Menstruation – periods, Aunt Flo, “time of the month”, or whatever other euphemism you can come up with – happens to every woman at some time in their life. Monthly bleeding is often spoken in a development, medical, or feminist context – but is it a waste issue? Picture an adult grizzly bear (female, of … Continue reading Low-Waste Feminine care on Mother’s Day!
The floral industry is unfortunately, anything but green. The Slow Flowers movement is the notion that faster is not better. emphasizes the value of local, seasonal and sustainably grown flowers.
Monday marked the 49th annual Earth Day celebrated around the world. Here in Calgary, the Plastic-Free YYC was pleased to host several cleanups throughout the city. Our annual spring cleanups brought out many passionate, earth-lovers to help clean up our streets and our parks of unsightly and damaging litter. Amy Park led a cleanup in … Continue reading Earth Day Clean up Recap
Look closely at one strand of your hair. Now imagine a strand of plastic one hundred times finer than your strand of hair – that’s a microfibre. They are some of the most invisible plastic pollution in our waterways, and our synthetic clothing and textiles are to blame. Microplastic pollution is a complex issue … Continue reading We can turn the tide on microfibre pollution
Emi calls for youth of all ages to stand up and create change. Leading a plastic-free life can begin at any age!
Gill from Finding Nemo was right – all drains lead to the ocean. Once plastic gets in drains, it moves – far. A devastating image of polar bear cubs playing with plastic was published last April, proving the Arctic is not the wilderness we might imagine. While the main focus of International Polar Bear Day … Continue reading 3 things you can do to help with plastic pollution on International Polar Bear Day