Managed by the organization Jour de la Terre Québec, Fonds Éco IGA was founded in 2008 by Quebec’s IGA grocers who will donate their ninth $1 million this year.
Its goal is to finance projects that respond to environmental realities and aim to protect, conserve, and promote sustainable environmental practices throughout Quebec, and in New Brunswick now too. Since its creation, Fonds Éco IGA has:
- distributed close to 85,500 ecological items to citizen, including 72,409 rainwater barrels. For more information, click here.
- held 96 À vos frigos workshops in 17 administrative regions of Québec to help citizens reduce household food waste. For more information, click here.
- deployed an in-store waste management program. For more information, click here.
- sponsored a ZinZen project: to revitalize of a neglected space in the town of Nicolet. For more information, click here.