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Transition NDG’s Incredible Edibles

This is what solutions can look like on the level of a large neighbourhood like Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal. Thanks to CBC news for taking a bit of time away from ridiculous politicians and nefarious power struggles to show real every day heroes making a difference in their community.

Montreal’s St. Pierre River: Little local issues are tied to big global ones

August 2nd 2018 UPDATE: The Court has ruled in favour of burying the St. Pierre River. To read Marion Scott’s report, click here.

by Hélène Montpetit

Montreal environmental group Les Amis du parc Meadowbrook recently called attention to a Quebec Superior Court decision ordering the city to clean up a small stream in the west end.

In and of itself, this does not sound like anything that should make headlines, but the stream is one of the few remaining visible sections of the historic St. Pierre River and its fate could set a precedent of some importance, since filling it in is what the developer that currently owns the site suggests should be done. Continue reading “Montreal’s St. Pierre River: Little local issues are tied to big global ones”

Changes to Hands Across Our Green Spaces Flash Mobs

Despite our extending the deadline and making a final appeal for increased registration, only about half the number of people required signed up to take part in the Hands Across Our Green Spaces event planned for June 10th. Accordingly, we have stepped back for now and will be looking at how to improve participation levels for a possible revisiting of the concept next Fall.

Several concerned groups will still hold activities, so if you are in Montreal on June 10th and 11th and want to take part in community events designed to support natural habitats or active transportation infrastructure, consider going out to one of the following locations: Continue reading “Changes to Hands Across Our Green Spaces Flash Mobs”

Sauvons La Falaise endorses Hands Across Our Green Spaces

We are happy to announce that Sauvons la Falaise has added its name to the list of Montreal non-profit environmental groups endorsing Hands Across Our Green Spaces, a fun and healthy way to support the conservation of Greater Montreal’s wild and natural spaces.

Take a peek, get inspired, sign up here!

Saturday, June 10 2017 – from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

Charles Eisenstein: Stepping Into A New Story

Charles Eisenstein is a man with a message. It is a message of hope that starts with a serious look at real truths. The short video below is a thought-provoking summary of what he has to say. If you are so inclined, let it be your first stop on a journey of discovery. I hope it will lead you to new friends, inspiring ideas, and practical steps to improve quality of life (yours and that of others).

 

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Transition at the Montreal World Social Forum

by Joey El-Khoury, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal; Lecturer, HEC Montréal/McGill University; Cofounder, Jardins sans frontières and Member of the coordinating committee, Coalition Climat Montréal

As a Montrealer involved in local transition initiatives, the World Social Forum that recently took place in our city was the ideal platform to talk about transition culture with other practitioners, researchers and enthusiasts from across Quebec, Canada and the world; and this without having to travel for it! Continue reading “Transition at the Montreal World Social Forum”

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