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There has been a tremendous outcry in recent weeks over plans for bike paths and pedestrian lanes in Montreal. We’ve also seen increasing pushback against the Quebec City tramway project, which until recently had solid public support. As an environmental activist of nearly 30 years, I see these types of reactions as very concerning. Projects and initiatives such as these...
Actualité - 1 October 2020 - Tag : Action of the month, Climate change
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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 July 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 July 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 July 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 June 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 June 2020 - Tag : Climate change, Environment