each year – an even...
Actualité - 11 February 2014 - Tag : Energy East, Organization, Pembina Institute, TransCanada
In Quebec City this weekend for Carnaval? We have a fun event to add to your itinerary, "Protégeons nos hivers", a friendly outdoor hockey game featuring performing artists, environmentalists and former NHL players united in the fight against climate change. You probably know the facts. Climate change is already impacting winters in Quebec, making the outlook for...
Actualité - 30 January 2014 - Tag : Fight against climate change, Organization
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, severe weather in Canada in 2013 led to insurance companies paying out a whopping $3.2 billion to policyholders, making it a record-breaking year. By comparison, for each of the four years before, natural disaster losses for the insurance industry had topped out at $1 billion. 
Actualité - 30 January 2014 - Tag : Climate change, Natural disasters, Organization
Are you going to be in Quebec City this weekend for Carnaval? We have a fun event to add to your itinerary, the "Protégeons nos hivers" friendly outdoor hockey game featuring performing artists, environmentalists and former NHL players united in the fight against climate change. You probably know the facts:
Événement - 30 January 2014 - Tag : Climate change, Équiterre Activities, Organization, Outdoor winter sports
On Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m., the Maison du développement durable is joining forces with Cataléthique to host "Travailler avec des collègues aux valeurs différentes : quelques pistes" a cocktail party and French-language conference.  For more information (in French only)
Événement - 15 January 2014 - Tag : Cataléthique, Organization, Public Lectures
On Friday, February 11 at 12:15 p.m., the Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its official name, Maison du développement durable) joins forces with co-host Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal to hold a roundtable on recycling organic waste in Montreal: "Recycler les matières organiques de Montréal : comment s’y prendre?" (in...
Événement - 15 January 2014 - Tag : Organic waste, Organization, Partners Activities
Join us for a lunch-hour talk by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, two Canadian environmental leaders who offer advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. There are more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today (endocrine disrupters, pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants). Based on various experiments, the authors of Toxin Toxout demonstrate how...
Join us for a lunch-hour talk by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, two Canadian environmental leaders who offer advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. There are more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today (endocrine disrupters, pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants). Based on various experiments, the authors of Toxin Toxout demonstrate how...
Actualité - 15 January 2014 - Tag : Bruce Lourie, Dangers of pesticides, Organization, Rick Smith
Equiterre was happy to be there on December 18 when François Gendron, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, unveiled a "buy local" strategy for Quebec hospitals and other institutions at the Hôpital Saint-François d'Assise in Quebec City.
Actualité - 6 January 2014 - Tag : Buying local, Food service, Healthcare facilities, Organization
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