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December’s Action of the Month: 12 ideas for a simpler and greener holiday season With the holidays fast approaching, the team at Équiterre invites you to express your love for friends and family, but also for the planet. How? By consuming less… and more wisely!
Our bright little elves have some great suggestions for going green this holiday season. Équiterre and the Centre for Sustainable Development created a short video for you and wish you a wonderful holiday season. The video is only in French for the moment, but the English version will be posted on our website and social media accounts ( very soon!
The festive season is about sharing and helping each other. So why not step outside your usual circle this year, reach out to others and give your time to people in need?     Here’s how you can do it: Distribution of hot drinks and treats to homeless people
To counter the runaway spending and unbridled consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Équiterre’s action of the month is to buy less, spend more wisely and support local artisans and producers.
Annick Girard of Épluche ta ville shares her gift ideas for the locavores on your list.
Real vs. artificial Christmas trees. Which is better? Every year, we get asked this question. This year, we encourage you to sidestep the debate. Forget real vs. artificial. Branch out: make your own Christmas tree from repurposed materials. A wood pallet, an old picture frame, a box of decorations unearthed from the depths of your basement... You can give old objects a new...
For some, the first snowfall marks the beginning of the holiday season. For those who celebrate at this time of year, it can be a challenge to find new ways each year to show heartfelt appreciation for family and friends without falling into a consumerist trap. If you are looking for some new ways to green your holidays even further, here are some socially and environmentally...
For young and old. You provide the ideas. We provide the material. The result? One of a kind wrapping paper that you get to take home.  WHEN On December 10, 11, 17 and 18: at 1 p.m. in French at 2 p.m. in English  WHERE Biosphère 160, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle Île Sainte-Hélène Montréal For more information 514-283-5000
"The moment of excitement: the last meat deliveries before Christmas! Jean-Pierre graciously steps aside and lets Santa Claus take over for the day. We don't know where Jean-Pierre disappears to, but we have always been impressed with how well Santa seems to know our drop-off route.
Is Christmas a holiday that you celebrate, but with a feeling of deep reservation, even guilt, at the consumer excess and waste? Don't feel bad.  There's hope. You can give the season new meaning by choosing new traditions that reflect your true values. Here are some ideas to get you started. Share them with your friends and family. Who knows, you may even spark a...