Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough now boasts a green roof with the largest organic garden located on a supermarket roof in the country. The grocery store IGA extra Famille Duchemin will now offer its customers certified organic produce grown on its own roof. This cutting-edge store is also in the process of obtaining silver LEED certification.
And in a constant effort to support their customers in becoming more environmentally conscious, Quebec’s IGA grocers created Fonds Éco IGA in 2008. Managed by Jour de la Terre, Fonds Éco IGA finances concrete and sustainable projects that respond to environmental realties and aim to protect, conserve, and promote sustainable environmental practices across Quebec and New Brunswick. Thanks to the million dollars allocated annually since 2008, over 2,500 environmental projects have been financed in communities across Quebec and a few cities in New Brunswick.
Curious to learn more? Take a look at the different categories below to discover some of IGA's environmental initiatives.