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Vigilant Global partners with Lufa Farms

by Adelaide Z  |  November 15, 2013

Vigilant Global announced this week its partnership with Montreal-based Lufa Farms – builders of the first commercial rooftop greenhouse with the vision of changing the way the world eats. Every Tuesday, Lufa Farms will deliver Vigilant-subsidized grocery baskets of rooftop-grown organic... read more

What is BOMA Best certification?

by Adelaide Z  |  December 7, 2010

Walking in the main lobby of our building one day I noticed some new signage on my way to the elevators. Our building was BOMA Best certified. The BOMA Best (Building Environmental Standards) initiative is Canada’s leading environmental certification program for commercial buildings and Vigilant... read more

First Habitat for Humanity LEED house built in Montreal

by Adelaide Z  |  September 27, 2010

Saturday was a big day for the Aabid-Ezzerouali family. They finally got the keys to their new home their neighbours, local companies, and random volunteers built over this past year. They are the first Montreal family to move into a LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)... read more

Bubbly water from public fountains?

by Adelaide Z  |  September 22, 2010

Paris is experimenting with a uniquely Italian idea to provide both flat and sparkling water from its public water fountains. They city hopes to wean Parisians from their plastic water-bottle habit and promote tap water since the country invests so much in maintaining the high quality. The... read more

No more plastic!

by Adelaide Z  |  June 1, 2010 No more plastic!

According to nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Despite our access to free, clean drinking water, North Americans still prefer bottled water. The United Nations estimates there are 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean and approximately... read more