While Montreal’s numerous festivals provide ample opportunity for fun during the summer, they can also have a negative impact on the environment. A Montreal marine biologist is behind a new project aimed at reducing the amount of plastic in the oceans.
Rachel Labbe-Bellas, McGill almuni, has teamed up with Evenko to bring The Green Stop, an environmentally-friendly water refill stations, to this year’s Osheaga.
“The idea is to reduce all single-use plastics in outdoor events. We’re starting with a basic water-refill station. It’s essentially a redesigned water fountain,” she said. “No one has thought about this because it’s something super easy and we’ve chosen convenience and have been given free water bottles a lot of the time at a lot of events.”