Fill Your Tummy Without Filling Your Trash
REGAL, RECYC-QUÉBEC et Desjardins
Éric Ménard, REGAL
Passionate about social and environmental causes, Éric Ménard, alias Éric the Eco-zealot, has a bachelors in communication and a masters in environmental management. The fight against food waste has become his principle battleground since his masters thesis about the subject in 2013. Always on the lookout for new information and initiatives, he is a blogger, presenter, independent researcher and coordinator of REGAL – the Anti-Food-Waste Network of Montreal, which he founded in the Fall of 2016.
Mariane Maltais of RECYC-QUÉBEC
Mariane Maltais-Guilbault has a masters in environmental management from the University of Sherbrooke as well as a masters in engineering, environmental management and sustainable development from the University of Technology in Troyes, France. She is an industrial development agent at RECYC-QUÉBEC, where she works on reducing loss and food waste as well as on recycling organic materials. She developed requests for proposals for food waste projects and distributed nearly $1.55 million to stimulate growth-generating programs. She now focuses on developing collaborations between businesses, organizations and municipalities by equipping them with tools and training in best practices.
Hélène Olland from Desjardins for Coriandr
Through her involvement and perseverance, Hélène Olland has distinguished herself through her daily contribution to a sustainable and responsible economy. Dynamic and creative, Hélène holds a masters in management sciences from UQAM and has ten years of experience in social responsibility, strategy, and sales and marketing. Senior advisor at Desjardins, she implements and follows up on Desjardins’ social responsibility strategy. She is also on the finance committee for Ecotech Québec, an innovation cluster of green technologies, and at the heart of Cooperathon, the largest competition for open innovation, organized by Desjardins Lab. A member of the board of directors of Insertech, a social economy nonprofit dedicated to the reintegration of youth, she also was Vice President of Social Responsibility for the Youth Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.