Involved in a green project? Participate in our contest!

"Je suis vert" cascades contest provides environmental projects.

Organized in collaboration with the Environment Report on the TV show Salut Bonjour!, the “Je suis vert Cascades” contest provides environmental projects with a little extra push to get things rolling. What’s the prize? One of eight prizes of $5 000 in cascades products for your fundraising campaign!

Contest ends June 19. Seven winners have already been selected. Here are some of the projects chosen:

4 000 stuffed animals for 4 000 smiles

Manon Jobin, aka “the dream merchant,” collects used stuffed animals and passes them on to new and appreciative owners during her travels. What’s her goal? To collect 4 000 stuffed animals for 4 000 smiles.

To follow Manon on her adventures, visit her Facebook page:

View the 4 000 stuffed animals for 4 000 smiles report.

Raccoon Skis

Sébastien Moquin and Jonathan Bourgeois have been passionate skiers since they were kids, but they never dreamed that one day they would be pioneers in the world of skiing. The first alpine ski manufacturers in Québec, they are integrating sustainable development practices and their love for nature and their region by producing skis made from Québec maple wood. In addition to hiring locally, Raccoon Skis is affiliated with Tree Canada, an organization that plants one maple tree in Québec for every pair of skis sold.

View the Raccoon Skis report.

Christmas at Collège de Champigny

For the past 12 years, Collège de Champigny has been celebrating Christmas differently. Every year, more than 650 students and teachers, each dressed as Santa Claus, parade through the streets of L’Ancienne-Lorette collecting non-perishable foods, toys and donations for local community organizations.

View the Christmas at Collège de Champigny report.

Project “Change de chaise”

Change de chaise is a humanitarian project that has been involved in sponsoring a young Haitian boy named Githo for the past three years. To help out the boy and his school, students and staff at Joseph-François-Perrault secondary school collect and repair old chairs which are then sold. All profits are sent to young Githo and his classmates!

View the “Change de chaise” report.

Are you working on an environmental project that needs financing? Only a few days left to register! To participate or for more information, visit us at www.jesuisvertcascades.com.

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About the Author
Mélanie St-Pierre

Mélanie St-Pierre is a sustainable development advisor for Cascades. As an intern in the Cascades Communications Department, she already loved how her workplace’s values matched hers. “As far as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to make a difference. In my opinion, communication is the perfect tool for changing attitudes and habits in a way that favours a greener tomorrow. I’m proud to work for Cascades, a true leader in this field!” Mélanie holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, writing and multimedia from the Université de Sherbrooke. In her free time, she is involved in all sorts of environmental and social projects. For her, sustainable development isn’t just a job; it’s a way of life.

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