Voting begun in video garbage contest
Residents get creative with submissions
Anyone wondering how to reduce the amount of garbage produced in the home or workplace can get inspired - while learning quite a bit - by watching eight creative and informative videos that have been posted on the Town of Saint Lazare’s Facebook page.
And after watching them, be sure to vote for the one you liked best. The video submissions were produced and submitted by regular citizens as part of a municipal contest titled, On Our Way to One Bin. The contest, which was closed for submissions on Nov. 16th, challenged people to produce a two-minute video detailing ways to cut back on garbage, which would otherwise be destined for landfills.
Eight families or individuals took the challenge and produced their own video submissions.
The video entry teams are as follows: Team Megan Brooks’ video featured two adorable entertainers rapping about recycling; Team Marie-Ève Guay produced an animated and informative family video; Team Marie-Josée Lambert, also a family effort, offered useful recycling tips, Team Glen Gregory’s video was a news-style show filled with easy lifestyle changes; Elliot Talec created a humorous, unique look at reducing garbage; Marie-Anouk Malouin’s submission featured a brother and sister team demonstrating many easy ways to reduce garbage output; Nicholas Tosaj produced a silent-film-style and bilingual video with 10 tips for a virtually sustainable kitchen; Team Nancy Lépine came up with a documentary-style video featuring and narrated by a young girl who outlined ways to reduce garbage in and around Saint-Lazare.
All submissions began by thanking sponsors including MNA Lucie Charlebois, the Town of Saint Lazare and Bar Chez Maurice. And all illustrate that Saint-Lazare has many creative residents with useful ideas for reducing household waste.
Voting, which began on Nov. 23rd, will run until Dec. 3rd on the Town’s Facebook page. To view all of the videos, search Ville de Saint-Lazare in the Facebook search bar. The videos are posted on the page. Votes will be tabulated based on the number of “likes” each video receives. And though no golden statues will be handed out at a Dec. 12th ceremony, there are many impressive prizes to be won including a $3,000 travel credit for the People’s Choice Award, a $500 voucher for Pharmaprix Saint-Lazare, as well as a $200 voucher at the Saint-Lazare store of the winner’s choice. There are also Jury Awards of six lift tickets to Mont Rigaud ski hill and two annual VIP passes at Chez Maurice available.