Posts tagged Environment

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Our breweries are going dark for Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM local time, we will be participating in Earth Hour!


At Molson Coors Canada, we’re proud to be actively engaged in raising awareness for our employees at all of our locations across the country and reaching out to families, friends, neighbours, customers, beer drinkers and all Canadians to take action this Saturday.

Our facilities across Canada will be participating by powering down all non-essential lighting for one hour. This is our 6th consecutive year participating in the world’s largest climate change initiative which reminds us how small actions can result in some powerful energy conservation.

We encourage you to join hundreds of millions of people switching off lights to pledge support for the planet. Check out Earth Hour for some fun ideas on how you can get involved.

How are you planning to spend Earth Hour?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

100+ Québec employees cleaning up the Verdun Shoreline!

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Last Thursday, September 15, within the scope of our “SEPTEMBER WATER STEWARDSHIP MONTH”, more than 100 employees from Molson Coors got engaged to clean up the shoreline in Verdun … under a pouring rain that never stopped! Another proof that Molson Coors employees, our greatest assets, can challenge the expected, and leave a positive beer print in our environment.

An annual September initiative along with our partner WWF-Canada, represented by Marie-Claude Lemieux in Québec.

Congrats to our amazing team for making this event a great success, and a special tribute to our “Build the Bench” team (15 employees in training) that succeeded to put in place a great connecting activity, which is so far from their day-to-day job! Cheers!

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Cheers to a wonderful group of employees who challenged the rain to make that event a great success!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

We’re going dark…are you?

This Saturday March 26, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. (local time), we will be participating in Earth Hour for our foruth year!

At 8:30 p.m., Molson Coors offices in Canada, the U.S. and the UK will turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour, and our breweries across Canada will shut down external signage and supplementary lights.

We’ll be joining hundreds of millions of people across the world who are switching off lights to pledge their support for the planet. In 2010, a record 128 countries joined the display of climate action, including iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas.

We are excited about Earth Hour and hope you are as well. How will you be spending your hour in the dark? Cheers!

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Monday, July 20th, 2009

Post Bayfest 2009

Bayfest 2009

Last weekend was Rock Weekend at Bayfest 2009 in Sarnia, ON, and WOW, what a show.  I was there on the Saturday night and got to see See Spot Run, Our Lady Peace and Stone Temple Pilots.  Friday night’s headliner was Kiss and I hear it was awesome!  Just a few days ago was Country Weekend — featuring performances from Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley among others.

What was so special about this year’s event (in addition to the amazing performances, cold beer and sunshine)?  Well, this year was the first of Bayfest’s five-year goal of becoming a near zero-waste festival.  They plan to reduce waste by 20 per cent every year.

A good amount of waste created during Bayfest can be because of empty beer cups, so Molson helped to reduce that waste by making our No 1 recyclable polyethylene (PET) plastic beer cups available for the first time at this event.  With the fest now over, the cups are being taken to a municipal recycling facility to be sorted and then recycled into various items.

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Molson’s No 1 recyclable polyethylene (PET) plastic beer cups

As an industry leader, it’s very important that we set an example to reduce our environmental footprint.  Eager to do our part, working with Bayfest this year to reduce beer cup waste is just one of many initiatives Molson is embarking upon.  Just today, Molson Coors announced a collaboration between Molson Coors and Circle of Blue, an international non-profit organization that will help engage consumers, decision makers, and all of us with stories and information about water issues around the world and in our hometowns.

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I found the John Molson trailer!

Way to go everyone who had a part in planning Bayfest this year – awesome job….still rocking out to Stone Temple Pilots!  Fantastic shots of the whole festival on the Bayfest website.

If you were there, hope you had a great time.  If you weren’t – see you in 2010!  Cheers, @MolsonTonia

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Beer Store Bottle Drive For Leukemia May 23-24


TBS leukemia drive 09, originally uploaded by Molson Blog.

A reminder that The Beer Store locations across Ontario will be calling upon Ontarians to donate your bottle return deposits to support Leukemia and Lymphoma research – this Saturday and Sunday May 23,24.

Management, staff and the UFCW local 12R24 union members are joining together in an effort to exceed the $650,000 raised last year. Molson is proud to salute the efforts of the The Beer Store in helping to make a difference in the broader community and thank our customers and those returning wine and spirit containers for playing a part in this initiative. A reminder as well that all beverage alcohol containers are returnable for a deposit at your local beer store. This includes tetra, plastic and small ready to drink containers as well. Thanks for helping make a difference in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. Cheers ! @MolsonFerg