Eco-tourism in Montreal: rooftop farms

Green Traveler Guides

| Urban Fruits & Veggies | Over the past three decades, the metropolitan community of Montreal has lost more than 30,000 hectares of farmland, according to the Coalition pour la protection du territoire agricole.

The Montreal Massacre: 25 Years Later. {Infographic}

Elephant Journal

This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Montreal Massacre. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today École Polytechnique massacre Jian Ghomeshi Montreal Massacre The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

What a Con*Cept! Nina Launches Outer Diverse in Montreal

The Alien Next Door

Last weekend I met old friends Toulouse and Vanessa in Montreal to attend Con*Cept 2011 at the Espresso Hotel and to launch my new book Outer Diverse , the first book of The Splintered Universe Trilogy. What an auspicious start to Montreal’s annual science-fiction and fantasy convention! ?.

I knew nothing about "the obscure effort to amend the Montreal Protocol"

Environmental Economics

Until today: Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. The talks in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, did not draw the same spotlight as the climate change accord forged in Paris last year. But the outcome could have an equal or even greater impact on efforts to slow the heating of the planet.

Street Art in Montreal. (You have to see this)

Elephant Journal

Seven Photos, one Transformation. The transformation of culture from dark to light doesn’t take just hard work…it takes joy, beauty, and vision. The transformation of a forgotten, forgettable wall.

Phinergy tests range-extending aluminum-air battery for EVs in Montreal

Green Prophet

The companies recently tested their new aluminum-air battery at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and will make a presentation at today’s Canadian International Aluminum Conference in Montreal.

Toulouse and Nina Go To Montreal—in Anticipation of the 2009 World.

The Alien Next Door

The starting point was Montreal, Quebec (my old digs when I went to university). Montreal Convention Center (photo by Nina Munteanu) 3.

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Heartwarming Slow Cooker French Onion Soup. {Vegetarian Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights Food Health & Wellness crock pot french onion soup Montreal recipe slow cooker vegan winter recipesThis is an ultra simple pot crock version of simply the best French onion soup you will ever eat.

The Key to Finding Joy in Discomfort.

Elephant Journal

babies Candada contentment discomfort happiness having a baby joy Montreal Stevie WonderMild contentment, happiness even, may be attained by making things nice and easy. And that’s perfectly good sometimes. But joy is a different bea. Arts Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Arts & Culture Today Only.

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Curbing Sidewalk Rage.

Elephant Journal

Funny Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) compassion impatience loving-kindness Montreal road rage walking winter Sidewalk rage I aim to raise awareness of this serious issue infecting our streets in hopes that it can one day become eradicated. But darn it!

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What Happens When We Learn to Receive. ~ Guenevere Neufeld

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks anxiety awareness giving Montreal moving patience receiving stress tension unconditional I know what I can do. I can relax. I can stop thinking others are annoyed at the fact that I need help and they''ve (willingly) agreed to offer it. I can breathe. Into every tense cell of my being I can bring in breath.

2014 70

Jordan Finally Phases out Ozone-depleting Chemicals

Green Prophet

million grant from the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, granted to the Kingdom in May 2010. Jordan is a signatory to the Montreal Protocol. Two years later, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted, inciting development of CFC alternatives. Under the Montreal Protocol, and by prescribed deadlines, developed nations must achieve specified progress towards total phase-out of HCFC production and consumption.

The Hero's Journey in Darwin's Paradox: The Iroquios Locks

The Alien Next Door

New Brunswick, and Montreal, I had a eureka moment: why not follow Julie’s momentous trek across the future Ontario heath toward Icaria-5 (Toronto), as she follows her “ hero’s journey ” toward redemption and securing safety for her threatened family.

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Moshe Safdie Goes To China

Green Prophet

China 101

Wild City Mapping: Interactive online sharing of wild urban spaces (Video)

Green (Living) Review

Wild City Mapping is an open collective that is internationally based but locally focused, with members who are from all over the world but live in Montreal.

2014 154

LUSH Cosmetics Wants You to Make Fur History


Cruelty-free cosmetics brand LUSH is joining with the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals and Montreal SPCA in hopes to #MakeFurHistory.

