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
While summer may be winding down, the Plastic-Free YYC team has been working hard on the cause to reduce the amount of single-use plastics. Be sure to stay tuned for all of our upcoming fall events: special speakers, workshops and more! PLASTIC-FREE SPOTLIGHT: NAKED APE APPAREL Naked Ape Apparel is a sustainable Calgary-based online boutique … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter – Vol. 7 – August
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?
July has been an exciting month as the Last Straw Campaign came to a close. Between Calgary (62) and Edmonton (86), almost 150 restaurants participated. Congratulations Edmonton for winning the coveted title of 2018 Last Straw Alberta Champion! We'll get 'em next year Calgary! LAST STRAW CAMPAIGN RECAP The Last Straw campaign is a movement … Continue reading Plastic-Free Newsletter – Vol. 6 July
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