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Équiterre seeks to make the necessary collective transitions towards an equitable and environmentally sound future more tangible, accessible and inspiring.


By 2050, Équiterre will have contributed to the emergence of solutions, the transformation of social norms and the adoption of public policies which have enabled the establishment of new principles for how we feed ourselves, how we get around and how we produce and consume designed for our communities, respectful of our ecosystems, in line with social justice and of course, low in carbon. 


Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1992: Activists from around the world gathered to discuss solidarity and respect for the environment. Several Quebec participants decided to create a citizens' group to propose concrete solutions to such problems as pollution, large scale industrialization, and the exploitation of workers in the South.

In 1993, they established ASEED (Action for Solidarity, Equity, Environment and Development). It obtained nonprofit status in 1995 and changed its name to Equiterre in 1998.

Since the beginning, Equiterre has relied on a dedicated team of specialists from a variety of fields. With the help of citizens, organizations and governments, it develops projects in agriculture, transportation, fair trade, energy, responsible consumption and climate change.