We host various events and workshops to help foster conversations and build community! Bringing people together to inspire each other, learn together and find solutions.

PFYYC Container Drive
Fall 2019

Out team is running a unique program to bring zero-waste living to our less-fortunate Calgarians. We are inviting you to offer up extra/unwanted food containers, mismatched cutlery, travel mugs and water bottles* to be donated to local group call YYC Helping Homeless. These donations will supply takeaway dinner kits to their clients during their meal services. Everyone deserves to help reduce waste.

‘*donations must be in good working condition with lids that close. med-large containers that can fit a full meal. No recyclables (eg yoghurt container). Items that don’t meet needs will be sent home with you

Zero Waste Meetups
One Wednesday of Each Month

Zero-Waste Meet-ups are casual gatherings Plastic-Free YYC hosts regularly to bring together like-minded, compassionate, and curious Calgarians. A fun forum to chat about ZW goals, challenges and ideas to help each other strive for a little less waste. Hosted on a Wednesday of each month!
Details will be posted here and on our Facebook Events Page.

November Meet-Up

Topic: Perils of Fashion Industry & Holiday Shopping
Guest Speaker: Thomas Mo of Fashion Revolution YYC
WHEN: November 6, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Brewsters 11th Avenue – 834 11 Avenue SW, Calgary

Canadians spend billions of dollars during the month of November and December – the “holiday” shopping months including Black Friday, a day representing madness at the shopping malls and unbelievable discounts. Thomas Mo of Fashion Revolution YYC will be speaking on the perils of fast fashion industry, how we contribute to it, and how to avoid it. An opportunity to discuss this topic and learning from the audience will carry on through the evening.
Guests will receive:

  • special pricing on food and beverages
  • opportunity to meet like-minded people
  • a FREE event by PFYYC

***We are running the container drive for this meet-up. See note above. ***

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

WHEN: November 15-17, 2019
WHERE: River Park Chursh Auditorium, 3818 – 14A Street SW, Calgary

Plastic-Free YYC is delighted to join the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival’s Peace Village from November 15-17, 2019 to promote our efforts towards waste reduction and our newly launched Plastic-Free Certification Program. Make sure to stop by our booth at the village and say hi. Visit the MLJFF’s website for more information.

Zero Waste Holiday Celebration

WHEN: November 30, 2019, 7PM – 10PM
WHERE: Renfrew Community Association
811 Radford Rd NE, Calgary, AB

Its ON! Our second annual holiday fundraiser is HERE

Join Plastic-Free YYC for an evening of creativity, cheer and charitable giving to start off the holiday season at their second annual Zero Waste Holiday Party.
Music, delicious food and drinks alongside hands-on holiday crafts, interactive zero waste activities and games for all ages.

Tickets are $15
Kids are free

Holiday Wrapping Party

WHEN: December 8, 2019, 1PM – 4PM
WHERE: East Village Experience Centre, 553 Riverfront Ave SE

In this interactive, fun workshop learn how to upcycle materials and create beautiful arrangements for all your gift wrapping needs. The Plastic-Free YYC team will guide you and answer all your waste-related questions.

This workshop is part of a series organized by the East Village Experience Centre. For three Sundays in December, the East Village Experience Centre will be filled with all the paper and ribbons you’ll need to wrap your gifts in a unique and eco-friendly way. For more information and RSVP, click on the link below.

Our Calendar
Includes our events and events we attend

Contact Us for more information.

*PLEASE NOTE: we strive to make our events accessible and affordable to all Calgarians. Please reach out to us if you would like to attend but cost is a barrier. Zero Waste if for everyone and we want to be able to make it so. events@plasticfreeyyc.com