Skip to navigation Skip to content

News  •  2 min

Équiterre Activities at the World Social Forum

Published on 

Actu - FSM EN

This summer, a unique and ambitious event will be held for the first time in Montreal, and Équiterre will be participating enthusiastically!

August 9–14, downtown will be transformed to welcome the World Social Forum and thousands of participants from around the world. Here’s an overview of some of the activities Équiterre and its partners are organizing as part of the rich and varied programming.

Networking with Major Social and Environmental NGOs and Opening of Art Exhibition

Date and Time: August 10, 11:30 a.m.
Location: Centre for Sustainable Development atrium, 50 Ste-Catherine street, Montreal,QC, Canada
At this networking event, you’ll be able to find out more about the current and future projects of nine socially engaged organizations and talk to their representatives about the big issues of the moment. That will motivate the troops! At the same time, the official opening of Thomas Marcel Hurtut’s exhibition Coming Home? Portrait of Naraha Evacuees, an artistic and documentary project concerning the 2011 Japanese nuclear disaster. For more information.

Talk on Fair Trade: Contrasting Accounts by International Partners + Fashion Show: Celebrating the Creators of Ethical Fashion!

Date and Time: August 11, 9:00 - 14:00
Location: Centre for Sustainable Development, 50 Ste-Catherine street, Montreal,QC, Canada
Key players in fair trade from several continents will be sharing their experiences and talking about the various possible forms of partnership. Their first-person accounts will tell you more about how fair trade works and the day-to-day aspects of such international partnerships. For more information.

Languages: French, Spanish

The talk will be followed by a fashion show featuring ethical, ecofriendly creations by craftspersons from around the world.

Roundtable: “Cars As Solution to Climate and Injustice? Discussion on Electrification, the Sharing Economy, Microtransit and Driverless Cars”

Date and Time: August 12, 9:00 - 11:30
Location: Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon DE (Local DE-1580)
1440, rue Sanguinet, Montréal, QC, Canada
Cars are the source of many problems today, but they could potentially be part of the the solution if they were shared more, driverless and electric. Our four panellists will explore solutions for green social change.
For more information.

Language: French

Reconnecting Farmers and Consumers: Examples of Support Organizations

Date and Time: August 12, 9:00 - 10:30
Location: Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-1785)
400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC, Canada
Roundtable at which major Quebec stakeholders in the eat local movement talk about what they are doing, while at the same time learning from what you have to say. The discussion will cover the current state of local food marketing, challenges and aspirations.
For more information.

Language: French

Quick Guided Tours for WSF Participants

Date and Time: August 9–14, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Centre for Sustainable Development Atrium,
50, rue Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Qc, Canada
A quick, simple and educational tour highlighting the building’s innovative use of materials, efficient energy and water management, air quality, etc.
For more information.

Languages: French, English


Date: August 9-14

Éco2Fest is an innovation camp which will take place in Montreal from Tuesday, August 9th to Sunday, August 14th, 2016 during the World Social Forum and the ECOSPHERE Exhibition. This accelerator is intended for existing BtoC, prototypeable projects with a positive environmental impact. Come and take part to the Eco2Fest! Find the planning here.

Écosphere Montreal

Date: August 9-14   
Location: Parc Jarry, Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2R 2W1
Eco2Fest is an innovation camp which will take place in Montreal during the World Social Forum and the ECOSPHERE festival. Come discover and help five ecological entrepreneurs, which projects would be accelerated during the Eco2Fest. You’ll be able also to attend our citizen collaborative design workshops and conferences each afternoon. During the ECOSPHERE week-end festival, an exhibition will be organized at the same place with each accelerated project. Everyone would be able to consult the fabrication process and see the prototypes. Come to prototype a zero-waste society. Find the planning here.