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  • Nations Agree to Accelerated "Freeze and Phase Out" of Climate-Damaging Chemicals

    September 24, 5:13 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    Following mounting evidence that hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) contribute to global warming, the world's governments signed up to an accelerated freeze and phase-out of HCFCs under the 20-year-old Montreal Protocol. The U.N.

  • Flower Show on the St. Lawrence

    September 6, 8:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Natural Sciences

    Back to Montreal to check out the second year of International Flora, Le Festival de Jardins de Montreal. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, with crumbling grain elevators as the backdrop, it's a flower show with Quebec attitude. And a

  • One Year Ago in TH: Michael Crichton, Water, Crocs

    August 25, 8:49 AM by Collin Dunn in About TreeHugger

    A year ago today in TreeHugger, we took note of the winner of a book prize created by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists; here's a hint...it wasn't to anyone telling them to stop looking for oil. Meanwhile, a new voice piped up in the

  • Claire Morissette 1950-2007: "Joan of Arc on a Bicycle"

    August 14, 8:57 AM by Lloyd Alter in Bikes

    Claire Morisette was an impassioned cycling advocate in Montreal, fighting City Hall since 1976. She thought cars made no sense in an urban environment: "They take up all that space and leave me a little strip," she once told the Montreal Gazette. "They

  • Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky

    August 3, 12:51 PM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Bernard Rudofsky's 1964 Architecture without Architects was profoundly influential for a generation of designers. He noted that "vernacular architecture does not go through fashion cycles. It is nearly immutable, indeed, unimprovable, since it serves its

  • New LCA Chair Announced in Montreal

    May 11, 3:27 PM by Jenna Watson in Clean Technology

    On May 8th CIRAIG, Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique Interuniversity Research Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services, announced the official launch of the International Industrial Chair in LCA methodology. The initial budget for the

  • No Frills Eco-Chic Hotel Coming to Montreal

    May 4, 8:41 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    The trendiest hoteliers in Canada are the Groupe Germain, but they are high-end boutique and expensive. Now they have launched the cheap-chic Alt brand-"What we're launching today has been dubbed no-frills-chic, combining design, atmosphere and chic

  • Concrete Bench Heated By Warm Sewage

    May 4, 8:40 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    While we were covering Toronto's Ryerson graduates, Harry Wakefield of Mocoloco partied the night away at the University of Quebec Design Student show and sent us some very neat stuff. Shown above is Corinne Farmer and Clara Charbonneau's Béton Armé, a

  • Equilibrium Competition: Montreal Zero

    February 20, 8:21 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Sevag Pogharian's entry in the EQuilibrium competition is a single family house to be built in Hudson, Quebec. It is designed to "explore and incorporate, in an integrated and comprehensive manner, the following within the context of single-family,

  • Environment : Approaches for Tomorrow

    February 19, 8:31 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec,has an extensive collection of architectural prints, drawings, photographs and archives as well as a changing exhibition schedule. The current show, Environment: Approaches for Tomorrow features

  • Zero-Energy Condo Wins Equilibrium Competition

    February 14, 7:02 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Canada's CMHC has announced one of the winners of the EQuilibrium sustainable housing competition to develop a zero energy house design: Abondance Montréal, a consortium including some of the most experienced developers and architects of low energy

  • Moly Kulte is a Cult

    February 5, 9:40 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Quebeckers have their own special sense of style; more European than Canadian; more eclectic than conventional. Moly Kulte is an eco-fashion shop and a range of clothing with its own original look, located in the heart of hip Montreal. The shop was

  • Planète Monde--For the Body and the Soul

    February 2, 8:21 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Across the street from the most famous bagel store in Montreal, Fairmount Bagels, sits Planète monde. The organic bath and soap shop is a serene and peaceful oasis amidst the hubbub of the Mile End neighbourhood. The store was started when the two

  • Chic and Ethique Boutique

    January 31, 8:15 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Rien à Cacher (nothing to hide) is a Montréal boutique that calls itself "chic & éthique". It is the first ethical clothing boutique in town, located on the hip and upmarket Rue St. Denis. Recently opened, it was started by a Quebecker who was

  • Gorilla Composting at McGill University

    January 25, 10:17 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Who says students are apathetic? Here is a small group of eager beavers at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, who have introduced composting to students living on and near campus. They call themselves Gorilla Composting, because “it is a play on

  • Not Just Pretty: Eco Clothes in Victoria, BC

    November 15, 5:05 PM by Kyeann Sayer in Style

    We've recently gone on and on about a variety of (sometimes controversial) Montreal-based designers. Now we're all atwitter over Victoria, where Not Just Pretty offers an impressive range of eco-brands. Get your Undesigned, Veja, Stewart+Brown and much


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