An idea today keeps the waste away - Metro invests $1 million into the Green Apple School Program



    MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Metro Inc. officially launched
its Green Apple School Program, an environmental initiative designed to
encourage elementary and secondary schools to participate in conservation and
healthy living. By investing $1 million into the program, Metro will provide
grants to Quebec schools that can demonstrate how their proposals will
positively impact their school or community.
    "This initiative is part of Metro's ongoing commitment to protect and
respect the environment and we believe this program will engage students in
active environmental stewardship," said Christian Bourbonnière, Senior Vice
President, Quebec Division, Metro Inc. "We are excited to see what creative
projects young Quebecers will develop - because a healthier environment means
healthier living for everyone."
    Metro will award individual grants of $1,000 to schools that meet the
program criteria and demonstrate how they plan to contribute to a healthier
environment. The grant funding will go towards supporting the implementation
of the class or group project.
    The program begins on September 10, 2009 and concludes on March 1, 2010.
All publicly funded or privately registered elementary or secondary schools in
Quebec are eligible to apply. Early entries will have the best chance of being
chosen, based on a first come, first served approach.
    Students and teachers can visit www.greenapplegrants.ca for more
information.

    Metro Inc.

    With annual sales of nearly $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro
Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario,
where it operates a network of close to 600 food stores under several banners
including Metro, Metro Plus, A&P, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250
drugstores under the Brunet, Brunet Plus, Clini Plus, The Pharmacy and Drug
Basics banners.




For further information:

For further information: or interview opportunities: Marie-Claude Bacon,
Director, Corporate Affairs Department, Metro Inc., (514) 643-1086,
mbacon@metro.ca; Guillaume Audy, Optimum Public Relations, (514) 282-4697,
guillaume.audy@cossette.com


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