‘Tis the season… for dry skin. Calgarians know that winter brings weather dry enough to make skin itch and crack and bleed. We need lotion tough enough to handle this prairie climate. I knew there were problems with conventional skin lotion as early as nine years old. Mysterious childhood rashes sent me to doctors, allergists, … Continue reading Farewell to dry skin – and plastic!
This article was originally published by Nathan Harley Gareau of Kent of Inglewood. There are many reasons for folks to switch to shaving with a traditional safety razor: it’s more enjoyable, the results are better, it’s cooler, the list goes on. While I personally relate to all of those reasons, there are by far two … Continue reading Why safety razors are better for your wallet and the environment
Helen Youn is a professional organizer specializing in the KonMari Method™. Helen found this method as an overwhelmed new mom after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and decided to make a change. After experiencing life-changing results first-hand, Helen felt compelled to pursue extensive training with Marie Kondo and became one … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Helen Youn
As hard as we try and as good as our intentions are on our journey towards a zero waste lifestyle, we inevitably encounter waste in one form or another. That’s why it’s reassuring to know that a sustainability-centered waste management company exists right here in our own city, to educate and service all of Calgary’s … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: BluPlanet Recycling
SPUD and Blush Lane are partners and pioneers of healthy-living in Calgary, focusing on local, organic and sustainable groceries. They boast B-Corp status, and are a member of the National Zero Waste council. Plastic-Free YYC talked to Becky from Blush Lane to learn about the company philosophy and how it drives their environmental practices. Get … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: SPUD | Blush Lane
Nelson Naturals started in the mountain town of Nelson, selling toothpaste at farmer’s markets. It’s a company now growing across Canada, selling toothpaste and other everyday hygiene items with plastic-free containers. Dana, Kevin, and Truckee the dog have been operating as Nelson Naturals for 6 years and answered some of Plastic-Free YYC’s pressing questions about … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Nelson Naturals