Town launches gar­bage re­du­cing vi­deo chal­lenge

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

Saint-La­zare re­si­dents are being as­ked to star in their own vi­deo pro­duc­tion de­tai­ling the best ways to re­duce hou­se­hold waste.

And win­ners can earn some nice prizes in the pro­cess.

The mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty laun­ched the con­test, On Our Way to One Bin, ear­lier this month as part of a pro­vin­cial waste re­duc­tion week. The Town feels the con­test is an in­no­va­tive way to in­form re­si­dents about gar­bage re­duc­tion and the tran­si­tion to a one-bin gar­bage pi­ckup on Jan. 1.

Hel­ping launch the con­test on Oct. 9 were Sou­langes MNA Lu­cie Char­le­bois, and Saint-La­zare Mayor Ro­bert Gri­mau­do. Both en­cou­rage people to make ea­sy li­fe­style changes such as re­cy­cling more, com­pos­ting and reu­sing items around the home.

Those in­ter­es­ted are as­ked to pro­duce a two-mi­nute vi­deo de­tai­ling ways to cut back on gar­bage des­ti­ned for land­fills. A People’s Choice Award of a $3,000 tra­vel cre­dit is up for grabs along with a $500 vou­cher for Phar­ma­prix Saint-La­zare, and a $200 vou­cher at the store of your choice. There are al­so Ju­ry Awards of six lift ti­ckets to Mont Ri­gaud ski hill, two an­nual VIP passes at Chez Mau­rice, and more. Vi­deos must be uploa­ded to the Town’s web­site by Nov. 16, while people will be as­ked to vote on the Saint-La­zare Fa­ce­book page from Nov. 23 to Dec. 3. An award ce­re­mo­ny will be held on Dec. 12. To re­gis­ter go to http://ville.saintla­­way­too­ne­bin.

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