Eco-responsible habits are greatly promoted in our office and since we are aware that changes take place collectively, one gesture at a time, we have made it our mission to transmit our eco-responsible values to our employees. With sanitary measures requiring most of our employees to stay at home, we wanted to know what they were using on a daily basis in order to continue their good habits from the office. So, here are 5 interesting responses we received:
Karine: Dishwashing products
To do her dishes, Karine opts for dish soap refills from The Unscented Company in order to avoid wasting plastic containers. She also uses natural double-sided sponges made from nuts. Small tip: since the sponges are quite large, Karine cuts them in half to maximize their use!
Annie: Products Made of Bamboo
Whether it is for her toothbrush, makeup remover pads or for her cotton swabs, Annie is sold to bamboo products from the Quebec company OLA Bamboo! After all, bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly materials due to its biodegradable, compostable and reusable composition.
Carole-Anne: Cleaning Without Chemical Products
Carole-Anne uses the microfiber wipes from Norwexwhich aim to stop using harmful chemicals. “Favourite product for washing windows with just water, and the results are even better than with a cleaning product! “
Coralie: Bar shampoos
Coralie has been using shampoo bars for some time and she loves it! No more plastic containers! She notably uses products from the Montreal company BKIND. By the way, did you know that one bar of shampoo contains the equivalent of two to three medium-sized bottles of shampoo? Wow!
Lilie: A More Eco-Responsible Litter
Having two cats in the house and noticing that their litter boxes created a lot of waste, Lilie got herself a litter bin which allows her to clean the litter box every day, but only spend one garbage bag a week! Also, Lilie opts for bulk silica litter, which is a 100% natural litter that she gets from Mondou.
Valentine’s Day is approaching and why not celebrate your love while supporting a great cause? This year especially, local businesses are in great need of encouragement. This is why we thought it would be interesting to share with you some gift ideas that will delight both your loved ones and a Quebec business owner.
Flowers, a classic!
With social events banned for nearly a year now, florists have been particularly affected in the recent months. Cheer on your local florist and make your other half happy at the same time!
Atelier Floral is one of our favorite florists and offers delivery everywhere in Greater Montreal!
A donation as a gift
Another great way to celebrate this holiday so as to avoid overconsumption is to give a donation as a gift! With a CanadaHelps gift card, you can send a personalized card for the value of your choice and your loved one chooses which organization will receive the funds.
Idées Cadeaux Québec
Idée Cadeau Quebec is the reference in terms of buying local, and has a wide variety of products for her, for him or even for couples! Check out their Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
Canoë aims to create an open living environment that will focus on exchange, innovation, and appropriation of public spaces with an exemplary sustainable design approach focusing on the needs of tomorrow. This mixed-use project is intended to accommodate approximately 650 condo units, 200 rental units, 158 units for social housing and 60,000 to 80,000 square feet of retail space.