About the GRÉEA

The GRÉEA is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary research group in environmental and animal ethics, created at the end of the year 2015 and, since 2016, associated with the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ).

The GRÉEA promotes exchange and collaboration between researchers (professors/teachers in university/CEGEP, post-doc students, etc.) and graduate students (Master’s or PhD level) working in environmental ethics, animal ethics or on related issues. Members of the group meet regularly to discuss their on-going research projects.

The GRÉEA aims to make more visible and accessible — to academic as well as non-academic audiences — French and English language research in environmental and animal ethics through public events, such as workshops and conferences. In addition, announcements about environmental and animal ethics events, along with our members’ recent publications, are regularly published on our website.

Putting theory into practice

We are committed to reducing the negative impact of our activities on non-human animals and ecosystems. We serve only plant-based food and beverages, as local and organic as possible, in non-disposable tableware, at GRÉEA events. We only fund travel by train, bus, boat, or even less environmentally damaging modes. We favour electronic and digital over printed materials whenever possible.

GRÉEA acknowledges that its main activities are held on unceded First Nations’ territories in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal.