Posts tagged Green

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Earth Day…how about every day

So yesterday was Earth Day. Given that it was also Good Friday, it may have got some folks caught in the throws of people traveling or pre-occupied with errands on a day off from work. But it was Earth Day.

It begs a question in me to wonder how we might make every day earth day. Each of us can be more present to our surroundings, our actions, our use of water, use of energy, management of recycling and waste. We can support our community.

Or perhaps it is an opportunity to start or join a conversation about how we take better care of our Earth and know what impact we can have as individuals, or companies.

Hats off to the organizers of Earth Day April 22…let’s make every day a day to make a difference for our Earth. Cheers @MolsonFerg

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Vancouver Brewery proud Finalist for Green Business of the Year

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Dinner, 2010

L to R: Jason Hildebrant, Vancouver brewery; Todd Campbell, Brewery Manager; Bryan Cox, Director, Public Affairs; Scott Gordon, Chief Engineer; David Lamb, Brewery Finance; Tim Cowley, Planning and Execution Manager; Jason Uher, Vancouver Brewery

What a great night it was last night at Vancouver’s University Golf Club for the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. This is the 7th year of the event, which celebrates the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs on Vancouver’s West Side; Molson Coors Canada is a proud member of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce.

At last year’s dinner, we were honoured to have been chosen as Business of the Year for our contributions to the local community. At this year’s awards dinner, Molson Coors was chosen by the Chamber as one of the three finalists for Green Business of the Year, a new category this year. The criteria for nomination for this award is that the business “has taken a leadership role or have substantial involvement in initiatives that have a positive impact on green living, sustainable best practices, energy conservation and environmental benefit”. This is certainly true of our Vancouver brewery.

Since 2004, at the Vancouver brewery, we have reduced water and electricity use by an amazing 29%. Put another way, in 2004 it took 7.5 cans of water to make 1 can of beer. Now it takes 5.1 cans of water to make one can of beer – quite an accomplishment by our committed and focused Vancouver team!

A sincere congratulations to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company for winning Green Business of the Year last night; we are extremely proud to have been nominated for this award.



Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Molson Partners in Project Green – A Pearson Eco-Business Zone

Picture - From the left; Ferg Devins of Molson, The Hon. John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of Environment and Doug Dittburner of Molson, were proud to give their tumbs-up to Partners in Project Green.

It’s being called the largest eco-business zone in North America. Partners in Project Green is setting out to transform the 12,000 hectares of industrial and commercial land area surrounding Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, and make it into a sustainable eco-industrial park called the Pearson Eco-Business Zone. And with our Toronto brewery located squarely in the Zone, Molson is proud to partner in Project Green, along with The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), local businesses and municipalities to introduce a wide range of environmental improvements, such as reducing energy and water consumption, making better use of organic waste, and retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient.

Project Green Takes Off in Style Project Green had a smooth takeoff at Toronto Pearson’s Infield Terminal on October 9. I along with Doug DittburnerFerg Devins and Carole Berry represented Molson and joined representatives from TRCA, GTAA, government, and over 250 businesses at the official launch ceremony of Partners in Project Green. Those on hand to offer support included the Ontario Minister of the Environment, John Gerretsen, who recently visited our Toronto brewery and praised Molson’s leadership in environmental initiatives, as well as Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, Donna Cansfield were amongst the invited speakers for that event.

I must say that I am proud to see that Molson is playing its part in this collective effort which will drive significant environmental improvements to the area. What’s more, we’re anticipating that our partnership in Project Green will result in further improvements to Molson’s financial and environmental performance as well as creating value for our community.  Cheers to all involved in Partners in Project Green!