June has been another busy month between festivals like Vegfest and Feed the 5000, the Amazing Trash Race, and not to mention our friendly competition with our neighbours in Edmonton - the Last Straw Campaign. Last Straw Campaign Update The Last Straw is an initiative to encourage bars and restaurants to go straw-free on July … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter – Vol. 5 June
May has been motivating as we prepare for a full summer of straw-less-ness and plastic-free fun! We have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some summer campaigns and events. We are very excited about the our friendly competition with our neighbours at Waste Free Edmonton and the Amazing Trace Race is coming … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter – Vol. 4: May Recap
This post is part of a new segment on our blog that features amazing, sustainable businesses and the eco-warriors behind them. Through this segment we strive to introduce you to new plastic-free alternatives and share new, attainable ways to reduce your plastic consumption and help the environment. Do you have or know of a business … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Timber Child
If you like Pina Coladas (with a plastic-free straw) Hello Friends, It’s Katelyn here, writing my first official blog post for Plastic-Free YYC. I’m excited to join this group and I’m looking forward to sharing with you! I’ve recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas and it’s got me thinking about litter. This was … Continue reading Waste-Free Travels:
April was busy month here for Plastic-Free YYC. Our team has been getting out there, cleaning parks, hosting documentary screenings and workshops, and launching a new blog segment. We have been connecting with amazing Calgarians teaching them the importance of reducing plastic waste and providing insight on how they can start their plastic-free journey. It is great to … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter Vol. 3
This post launches a new segment on our blog that will feature amazing, sustainable businesses and the eco-warriors behind them. Through this segment we strive to introduce you to new plastic-free alternatives and share new, attainable ways to reduce your plastic consumption and help the environment. Do you have or know of a business that … Continue reading Plastic-Free Spotlight: Splat and Co.
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!
Start your year off right and super green with 7 steps to set your 2018 plastic-free goals!