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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
You got a lot done through Equiterre last year. So much so that we made a video about it. If you like what you see, please share with friends. More people need to know about the good work you are doing for the environment. 
Actualité - 6 January 2014 - Tag : Organization, Year in review
Can Quebec's agricultural sector reduce its reliance on fossil fuels? A new report from Equiterre and ÉcoRessources says yes. Right now, Quebec's farmers are so dependent on fossil fuels that a price increase of just a penny per litre of fuel costs the industry an extra $3.8 million in fuel expenses and $4.9 million in fertilizer costs. Farms were responsible for a whopping 2....
Actualité - 6 January 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Organic agriculture, Organization, Sustainable agriculture
Nearly 65% of Quebec's big produce buyers have taken steps towards sustainability, according to a groundbreaking new study by the Centre québécois de développement durable, which looked at the practices of 27 buyers from the public and private sector, including such major supermarket chains as Sobeys, Metro and Loblaws. Here are some of the findings:
Actualité - 16 December 2013 - Tag : Buying local, Organization, Sustainable development
The Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its official name, Maison du développement durable) invites you to the launch of its 2014 Winter-Spring program. Hot topics, industry experts, innovative activities! This event will also double as the vernissage for Contamination + Addiction, a photo-essay on the Lac-Mégantic disaster by Michel Huneault. A speed...
From January 9 to February 5, 2014, the Centre for Sustainable Development (better known by its official name, Maison du développement durable) is partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation and the Ville-Marie borough to present Contamination + Addiction by Michel Huneault. This photo-essay depicts the impact of the Lac-Mégantic train disaster and oil spill on the Chaudière...
Événement - 11 December 2013 - Tag : Lac-Mégantic, Michel Huneault, Organization, Partners Activities
Montreal, November 14, 2013 – The ENHARMONIE network, which manages 10 residences with services for seniors on the island of Montreal, has teamed up with Equiterre to study opportunities to increase the amount of Quebec produce that is purchased for preparing its meals. Five hot meals are served from Monday to Friday in the residences, totalling over 240,000 meals per...
Communiqué - 19 November 2013 - Tag : Local food, Organization
Homemade crackers, organic veggies, raw food... CPE Les Frimousses du fort in Chambly has good reason to be proud of its kitchen team, which finds creative ways to provide children and staff with healthy meals made from local food.  Every day, chefs Carole Lavoie and Mélanie Perron serve meals adapted to the seasons to the 120 children who attend the daycare, as well...
Actualité - 13 November 2013 - Tag : Croqu'Plaisir, Local food, Organization
On November 14 at 6 p.m., the Maison du développement durable is presenting "Stimulating innovation in sustainable development: keys to performance in Quebec SMEs," a cocktail party and conference, with Cataléthique.  Frédéric Bourrely (Société de développement environnemental de Rosemont) will demonstrate Raddar, a web platform that helps small businesses...
For its 50th anniversary, the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec is awarding the Blanche-Lemco-Van-Ginkel prize to thirty public figures in a variety of fields for their contribution to the development of urban planning in Quebec. Amongst them: Equiterre cofounder and senior director, Steven Guilbeault.  The prizes will be presented during the Ordre's 50th anniversary Gala to...
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