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For many, September is synonymous with the start of school, cooler nights and the end of the unbearable wait for our favourite TV series to return. For those who enjoy local organic food, September brings an abundance of local organic vegetables from the fields of our family farmers and at local markets. It speaks to the flavour, colours and freshness of our local food, and...
Actualité - 29 août 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Food, Local food procurement
The arrival of spring is synonymous with the release of government budgets. Never before have the expectations of environmental organizations and ordinary citizens been so high when it comes to protecting the environment and fighting climate change. People and organizations throughout the world are mobilizing, including going on strike on behalf of the climate, and signing...
The Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre has taken a big step towards healthier food options for its patients, visitors and staff members. Beginning this summer, Délipapilles, the hospital's food service, will be using local organic vegetables to prepare its meals.
Actualité - 13 juillet 2018 - Tag : CHU Sainte-Justine, CHUSJ, Food, Local food procurement
Summertime is often synonymous with vacations, adventures, sports and social activities, as well as special events and festivals. Here are a few suggestions for how to have an awesome summer while respecting the environment. Eco-Friendly Vacations Many people spend their summer vacation away from home, setting off on adventures across the province or the country. Considering...
Actualité - 13 juillet 2018 - Tag : Changing the world, ecology, Food, Summer, Transportation, trip
Équiterre, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are pleased to announce that ten Québec schools have been chosen to receive Farm to School Canada grants of up to $10,000 each, to bring more local harvest onto the plates and into the minds of their students. In its second edition, the Farm to School grants program, financed by F2CC and WKF, has...
Actualité - 21 juin 2018 - Tag : Food, Food, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
October is a Farm to School Month in Canada. You can celebrate this month by sending us your students' artwork - a hand drawn picture, poem or a recipe - between October 1st to 31st to win great prizes. This year, we are pleased to announce that the grand prize is a $2000 school garden grant contributed by the Whole Kids Foundation.
Actualité - 29 septembre 2015 - Tag : Agriculture, Farm to School Month, Food, Food
Going away? We all need a break sometime. But that doesn't mean that we should leave our values at home. Especially when there are so many ways for concerned travellers to minimize their environmental impact. Here are some ideas to help you plan a vacation that the whole world can get excited about.
Do you sometimes eat organic, sometimes not? Although it's better to eat conventionally grown fruit and vegetables than no fruit and vegetables at all, there are still some choices that you can make to limit your exposure to toxic pesticide residue.  To help shoppers prioritize when to buy organic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has updated its lists of...
The agri-food policy paper tabled yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) wants to give the consumer a bigger role in shaping the future of agriculture. But Equiterre believes that for the shift to sustainable agriculture to succeed, Quebec must lead the way, by implementing the necessary steps to transform our food system.