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Éco IGA funds

Fonds Éco IGA

Over 2,000 environmental projects financed throughout Quebec and now New-Brunswick as well

1. What is Fonds Éco IGA?

Managed by the organization Jour de la Terre Québec, Fonds Éco IGA was founded in 2008 by Quebec’s IGA grocers, whose donations will total ten million this year. Fonds Éco IGA drives sustainable development by financing concrete, sustainable projects that respond to environmental realities and aim to protect, conserve, and promote sustainable environmental practices across Quebec and now New Brunswick as well.

Since its inception, Fonds Éco IGA has:

  • Distributed over 116,700 ecological items to citizens between 2010 and 2018, including over 91,200 rainwater barrels and over 25,550 domestic compost bins. Click here to learn more.
  • Held 474 À vos frigos workshops in 17 administrative regions in Quebec as well as in New Brunswick to help citizens reduce household food waste. Click here to learn more.
  • Deployed Action Réduction certification and a Residual Waste Management Program in store. Click here to learn more. 

THE FINANCING OF SEVERAL HUNDRED PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE, INCLUDING:

  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue: Acquisition of a specialized apparatus for recycling fluorescent lightbulbs, CFER La Renaissance 
  • Lanaudière: Bécik jaune - deployment of a self-serve bike system in the region of Joliette, Maison des jeunes, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
  • Outaouais: Distribution of 1,000 drinking water and energy conservation kits, City of Gatineau
  • Laval: Construction of floating islands to protect the geographic areas inhabited by the tortoises in the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Éco-Nature, Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
  • Gaspé–Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Establishment of a recycling and composting program, Îles-de-la-Madeleine Hospital
  • Estrie: Establishment of an industrial composting facility, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Montreal: Used battery collection program, Mercier neighbourhood (Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) 
  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: Purchase of bike racks, Société de développement de Saint-Honoré
  • Montérégie: Riverbed cleanup at five sites on the Richelieu River, Comité de concertation et de valorisation du bassin de la rivière Richelieu
  • Laurentians: Acquisition of a commercial dishwasher and reusable dishware, Terre-Soleil school