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Transportation electrification: an essential route for a green and resilient recovery

As the public health crisis is pushing governments to work towards an economic recovery, electrification of our transportation systems constitutes a winning strategy, allowing us to not only reduce the environmental footprint of the car ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 29/05/2020 - 12:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

June Action of the Month: Trying out the car-free lifestyle

The idea of relying less on your car or even going without one entirely might be a scary prospect for some, but test-driving the idea for a month during these unprecedented times could prove a very worthwhile and profitable option! It m ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 29/05/2020 - 11:33 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

How the pandemic is affecting transportation: concerns, challenges… and solutions!

 By Jessie Pelchat The current crisis has raised numerous transportation issues. Équiterre is working hard to keep up the pressure on the government and and to offer concrete solutions to build on the progress that ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 29/05/2020 - 11:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre at COP25: Priorities and expectations

From December 2 to 13, the world is gathering in Madrid for COP25, under the presidency of the government of Chile. Caroline Brouillette, Équiterre’s climate change expert, is among the 25,000 participants seeking to ensure t ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 27/05/2020 - 09:28 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

PUT PEOPLE FIRST, DEMAND OVER 150 CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE LAUNCH OF SIX PRINCIPLES FOR A JUST RECOVERY

As governments prepare recovery plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis, an informal alliance of over 150 civil society groups, representing collective memberships of millions in Canada, are demanding these plans move us toward a more equitable ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 26/05/2020 - 14:10 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Building a resilient, united future with respect for our planet

What will the world of tomorrow look like? How can we make it brighter and more sustainable? And do we have the power to do so? Is our vision of the future achievable? If we work together, it is. We’ve built an economy that has ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 01/05/2020 - 13:30 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Action of the month for May: Five tips to build your mental resilience during times of crisis

Five tips to build your mental resilience during times of crisis If you’ve been following Équiterre since the beginning of the current crisis, you’ve surely noticed that a certain word keeps coming up: resilience. ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 01/05/2020 - 13:06 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The importance of resilience, according to Équiterre

In the past while, we’ve heard the word resilience a lot. Resilience to get us through the current crisis, resilient recovery plans, resilient agriculture… but what does it really mean? With Équiterre’s new campaign ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 01/05/2020 - 13:04 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

A sustainable recovery to face the crises that threaten us : 14 recommendations from Équiterre for the 2020 federal budget

Équiterre has submitted a new version of its recommendations for the 2020 federal budget, the release of which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The decisions made today to respond to the health, economic and climate crises aff ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 23/04/2020 - 12:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The stars are so clear...

Reflections to try to see things more clearly At the end of the first long week of working from home, walking my dog after putting our two young boys to bed, I turned the corner back onto our street and saw the bright star that always ...

Actualité - Olivier Lachance - 13/04/2020 - 15:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Local organic farmers offering you fresh produce all summer long

131 family farmers offering 400,000 baskets of local organic produce And they’re off! The 131 producers that make up the Family Farmers Network (RFF) across Quebec and New Brunswick are getting ready to provide upwards of 20 ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 06/04/2020 - 10:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Climate agriculture: A solution from the soil

Farmers are bearing the brunt of the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. According to Agriculture Canada , the increased frequency of extreme climate events like droughts, floods and severe storms could have devastating ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 06/04/2020 - 10:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Action of the month for April: 5 garden planning tips for a small space

During this time where the COVID-19 crisis is jolting the planet and confining many of us to our homes, making your own garden can be a soothing and nourishing activity. The good news is that you don’t need a 50-hectare plot of land ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 06/04/2020 - 10:22 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Make a donation to Équiterre

Thank you for supporting Équiterre’s work to mobilize, educate and create awareness about environmental issues. The majority of our funding comes from donations from individuals, for which we are infinitely grateful. Donate ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 30/03/2020 - 15:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Équiterre in solidarity with you

 Dear friends, Équiterre’s entire team is working from home, as I’m sure are most of you. It’s a strange feeling to not see those familiar faces, share ideas and dreams in the halls, to simply not be in direct c ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 20/03/2020 - 14:36 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Resilience and solidarity

Dear friend, In but a few short weeks, the Coronavirus has imposed itself in our lives, hitting thousands of individuals hard and shaking up our society. My thoughts are with all those affected, here and elsewhere. I am pro ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 16/03/2020 - 15:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Massive new tar sands project in Alberta: What you need to know

At the end of this month, the Canadian government will decide whether to approve or reject the Teck Frontier open-pit tar sands mine, which would be Canada&rsquo ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 03/03/2020 - 09:43 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory for the planet!

