The origins of Nature-Action Québec (NAQ) date back to 1986, when a handful of residents of the South Shore of Montreal were concerned about the spread of pesticides in residential areas and their potential health effects. They decide to take action and change things. These modest beginnings did not predict the growth and influence that NAQ is experiencing today.
NAQ has evolved into its current form: a large-scale social economy enterprise that shapes and executes transition projects in more than 100 communities with 350 projects annually. Faced with the climate emergency that is shaking our planet, we now realize that it is time to act for the good of the communities of today and tomorrow. Our mission is to guide people and organizations in the application of good environmental practices.
Whether through conservation of natural environments in perpetuity, environmental restoration of degraded environments, awareness, territorial planning, sustainable development, project management, environmental municipal programs and infrastructure, education or communication, Nature-Action Québec puts its expertise at the service of nature for more than 35 years now and makes a real difference in the environment.
Our vision is :
“By diversifying and consolidating our partnerships, collaborations and areas of expertise, we are supporting cities, organizations and private owners towards better environmental practices. Thanks to the quality of our projects and effective communication, we are recognized in Quebec as a reference that innovates in several environmental spheres.”
The success of NAQ is based on the strength of its team of more than 100 professionals dedicated to environmental protection. Experts, managers and technicians who possess enviable skills in various sectors of activity and who have chosen to work in an organization whose values and commitment they share.
- $125 million invested in environmental protection since 1987
- 12,000 hectares of protected natural environments
- 350 environmental projects completed each year
- 20,000 metric tonnes recovered annually from ecocentres