Biosphère Environment Museum: Wild about Nature

From February 26 to March 13, 2011, the Biosphère Environment Museum is the place for youth and their families to have a spring break full of discovery and adventure with the “Wild about Nature” program. Indoors and out, they are invited to come have fun while discovering some secrets about biodiversity.

LCC Celebrates Quebec in Copenhagen

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” Charles Dickens Lower Canada College is thinking globally, acting locally and making a difference now. Just as Jean Charest is leading the path, in Copenhagen, with his plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, LCC has also adopted a number of strategies that will […]

Quebec Initiatives, Green Trends, & Solar Jobs – GC News # 659

659: 7 December 2009 – Published by Green Communities Canada. FUNDING RECEIVED. Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion has awarded Green Communities Canada aHealthy Communities Fund grant for the Ontario Walkolution. This project will incorporate the Ontario Active & Safe Routes to School program along with Canada Walks‘ work with community partners to create a culture…

Noël Vert Pour Tous

Bienvenue à la demi-finale de la compétition du Fonds communautaire Aviva. Vous avez jusqu’au 17 décembre à 00 h 00 pour voter chaque jour pour vos idées préférées. Les 25 idées les plus populaires atteindront la phase de notation. Appuyez cette idée! Résultats attendus: • Plus de 5,000 jeunes visités dans leurs classes afin de […]

Top Aviva Community Fund Ideas Move To Semi-Finals

Aviva Canada is one step closer to awarding $500,000 to improve and strengthen Canadian communities. December 2, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – Today Aviva Canada Inc. announced the semi-finalists for the first ever Aviva Community Fund – a unique competition that seeks to lead, empower and support positive change in Canadian communities. Over the past six…

Greenpeace blockades a Quebec ministry to protest forestry practices

After delivering to the ministry a load of two-by-fours manufactured by AbitibiBowater, Canada’s largest and most destructive logging company, a dozen Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the building doors, at 880 Chemin Sainte-Foy in Quebec City. They also hung a banner reading: “Boreal Forest: The Destruction Starts Here”.

Dow concrétise ses attaques au Code de gestion des pesticides du Québec et à son interdiction du 2,4-D en vertu de l’ALENA

Avis aux médias Le fabricant américain de produits chimiques Dow AgroSciences LLC vient de déposer un avis d’arbitrage, en vertu du chapitre 11 de l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA), contestant l’interdiction québécoise de l’herbicide 2,4-D dans les pesticides pour pelouses. De concert avec Ecojustice, Équiterre et la Fondation David Suzuki demandent au gouvernement canadien de…

Provincial government agrees to conserve half of Northern Québec

Press release from Larry Innes, Executive Director with the Canadian Boreal Initiative: November 20, 2008 – The vision unveiled on November 15 by Premier Jean Charest demonstrates that it is possible to conserve our environmental heritage while pursuing economic development. Indeed, Mr. Charest announced an entirely new vision of northern development by committing to protect…

Jour de la Terre Québec

Stimuler et valoriser l’action positive à l’égard de l’environnement auprès des individus, organismes et entreprises: la célébration par l’action, le 22 avril et tous les jours ! THÉMATIQUE 2008-2009 : ÉCOMUNICIPALITÉ Les municipalités constituent l’un des piliers de l’organisation sociale québécoise, leur implication s’avère primordiale dans la mise en application du développement durable. Bien outillées…

Conseil pour le développement de l’agriculture du Québec

Le CDAQ a été créé le 7 mars 1996, à la suite d’une entente intervenue entre l’Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) et Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada. Sa mission consiste à appuyer des initiatives favorisant le développement d’une agriculture québécoise durable, en partenariat avec les regroupements de producteurs et les organismes agricoles. Le Conseil administre et…

Ontario can learn from Quebec’s pesticide experience: Suzuki Foundation

OTTAWA – As the Ontario Government prepares to introduce legislation banning lawn and garden pesticides, a new report offers recommendations based on an evaluation of a similar provincial ban already in place in Quebec. The David Suzuki Foundation and Équiterre, a leading environmental group in Quebec, teamed up to produce Pesticide Free? Oui! – An…