Welcome! Plastic Free YYC is a local volunteer-run organisation operating within the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, created to bring awareness about plastic pollution in our environment.
Vision: We envision Calgary to be first major prairie city to be plastic-free.
Mission: Providing local and global information to live a plastic free lifestyle, as well as show through education how plastic affects all organisms and ourselves. The plastic-free movement tends to be more prominent in coastal regions therefore this organisation aims to bring awareness to all “land-locked” citizens.
Integrity ~ Education ~ Inclusion ~ Community ~ Collaboration
Plastic-Free YYC came to life at the beginning of February 2017 when co-founder, Briana, noticed a missing puzzle piece in the fight against plastic to save our oceans. The awareness of the issue seemed to be lost on landlocked cities and their citizens. These populations live far away from any coastline or major body of water and are not exposed to the true affect plastic waste has on our oceans. To help shed light on the issue and promote awareness through education and simple blog posts, Plastic-Free YYC was born.
Although still in its’ infancy, PFYYC has been making progress and has doubled its (wo)man-power with the addition of co-founder, Isabelle Couture. Together PFYYC has hit the ground running with new events, workshops and volunteer activities.
Stay tuned for more to come!
Click here to meet the team.