The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion wishes to be an actor of change by offering its population educational activities concerning the environment.
Activities are reserved for Vaudreuil-Dorion residents, unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for most activities.
|January 23, 7 p.m.
|I eat sustainably
|By Valérie Michaud, Earth Day speaker
|February 15, 7 p.m.
|Gardening for birds
|By Élise Laferrière, Le Nichoir
|March 19, 7 p.m.
|Learn to identify and manage invasive alien plant species in Vaudreuil-Dorion
|By Amandine Bonet and Anne-Sophie Lemay, City of Vaudreuil-Dorion
|May 9, 7 p.m.
|Is urban beekeeping such a good idea?
|By a Polliflora speaker
|June 13, 7 p.m.
|Introduction to sustainable housing
|By July Paquin, Écohabitation
|October 22, 7 p.m.
|By Mélissa de La Fontaine, de COOP INCITA
|November 21, 7 p.m.
|Smart travel or "slow tourism''
|By Frédéric Campeau, Arbre-Évolution and Le semoir
See the Calendar section of the website for full conference details.
Online or by phone at 450 455-3371, option 1
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Horticultural Fair since 2020. Citizens are offered a distribution of compost, wood chips, ecological grass seeds, shrubs and small trees and more. Once planted, these plants will contribute to the greening and beautification of the city.
In 2024, the Horticultural Fair will be held on May 10 to 12 at the Municipal Arena.
- Distribution of shrubs, small trees and seeds (maximum of two shrubs per residence)
Cost: $10/shrub (online payment when booking)
- Self-service compost and wood chips
Second distribution location: 5130 Harwood Road (at the intersection of Montée d'Alstonvale)
Consult the full description of shrubs (in French).
Registration starting on May 1st, 9 a.m. (online)
Citizen's card mandatory
Registration will close on May 8 or until availability depletion.
Since 2020, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Chasse aux trésors to give a second life to objects. Citizens are invited to drop off furniture or other objects at the curb that they wish to give to the next person. On a first-come, first-served basis, interested parties will be able to take possession of these treasures, free of charge.
The Chasse aux trésors take place in May and September. Citizens wishing to dispose of items can drop them off at the curb at 8 a.m. This year, no registration with the City is required. Participants will simply have to place a sign indicating "To Donate" next to their items.
It is important to note that all items not collected must be picked up by 9 p.m. on Sunday. In case of rain, the decision to take the items outside or not is up to the participants. Thank you for your understanding.
Household hazardous waste and unprotected sharps will not be allowed to be displayed at the curb during the event, which will take place rain or shine.
Dates in 2024:
- May 25 and 26
- September 28 and 29
Every year, from May to August, environmental awareness officers travel the streets of the City to answer citizens' environmental questions. They educate, inform and advise the public on environmental protection, in addition to leading various environmental awareness activities.
The Réparothon is held every year in October. This free activity offers citizens the opportunity to discuss and repair various objects. The offer changes from year to year. In 2024, the Réparothon will be held on October 26 at the Centre multisports André-Chagnon.
Kiosks on location:
- Aiguisage CL (knife sharpening - maximum of 3);
- Cercle des fermières (simple clothing repair);
- PC-Teck (solving computer problems);
- Scout 19e Vaudreuil-Dorion (repair of clothing and broken or unsoldered objects);
- Tricentris (good recycling practices);
- City of Vaudreuil-Dorion (library, Le Lab and environment section).
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Environment Section will hold DIY workshops on how to make a tawashi
scrubber - a zero-waste sponge for scrubbing dishes, and shopping bags. Participants will be asked to
bring old socks or sweaters.
Citizens are invited to bring in their used books for minor repairs. In collaboration with the Lab, they will also be able to give a second life to their old clothes through digital printing. To do so, they will need to bring clothing or pieces of fabric, as well as their images in digital format on a USB key.
Citizens will also have the chance to dispose of their old batteries, ink cartridges, small electronic devices, corks and pencils at the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's kiosk (environment section).
Conference : eco-friendly decor, 1:30 p.m.
With Vanessa Sicotte, from Damask & dentelle
What if a change of scenery was not in contradiction with overconsumption? At a time when we are collectively becoming aware of the damage done to the environment, can we still afford to follow decorating trends without contributing to the plague? Vanessa Sicotte, designer and historian of decorative arts, is convinced that it is still possible! During this conference, you will learn different tips such as: use what you have at home, make new with old, hunt deals like a pro, and create a unique and sustainable decor, without exceeding your budget.
For more information, contact the Environment Section by email or at 450-455-3371, option 1.