Get ready for an awesome Autumn with us (despite the weather thinking it's Winter already). Our team has been growing fast and working hard to bring you some very exciting, waste-free events! CAN A SIMPLE PHONE APP HELP CLEAN UP OUR LITTER? Using geotags to provide insight into problem areas and commonly found brands and products, … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter Vol. 8 September
Meet The Dandelion Cafe. A cafe that truly embodies the essence of its namesake; a bright, colourful disruption within the monotone shades of the norm. Much like the rogue, little yellow flower, this cafe is a bit different and unexpected, popping up in our backyard and packing a wealth of unexpected healthy goodness. However, unlike … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: The Dandelion Cafe
I absolutely love Halloween! It is fun for everyone, kids and adults! Who doesn’t love the idea of having an excuse to play dress up, eat treats and join in on the festivities? Since starting my low waste journey, each year as the leaves start changing and the whimsical costume ideas start appearing, I get … Continue reading Plastic-Free Halloween Ideas
There are a lot of great resources to help you reduce your waste in your home. One of our favourites, with a fantastic Instagram page, is Waste Free Home Calgary. Heather is a local Calgarian blogger, providing unique, yet simple ideas on how to create a waste free home - with pets, a husband and … Continue reading Plastic-Free Pumpkin Puree
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to live a plastic-free lifestyle. Here are some tips on how you can participate in this global movement!
Meet Naked Ape Apparel, a Calgary-based online boutique and our first official Plastic-Free YYC sponsor. Fueled by friends Sheila and Monika, Naked Ape Apparel offers stunning handcrafted bracelets made of semi precious gemstones. Several designs are even adorned with lava rocks which can absorb your favourite essential oil! Naked Ape Apparel began out of a … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Naked APE Apparel
The Straw: a convenient drinking apparatus or a vital life source? Can we change our view on straws and what going straw-free truly means?
The past month has been about connecting with community and finding "our people". We have also been busy researching, discussing, planning and preparing an effective strategy to help reduce plastic pollution and our reliance on single-use plastics within our community. We achieved this by attending conferences such as the 2018 Alberta EcoTrust Environmental Gathering to connect with environmental, … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter Vol 2
Taking on some of the world’s largest problems can be a daunting and sometimes lonely task which is why we are very excited that Plastic-Free YYC has grown exponentially with new members, partnerships and created a dialogue with some inspirational people! Introducing New Members At the end of 2017, Isabelle Couture joined Plastic-Free YYC as … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter – Vol 1
Welcome to 2018. It’s been an exciting year so far and we’re only 22 days in. Read further as to why, now is the time to go plastic-free!