On the Sunday night before the federal government's decision on the Teck Frontier mine, which would have been the largest oil sands mine ever developed in Canada, Teck Resources Ltd. announced that it was withdrawing its application ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 02/03/2020 - 08:59 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

March Action of the Month: How to navigate awkward conversations on climate change

We all know someone who knows someone who isn’t too concerned about the environment. Every day, we encounter people who don’t realize the extent of the climate crisis we’re facing. It’s especially hard when ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 27/02/2020 - 16:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

It’s budget time: Équiterre calling for the climate to be at the centre of the federal and provincial budgets

To limit the impacts of the climate crisis, 2020 will be a pivotal year for both Quebec and Canada. It marks the beginning of a decade of transition, which must culminate in 2030 with a halving of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 27/02/2020 - 16:45 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

February Action of the Month: Make the most of winter sports without a car

Everyone who loves winter says the same thing: you have to enjoy winter sports to fully appreciate the season, rather than counting the days until spring. But for those who live in the city, do you absolutely need a car to make the mo ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 30/01/2020 - 17:38 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Waste management: an important tool in the transition to a green economy

Équiterre’s Executive Director, Colleen Thorpe, recently presented a series of recommendations to the City of Montreal as part of a public consultation on the 2020-2025 Master Plan for residual materials management (PDGMR). Here i ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 30/01/2020 - 17:37 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

In october, participate in farm to school month for a chance to win $1,500

Once again, Équiterre is pleased to promote Farm to School Month, which is organized across Canada by Farm to Cafeteria Canada. Schools and daycare centres, CEGEPs, universities and early childhood centres are invited to participate in the #FarmtoSchool ...

Actualité - Marilyne Poliquin - 06/01/2020 - 13:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

COP25 outcome: Citizen mobilization is more important than ever

Despite clear and repeated demands from citizens in the street throughout the world in 2019, negotiators at COP25 in Madrid did not respond to the to call for action to address the climate crisis. There were three critical issues that ...

Actualité - Courtney Mullins - 17/12/2019 - 15:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Climate Farming : The Power of Soils

Most people don’t know about the role that agriculture can play in climate mitigation, but it is part of the solution. Currently, the Canadian agricultural sector is one of those being most affected by climate change and will ne ...

Actualité - Marilyne Poliquin - 09/12/2019 - 13:15 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

November Action of the Month: How about a Buy Nothing Weekend?

Have you heard of Buy Nothing Day? On November 29, we’re challenged not to buy anything for an entire day. Celebrated around the world, Buy Nothing Day ser ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 02/12/2019 - 15:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

December Action of the Month: Environmentally friendly gifts for terrific teachers

Just as the beautiful snow cover comes back every year, so too does the task of finding that perfect gift to show our gratitude to our children’s devoted teachers (or even our yoga, pottery or Spanish teachers!). The Équiterre t ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 28/11/2019 - 16:35 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

ÉQUITERRE PROPOSES 27 CONCRETE MEASURES FOR THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT’S ELECTRIFICATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

In a brief submitted as part of the Quebec government’s public consultations on its Electrification and Climate Change Plan (ECCP), Équiterre outlined 27 recommendations for addressing the climate crisis. “Quebec is we ...

Actualité - Courtney Mullins - 15/11/2019 - 12:32 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Victory for a significant reduction in GHG emissions: New regulations for the responsible disposal of household appliances

Did you know that if it’s not well disposed of at the end of its life, a refrigerator can generate as much CO2 emissions as a car that travels approximately 17,000 kilometres , the annual average for Quebec drivers? Refrige ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 14/11/2019 - 18:18 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Dossier: Helping to remove pesticides from agriculture

The issue of pesticides has received unprecedented media coverage in Quebec these past few months, which has led to the creation of a parliamentary committee (CAPERN) to look into the issue this fall. The committee, made up of members of ...

Actualité - Patricia Boivin - 12/11/2019 - 17:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments