Vo­ting be­gun in vi­deo gar­bage contest

Re­si­dents get crea­tive with sub­mis­sions

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS - ORI­GI­NAL AR­TICLES BY KRIS­TI­NA EDSON

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 teams

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.

How­to­vote

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.

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