I want to go somewhere nice

Environmental Economics

I attended Monterey, Kyoto, and Montreal (and missed Venice and Istanbul).

2015 152

Millions in Animal Shelter Donations Going to Direct Mailer


Montreal SPCA owes millions to a direct mail company paid to help the organization raise funds. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

Walk to work — you’ll be happier

Green (Living) Review

A recent survey from Montreal’s McGill University suggests that people who walk or take the train to the McGill campus are more satisfied with their daily commutes than those who do anything else.

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Music Mondays: Wild Belle

Wend Magazine

So far they’ve shared the stage with Passion Pit, Deep Sea Diver and Of Montreal. Wild Belle. Wild Belle on Twitter. Chicago-raised siblings Elliot & Natalie Bergman align their musical talents to create their up-and-coming duo, Wild Belle.

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Quebec Fur Farmer Charged with Animal Cruelty


A Quebec fur farmer has been charged with six counts of animal cruelty and neglect after an undercover investigation by the Montreal SPCA. The accused, Jean-Luc Rodier, faces charges related Read More The post Quebec Fur Farmer Charged with Animal Cruelty appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Call for Climate Protection Under Ozone Treaty

Green (Living) Review

Bangkok , Thailand , November 12, 2010 – At the 22nd annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol in Bangkok , a growing number of parties—expected to soon surpass a majority-- supported a proposal to use the ozone treaty to address super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. Phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol is a brilliant and necessary climate mitigation strategy,” added Zaelke. That’s the beauty of the Montreal Protocol.

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The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities

Sustainability Ninja

Montreal. Copenhagenize Consulting, a company based in Denmark have just released a list of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Using a massive and thorough criteria list, the firm has examined each city based on the following factors: Advocacy. Bicycle Culture. Bicycle Facilities. Bicycle Infrastructure. Bike Share Programme. Gender Split. Modal Share For Bicycles. Perception of Safety. Politics. Social Acceptance. Urban Planning. Traffic Calming.

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Ozone Treaty Lauded for Climate Protection

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Washington, DC – After almost 23 years in existence, the Montreal Protocol treaty is increasingly recognized for its success in saving the ozone layer – and in providing critical protection for the climate system. The Montreal Protocol was named as one of the five most effective pieces of environmental law, delivering a “one-two punch” for ozone and climate protection.

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Green (Living) Review

The scientists were recognized for their landmark paper: “The Importance of the Montreal Protocol in Protecting Climate,” which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(12):4814-4819 (2007). This paper also earned the 2007 United Nations Environment Programme Award for the “Best New Paper on a Montreal Protocol Related Topic: Science Category.” “The Parties to the Montreal Protocol have taken another step in sustaining the Earth.”

What is an Alouette?

10,000 Birds

Recent news that the NFL Chicago Bears just hired Marc Trestman, former head coach of the CFL Montreal Alouettes, as the team’s newest head coach.

I wonder if someone will say the same thing 100 years from now?

Environmental Economics

Although the hole will not close completely until midcentury at the earliest, the healing is reassuring to scientists who pushed for the Montreal Protocol. From Science: Since it was discovered in 1985, the Antarctic ozone hole has been a potent symbol of humankind’s ability to cause unintended environmental harm. But now comes a glimmer of good news: The void in the ozone layer is shrinking. “It’s

2016 122

What this Indigenous Mohawk Elder wants us to Know.

Elephant Journal

Although he is a traditional healer, Patton spoke to the delegates of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Quebec, as if a warrior. Patton is a Mohawk “Faith Keeper,” or one who is committed to the "Creator."

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Four New Man-Made Gases Found That Harm Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

Green (Living) Review

s 1987 Montreal Protocol. OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth''s protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a study showed on Sunday.

"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Montreal, Quebec. Via : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. New York, NY. May 17-18, 2018. Submissions: closed. link]. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. Cambridge, MA. July 23-24, 2018. Submissions: closed (invite only). link]. Camp Resources XXV. Wrightsville Beach, NC. August 12-14, 2018. Submissions: closed. link].

