This section introduces you to the work of our Eco-responsibility Committee and will be enhanced by educational capsules throughout the preparation of this Congress.

This eco-responsible event is broutght to you by

Committee Members

Réseau québécois des femmes en environnement

The Réseau québécois des femmes en environnement is a non-profit organization that works to promote responsible consumption and waste management for cultural events since 2001. In keeping with its members’ shared commitment to the principles of solidarity, fairness, and eco-responsibility, the Réseau was one of the first organizations to ecologize its own events and activities. In 2001, the organization joined forces with Recyc-Québec to produce a practical guide to organizing sustainable, eco-friendly public events. In 2008, the Réseau officially launched its “Sustainable Events” initiative, a project whose aim is to facilitate and promote the organization of eco-responsible events by offering training, lectures, guidance and customized tools. For more information, visit

Regroupement des Éco-quartiers

Members of the Regroupement des Éco-quartiers work with local residents, organizations and institutions to improve citizens’ quality of life. Through awareness campaigns, education and various activities, they seek to find lasting, integrated solutions to environmental issues. The Regroupement wants to be involved in the organization of the Congress in order to share its experience and benefit from the enriched knowledge offered by such an event.

Nicolas Bastien, B.Sc. Qualified Eco-Adviser
Consultant Services in Sustainable Development and Eco-Responsibility

Nicolas Bastien has served as an eco-advisor for various organizations over the past five years. His career began with an internship at the regional Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine branch of the Quebec Ministère du Développement durable, de l’environnement et des Parcs, after which he took part in an Environment Canada-sponsored project to design a sustainable development analysis tool at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC). From 2005 to 2007, he was coordinator of the One-Tonne Challenge program for the Chambly area. Since that time, Nicolas Bastien has served as an eco-advisor for the organization of various eco-responsible events held at the Centre des congrès de Québec and Palais des congrès de Montréal. He first became involved in environmental education as a sea kayaking guide and interpreter at the Saguenay-Saint-Laurent Marine Park and later by delivering numerous workshops on waste management and climate change for Nature-Action Québec. Mr. Bastien is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association québécoise pour la promotion de l'éducation relative à l'environnement (AQPERE) since spring 2008.

Destination Management and Professional Congress Organizer

As a destination management company and professional congress organizer, JPdL is proud to provide its clients with environmentally-responsible alternatives for services. A leader in Canada for recognizing the huge impact the meetings industry has on the environment and resource consumption, JPdL has developed valuable expertise and a full range of services to ensure the events we organize reflect our principles as well as those of our clients regarding environmental responsibility and sustainable development. This conscientiousness and commitment begins in our own office practices before extending to our clients’ events.

Environment Canada Biosphère

The Biosphère is a showcase for information, education and awareness on major environmental issues related to water, air, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development and responsible consumption.

As a museum of the environment, the Biosphère presents exhibitions and activities for youth and adults that include permanent and temporary exhibits, interactive displays and fun and informative guided activities such as games, experiments, challenges, workshops, animation and multimedia shows. The museum also offers a program of educational activities for school groups that can be followed on site, in class, in natural settings or remotely through videoconferencing across Canada. 

As Environment Canada’s national centre of expertise in environmental education and engagement, the Biosphère also develops products and activities with partners across the country and serves as a hub of discussion and choice venue for events relating to the environment and sustainable development.

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