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Équiterre will evaluate the environmental ambitions announced by the Trudeau government on Wednesday in its Speech from the Throne based on the concrete measures that will be put forward in the coming months.
Actualité - 23 septembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, federal government
MONTREAL, September 23, 2020 - Équiterre will evaluate the environmental ambitions announced by the Trudeau government on Wednesday in its Speech from the Throne based on the concrete measures that will be put forward in the coming months.
Communiqué - 23 septembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Climate change
A CRUCIAL MOMENT FOR THE PLANET The federal government is about to give the Canadian economy a multi-billion-dollar kick-start in an effort to recover from the COVID-19 health crisis. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in a green recovery - a sustainable stimulus package focused on increasing employment and helping Canada transition to a cleaner and more...
Actualité - 9 septembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Green economy
Food resilience is one of our central concerns at Équiterre, and we are committed to eliciting the necessary public policy changes to encourage and support farmers in adopting resilience-building practices that promote soil health. To steer this transition, we are actively working with various ministries and policy makers at both the provincial and federal levels to encourage...
Actualité - 2 septembre 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Sustainable agriculture
The federal government has announced that there will be a federal impact assessment on the proposed expansion of the Vista Coal Mine in Alberta. The decision takes new revelations into account about the extent of the proposed expansion and goes back on a decision made in December. The many environmental groups who oppose the project, including Équiterre, along with the tens of...
Actualité - 30 juillet 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Coal
The sum of all our individual actions brings about change, and every action counts - a statement often repeated by Équiterre. Though that will always be the case, our current situation calls for something far bigger - for much larger steps. The pandemic has laid bare our vulnerabilities while testing the limits of our systems and the solidarity of our social fabric.
Actualité - 1 juillet 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Make a difference every day
Every month, Équiterre suggests an action to help make our communities and our systems more resilient. But these individual actions will only have a meaningful impact if they are part of a broader reform process. Changes must be collective to positively transform our economy, our social systems and our relationships, not just with our fellow citizens but with the environment...
Actualité - 1 juillet 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Make a difference every day
23,870 Équiterre supporters responded to our call last week to add their name to our petition against Bill 61. This avalanche of signatories in such a short period of time is unprecedented for an Équiterre petition. Our supporters, like us, and like the many other campaigns against PL61, were outraged at the government's attempt to circumvent certain environmental rules to...
Actualité - 18 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
Since the onset of the current public health crisis, you’ve no doubt noticed discarded COVID-19-related products in your neighbourhood, including masks. Many of you have shared your concerns with us about this problem and about the renewed interest in single-use products. So let’s try and get to the heart of these issues, via a Q&A: Question: Should we be...
Actualité - 15 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment
Everyone knows that when a serious illness hits, monetary wealth doesn’t guarantee a recovery. The logic is the same on a larger scale: even the wealthiest nations were not able to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are struggling to manage it. We must come to terms with the fact that we are very small in the face of the vagaries of nature. A tiny virus can upend...
Actualité - 11 juin 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment