“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Oscar Wilde

Our Story

What are you driven to accomplish above all else? For Marlène Hutchinson, actively contributing to environmental conservation has always been her deepest aspiration. Soon after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in environmental studies, Marlène worked for several organizations and companies, motivated by what she felt was her calling: Changing the world.

Over the years, her desire to make a difference only grew stronger. She dreamed of a company in which she would have the opportunity to make more concrete changes and support those who, like her, want to do more to protect the environment. Then one day, she went for it. In the summer of 2005, she created her own consulting firm: Cycle Environment.

Summer 2005

It all begins

From the start, its mission has been to help people, municipalities, organizations and businesses act in favour of the environment. Here is a timeline of how the company has grown and changed over the years.
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2010

New look

Time for a new look. A new logo, but the same goal: to help people take action to preserve the environment.
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2014 - 2015

Nominations and galas

Cycle Environment is selected as a finalist in the 2014 Gala Stellar competition, in the sustainable development initiatives category, and again in 2015, in the residual materials management and sustainable development initiatives category.
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2017

A redesign visual identity

Cycle Environment updates its brand identity. Its logo, mission and values are adjusted to reflect the founder's new vision. Motivated by the desire to offer greater support to companies subject to extended producer responsibility programs, Marlène and her team develop a unique software, called Steward6, which simplifies eco-fee management processes. Since 2017, Cycle Environment has continuously refined the Steward6 system, adding this service to its residual materials management services.
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2017

A third book

Marlène publishes her third book: Objectif zéro déchet; un projet collectif.
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Winter 2020

Concentration of activities

The firm continues to grow. Demand is so great that Cycle Environment has no choice but to focus exclusively on eco-fee management. The team expands and the firm actively prepares to export its services.

Summer 2020

15th anniversary!

Drawing on 15 years of experience, the Cycle Environment consulting firm shares its solid expertise and works closely with its clients to help each of them reach their environmental goals and thus contribute to environmental conservation.
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Fall 2021

Big announcement coming!

Summer 2005

It all begins

Elle a créé sa propre firme-conseil: Cycle environnement. Dès ses débuts, Cycle environnement s’est donné pour mission d’aider les gens, les municipalités, les organismes et les entreprises à agir en faveur de l’environnement. Voici comment l’entreprise a grandi et évolué au fil du temps.

2005 - 2009

A first book

Cycle Environment is dedicated to helping everyone reach their environmental goals. Its activities are focused mainly on residual materials management (RMM):

      • RMM plans
      • Waste audit
      • Awareness-raising

The firm puts its expertise at the service of various organizations and programs, like Éconologis, which aims to make low-cost housing more energy-efficient, as well as warmer and more comfortable for the occupants. Cycle Environment also advises schools to encourage active transportation by promoting walking as a way to get to school. Furthermore, the firm helps a pharmaceutical company optimize its eco-fee reporting.

In 2007, wanting to raise people’s awareness about what they can do to protect the environment, Marlène publishes a first book: Vos déchets et vous. 

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2010

De belles reconaissances

Time for a new look. A new logo, but the same goal: to help people take action to preserve the environment.

2010 - 2013

A second book

Cycle Environment continues its residual materials management activities. In 2012, Marlène publishes a second book: Vice caché : les effets sournois de notre surconsommation sur notre santé et l'environnement.
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2014 - 2015

Nominations and galas

Cycle Environment is selected as a finalist in the 2014 Gala Stellar competition, in the sustainable development initiatives category, and again in 2015, in the residual materials management and sustainable development initiatives category.

Winter 2016

A rough time

Cycle Environment president and founder Marlène Hutchinson notices a market slowdown and is forced to lay off her entire team, an incredibly difficult decision. She then embarks on a period of reflection that leads her to see the incredible potential in offering an eco-fee management service to businesses. Buoyed by this realization, she regains the impetus to move forward.
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2017

New look

Cycle Environment updates its brand identity. Its logo, mission and values are adjusted to reflect the founder's new vision. Motivated by the desire to offer greater support to companies subject to extended producer responsibility programs, Marlène and her team develop a unique software, called Steward6, which simplifies eco-fee management processes. Since 2017, Cycle Environment has continuously refined the Steward6 system, adding this service to its residual materials management services.
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Steward6

Continuous improvement

Since 2017, Cycle Environment has continuously refined the Steward6 system, adding this service to its residual materials management services.
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2017

A third book

Marlène publishes her third book: Objectif zéro déchet; un projet collectif.
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Summer 2018

Show its diversity

Cycle Environment obtains its Women's Business Enterprise certification from WeConnect International, an organization that certifies 100% woman-owned businesses. This is a major milestone for the firm, which officially identifies as a diverse company.

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Winter 2019

Concentration of activities

The firm continues to grow. Demand is so great that Cycle Environment has no choice but to focus exclusively on eco-fee management. The team expands and the firm actively prepares to export its services.
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March 2020

Evolution and distinctions

Cycle Environment is growing quickly and continuing to help businesses optimize their eco-fee reporting. Its president receives the prestigious Distinction award – residual materials sector from Réseau Environnement.

Cycle environment is rapidly evolving and continues to operate in order to help companies optimize their eco-fee declarations. In fact, the Cycle environment is particpating in a trade mission to the United States to export its services! For her role the President receives the prestigious Distinctions award - residual materials sector awarded by Réseau Environnement.

Summer 2020

15th anniversary!

Drawing on 15 years of experience, the Cycle Environment consulting firm shares its solid expertise and works closely with its clients to help each of them reach their environmental goals and thus contribute to environmental conservation.
07 - Cycle célèbre ses 15 ans !

Winter 2021

Acheving the dream

As Cycle Environment continues its rapid expansion, president and founder Marlène Hutchinson is named one of the 100 women entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Thanks to the unique Steward6 tool and the many sustainable development measures implemented in the company, Marlène is finally seeing her dream come true. Given her journey, she believes there is great truth in the words of Oscar Wilde: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

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Automne 2021

Big announcement coming!