Businesses at the Heart of Change
ZWF, La Cale, Éco quartier Villeray, le 5e café eand Jour de la Terre
Rencontrez des entrepreneurs qui ont adoptés une politique verte que ce soit sur une initiative personnelle ou collective ou dans une petite ou grande entreprise.
Aurore Courtieu-Boinot, Project Manager, La Tasse
After several years in event management, in 2012 Aurore Courtieux-Boinot transitioned into managing environmental projects with the Villeray Eco-quartier and GEEP, a leader in end-of-life electronics materials management. She developed a solid understanding of waste materials management in the Quebecois context. Holder of a diploma in public relations from the University of Edinburgh, she is finishing a masters in environmental management from the University of Sherbrooke.
Lann Déry, La Cale
Mother, writer and now an entrepreneur, Lann worries about the environmental situation and is working to do her part. She is co-owner of La Cal, a zero waste pub, which will open in Spring 2019 in Montreal. After several years of working in the restaurant industry, she and her colleagues decided to take the situation in their own hands to show other restaurateurs and bar owners that it is not only possible, but actually quite easy, to operate an establishment from zero waste principles.
Julie Lafortune, le Jour de la Terre
Julie is the Quebec director for the Earth Day organization, whose mission is to aid individuals and organizations in reducing their environmental impact. Since 2009, Earth Day is responsible for managing Funds Éco IGA, in which IGA merchants invest millions of dollars each year to finance all kinds of environmental projects. Julie has worked in the areas of environment, sustainable development and the RSE for ten years. It was during a sojourn in Senegal when she was working on her master’s thesis on fair trade cotton that she developed an interest in the nascent RSE and corporate engagement. From 2012 to 2017, she optimized waste management in IGA stores and consulted Sobeys Québec in sustainable development. She enthusiastically mobilizes citizens, businesses and institutions to implement their environmental plans.
Vincent Dessureault et Dorian Zéphir, le 5e café
The 5th Café is a collective project directed by two former engineers, both of whom are connoisseurs of coffee, zero waste and good vibes! Their desire to have a direct impact on their society at the social and environmental level drove them to create a café which has a range of impact on its consumers, partners, and the hospitality industry.
Adeline Krieger, moderator
Adeline has always been interested in and aware of the environment, and the zero waste lifestyle gradually made its way into her daily routine through buying in bulk for the kitchen. The space of about two years, nearly her entire apartment is zero waste. Her engagement in the Zero Waste Festival organizing committee was a natural step in her path to raising her environmental consciousness.