Environmental Information

Note : The content of the websites proposed here in English language does not always correspond to that of the websites in French language. Websites with similar content had to be found, due to the fact that official Quebec publications are generally not translated into English.

In the event that the information contained in the websites below is contrary to municipal regulations, the latter shall prevail.

In sink garbage disposal

In sink garbage disposal are forbidden for household connected on municipal drinking water networks.

Sierra Club Green Home (SCGH)

Garbage Disposal: Do You Really Need One?

Disturbing noise
Wood heating

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

A Guide to Residential Wood Heating


The impacts of open fires on Air Quality

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (2016):

Guidance document for Canadian jurisdictions on Open-Air burning


Release of pollutants into wastewater systems

Environment and Climate change – Canada (2015):

Introduction to Water Quality

Government of New Brunswick (2017):

Practical solutions – A Reference Guide to Household Hazardous Product Alternatives

Runoff water

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Rain Gardens: Improve Stormwater Management in Your Yard

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Decreasing Runoff and Increasing Stormwater Infiltration

Connecticut River Joint Commissions

Buffers for Agriculture

Invasive species

Environment Canada

Invasive Plants

Invasive Species Center

Invasive Plants

Forest management

Ministère des Ressources naturelles (MRN)

Zones and bioclimatic Domains in Quebec

Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP)

Rigorous and Adaptive Forest Management – Main highlights

Trees Ontario

Tree Planting Tips

Septic installations

Municipality of the Township of Potton

Ecological gardening and permaculture
Ecological housing

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Green Housing

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions- Commercial and Residential Sector Emissions


Resources for sustainable housing

Residual Material

Municipality of the Township of Potton

Residual Material management for citizens

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Reducing C&D Materials

RECYC-QUÉBEC and Éco Entreprises Québec

What is recyclable?

Light pollution

International Dark-Sky Association

Outdoor Lighting Basics

Réserve internationale de ciel étoilé du Mont Mégantic

Light pollution, multiples impacts, many solutions

Planting shrubs in replacement of trees
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