We are the organisation responsible for the Éco-quartier program in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, through financial support from the borough. As the Éco-quartier, we help promote community participation in environmental projects and act as a hub for the city’s environmental services.
We work with the borough to provide a wide variety of environmental services to residents. These services focus on topics such as waste reduction and recycling, neighbourhood cleanliness, urban beautification, and our natural environment.
The Éco-quartier program, created in 1995, is a partnership between the city, its boroughs and local community groups. Its goal is to improve the quality of life of residents, workers and business owners by supporting their active participation in local sustainable development efforts through education and awareness. Although we work closely with the city, we are not responsible for the enforcement of local ordinances. Instead, we try to help citizens find innovative solutions to the environmental challenges of daily life in a big city.
Blue Bonnets urban agriculture site
This project is part of a transitional occupation of a portion of the former Blue Bonnets race track with urban agriculture and market gardening, promoting food security for neighbourhood residents.
Meubles solidaires (Humanitarian Furniture)
Humanitarian redistribution service for newly arrived and/or low income households.
Eco-Humanitarian Management of Eviction-Related Materials
Our mission statement includes the reduction of waste and poverty alleviation in the Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.
Through this project, we offer residents evicted from their apartment by a Régie order a free service: moving their belongings and storing them temporarily (2 months), giving them the opportunity to look for a new apartment. This eco-humanitarian service allows evicted residents to keep their belongings instead of being forced to abandon them in the public domain.
If the stored belongings are not picked up, they are either sorted and recycled through the appropriate channel, or redistributed to low income residents, and only thrown away as a last resort.