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Small Island Nation Leads Push for Biggest Climate Opportunity of 2010

Green (Living) Review

C tipping point Geneva, Switzerland, June 2010 – For the fourth year in a row, the small island state of Micronesia (FSM) has taken the lead to combat climate change by fighting to phase down the production and use of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty. The Montreal Protocol Parties discussed the Micronesia proposal and a similar proposal submitted by the US , Canada , and Mexico. The treaty is Montreal

2010 126

New Carbon Market Rules for Destroying Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Open the Door for Major Climate Benefits

Green (Living) Review

The Montreal Protocol’s technical experts estimate that recovery and destruction of these substances could result in climate mitigation of up to 6 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent by 2015,” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development. “If With the world increasingly focused on preventing climate change, the climate mitigation potential of the Montreal Protocol has received significant attention in recent years.

White Roofs Cut Energy Consumption In Cool Climates Too

Green (Living) Review

student Mirata Hosseini modeled the effect in the notoriously cold cities of Milwaukee, Montreal, Toronto, and even Anchorage, and found value everywhere. One of the easiest ways to fight global warming is more widely applicable than previously thought, and has the added bonus of saving money.

2016 143

The World’s Surprising Top 8 Bike Share Programs


Modeled after Montreal’s Bixi (which has claimed the #8 spot on this list), the Citi Bikes are efficient and well-received, with many New Yorkers happily welcoming the program. 8 – Montreal, Canada. If you love art, French-Canadian culture, and the winter, Montreal is the city for you.

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Big, Fast, Cheap Climate Opportunity Within Reach

Green (Living) Review

Using the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and foam-blowing applications for insulation – could result in mitigation of 100 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent by 2050, at a cost of 5-10 cents per tonne. The Montreal Protocol is the best environmental treaty the world has ever created,” said Zaelke. “At

Asthma Inhalers and the Ozone Layer

Eco Friendly Daily

Because of the far-reaching Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the emergency albuterol inhalers asthma patients have used for years are changing, and the old versions won’t be produced or sold past December 2008.

‘Super’ Greenhouse Gases Targeted by India and US Task Force

Green (Living) Review

HFCs are chemicals are potential substitutes for ozone-depleting and climate-warming CFCs and HCFCs currently being phased out under the Montreal Protocol treaty to protect the ozone layer. The task force will include industry representatives, scientists, and government officials from India and the US to evaluate a phase-down of the production and use of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

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India Annoyed By Western Criticism over Carbon Emission Goals


And developed countries took the responsibility under the Montreal Protocol, which has not yet happened under other discussions that we are having.

A Late May Visit to Bloomingdale Bog

10,000 Birds

My string of winter-only visits to the Adirondacks is over now, happily, because of a three-day weekend with the family in Montreal. Montreal, while far to the north of New York City, is in Canada, which is certainly not the Adirondacks. How convenient is it that there are nice trails at Bloomingdale Bog for us to walk, and that it is just off of Route 3, which was our intended way to Plattsburgh and then Montreal?

World's Most Successful Environmental Treaty Turns 25


The treaty is the Montreal Protocol and its success has avoided one of the most severe global environmental threats the world has ever faced—the destruction of the stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Cancun Climate Talks Conclude on Positive Note

Green (Living) Review

Zaelke noted that aspects of these three provisions were borrowed from the Montreal Protocol treaty originally designed to protect the stratospheric ozone layer. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” added Zaelke, when we can borrow from the Montreal Protocol, which has been successful precisely because it was able to bridge the differences between the two sides. Ninety one countries support using the Montreal Protocol to cut the use of HFCs.

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An Adventure for Wetlands Restoration: Living on a Boat, Saving our Coast


I started in Montreal, rode down the entire east coast, and then started heading west along the gulf. I first arrived in New Orleans in month seven of my bicycle tour around the US. Upon my arrival in New Orleans, I immediately fell in love with the culture and the people.

Dealing with the Heat Effect Island in Cities


To combat this effect, Montreal is "re-greening" urban areas. One of the signature projects is at the Palais de Congrés in Montreal's downtown. CBC News reports on the Heat Effect Island, which means that cities are particularly at risk from extreme heat.