30 Zer0 Zer0

Posted on March 25, 2011


A pair of local filmmakers thrust themselves in the limelight and onto the hot-seat by challenging each other, along with citizens of Metro Vancouver, to live Zero Waste, Zero Impact for 30 days. Alison Richards and Stephanie Lamontagne (Founders of QR Meet Up) plan to demonstrate that with simple behavior changes and a commitment to the environment, they can do just that. Their goal; to live with the least amount of impact on the planet starting April 1st.

LIVE AT 5! – Daily Vlog viaLivestream.com

The two women will webcast live  each day at 5pm. They’ll share lessons learned, challenges faced, and tips on how to live fashionably yet, waste free.

Follow them as they investigate alternatives, visit families, schools and businesses that have been living Zero Waste, and interview experts on the impact of excess garbage in the region.

Their goal is to engage the public via an interactive website complete with PLEDGE, ACTION and JOIN (the challenge) buttons. Each of the 30 days will have a relevant theme with content on the site designed to both educate and entertain.

Activities/Topics Include:

  1. Excess Flushing

  2. Sustainable Transportation

  3. Paper Coffee Cups and Water Bottles

  4. Turning off Non-Essentials

  5. Fast Food Junkies

  6. Excess Packaging

  7. Buying Local

  8. etc…

Who are these women???

Alison Richards is an awarding winning filmmaker, educator, mother of 3 and grandmother to 7. Her background in live television/event production combined with an extremely competitive nature and above average intelligence give her certain advantages over her younger counterpart.

However, Stephanie Lamontagne is not to be taken lightly. She’s a typical over achiever with a generous dose of both beauty and brains.  A recent transplant from Montreal, she’s a fearless opponent with a exuberant desire to lead the revolution of change.

The duos on-air chemistry is sure to attract viewers while complimenting the goals of Metro Vancouver to promote public compliance to the Zero Waste Challenge.