'Tis the season to shop 'til you drop, breaking the bank, while silently falling apart inside because Starbucks just ran out of peppermint syrup for that "well-deserved" peppermint, get-me-in-holiday-spirit latte so you can survive the insanity of the mall. Okay fine, its the holiday season, you can settle for a caramel latte because there's no … Continue reading A Plastic-free, Reduced-waste Christmas
Reducing plastic waste can not be done without looking at your daily lunch routine. Lunches, for most people these days, rely heavily on that one common dependency: convenience. We have created a lifestyle committed to saving time, convincing ourselves we have so little of it, and that it can all be solved with a little … Continue reading Lunchtime, the Plastic-free Way
I enjoy sharing my plastic-free food prep with you all, but it recently dawned on me, how challenging and time consuming it may look! I promise you, it isn't. It’s as simple as pulling out bowls, soaking my dry ingredients then taking and posting the picture! Leaving time to go to what I want to do … Continue reading Kitchen Gadgets for a Plastic-Free Life
Since starting Plastic Free YYC, my friends and family have supported me with encouraging words and sentiments. One comment I have heard a fair amount has been "This is so YOU, Briana!" I know it is meant as a compliment and that this website, is "me", but my opinion is that this is for everyone. "Being an environmentalist" "Caring about the … Continue reading Plastic-Free Living – Is it for you?
This, my friends, is a challenge. I can not lie. I am still searching for better alternatives in the bath, body, & beauty world that adhere to my plastic-free life. Although there is a solution: complete abstinence from using beauty products, this is not a realistic choice for many of us. It's not for me, … Continue reading Plastic Free Be-a-ut-Y
One of my favourite chores is getting groceries. I know this is probably not true for 99% of you reading this, which is why grocery shopping needs to be fast, convenient, and as painless as possible! But how can it be all that and plastic-free??? Well, here is a simple guide to keeping your shopping … Continue reading Plastic Free Grocery Shopping 101
I recently returned from an amazing two week adventure in Nicaragua. Jungles, volcanoes, beaches, and lakes, we explored the best this little country has to offer. Our first stop was La Mariposa, Eco-Hotel & Spanish School. A quaint and tranquil eco hotel set within the bustling community of San Juan de la Concepción. Just a stones … Continue reading The Garbage Man Can, So Can You
It's Here... The winds of change. Within everyone there is this nagging feeling that something's gotta give. Some of us have been screaming it at the top of our lungs for years. Many of us just slough it off as just another "one of those things". That "thing" is the disintegrating health of our planet: … Continue reading Winds of Change