NDG SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TABLE

The sustainable development table was restarted in 2022 with the goal of bringing together the residents and organisations working towards making NDG environmentally conscious and sustainable.  

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TABLE / TABLE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE
The NDG Sustainable Development Table envisions a greener and more sustainable future for our community. By fostering collaboration among residents and organizations, we strive to create environmentally conscious initiatives that will positively impact NDG's ecological and social well-being. Together, we aim to build a thriving and resilient neighborhood that prioritizes sustainability and preserves the beauty of our surroundings for generations to come.

Members

  • Coalition for Green and Quiet Neighborhood
  • Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook
  • Incredible Edibles NDG
  • Borough CDN-NDG
  • Association of pedestrian and cyclists of NDG
  • Ecoquartier
  • The Depot Community Food Centre
  • MNA office

ACTIVITIES - PROJECTS - EVENTS

Climat Cafe 2024 February

2024

  • Tuesday, May 21, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: YMCA NDG - Member’s Lounge (4335 Hampton, H4A 2L3
  • Snacks and drinks will be provided!
  • Please email michellepawlowsky@ndg.ca to RSVP so we can plan accordingly for drinks, snacks, and seating. However, drop-ins are always welcome!
  • Join us for the fourth session of the NDG Climate Café on May 21st at 7:00 PM! Everyone is welcome and everyone’s perspective matters!

Nurturing Biodiversity in Our Neighbourhoods with Emma Despland

Did you know cities can provide surprisingly valuable habitats for biodiversity? We will discuss the on-going biodiversity crisis, the city of Montreal's pollinator plan and ways in which local residents can get involved in enacting that plan in both private and public spaces. We will also explore the principle of 'mainstreaming' biodiversity, enshrined in the COP15 agreement, and discuss how we can put this into practice in our own neighborhoods. Emma Despland is a professor in the Department of Biology at Concordia University and a Fellow of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. She is also the mother of three children. Her research focuses on plant-insect interactions, the cornerstone of all terrestrial ecosystems, and asks questions about why insects choose to eat the plants they do, how social interactions contribute to the survival of larval insects, and how insect outbreaks explode and then collapse. She is also deeply committed to nature education and helping people develop a connection to the natural world.

 

Green fair 2023 in NDG

Green Fair NDG 2023

Residents and organizations gathered to promote environmental consciousness, sustainability, and food security in NDG. The event featured information kiosks, creative and environmental workshops, a children's play presented by Meute Monde, and music by the local music collective NDG Electronik. The fair was held in front of the chalet at NDG Park from 12 PM to 4 PM on June 3rd.

LAST YEAR STATISTIC

After the impact of COVID-19, in 2021, our outreach team focused on bringing the community back together through different kiosks and outdoor festive events such as neighborhood barbecue, the wheel game and community gardening.
Wheel game: Having spent all of last summer surveying residents the team felt that general outreach needed some new tools. We created the wheel game as a result!
In total 303 residents were surveyed
we had approximately 35 winners of gift cards or electronic Tablets

Vision for future outreach in NDG

Partnership with other organizations

Partnership is a critical component of successful outreach efforts in the NDG neighborhood. The NDG Community Council actively seeks partnerships with other community organizations to maximize outreach opportunities and better serve the needs of residents. For instance, the council provides kiosks during other organizations' events, and community workers from other organizations can join together for outreach initiatives. By working collaboratively, the Council can promote resources not only from its own organization but also from other organizations in NDG. This is made possible through effective communication and trust-building efforts among community organizations. By sharing information about available resources and collaborating on outreach initiatives, community organizations can help to ensure that residents are aware of and have access to the services they need. Partnership is a crucial aspect of building a connected and supportive community in NDG.

Partnership with residents

Partnership with residents is another essential aspect of successful outreach efforts in the NDG neighborhood. The NDG Community Council works to involve residents in outreach activities, such as kiosks and door-to-door campaigns, by recruiting volunteers from the community. This approach not only enables the council to expand its outreach efforts but also empowers residents to actively participate in the community and learn more about the services offered by the council. By involving residents in outreach initiatives, the council can build trust, establish relationships, and gain valuable insights into the needs of the community. This partnership approach fosters a sense of ownership and pride among residents and promotes a more connected and engaged community in NDG.

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