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Citizenship review 2010
 

Paper challenge

In January and February 2010, the TOTEM team, then in creation in Montreal, challenged Studio employees to cut down on printer use and thereby save on paper. Cirquesters enthusiastically rose to the challenge, reducing the number of printouts by 140,600 during this period, compared to October and November 2009. Fifteen poplars were also planted on Studio grounds, to honour Cirque’s commitment to planting a symbolic number of trees for the amount of paper saved.

In addition, the Studio recycles over 90% of the 70 tonnes of paper and cardboard generated annually—an increase in the recycling rate of almost 20% since 2003.