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.

COVID UPDATE: most of our in-person events are cancelled, postponed, or adapted to be online. We encourage being safe and following the social distancing processes. When we return to in-person events, we will follow all health measures for the safety of our community.


Pathways to Plastic-Free Series

Introducing a city-wide webinar series on plastic pollution and solutions, featuring local leaders, activities, and concrete tips that will pave a path to being plastic-free both personally and as a community. We look forward to engaging with all Calgary residents in a series of up to six inspiring sessions. Each webinar will be a collaboration with a different Calgary community group and be free to attend.

Session #2: Mindfulness of Zero Waste During the Holidays

The December meetup will be focused on ways that we can still have our regular celebrations with little to no waste. As part of this holiday session, we encourage guests to bring an item from their home in order to participate in a “white elephant” gift exchange. Each person who brings a used gift, will have the opportunity to open a “new gift” or steal an item from another person.

This interactive component will highlight how we can still give gifts and make meaningful exchanges, without having to purchase new items. We will be limiting participants to 15 people so be sure to register through Eventbrite

Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: James Joyce Pub on Stephen Avenue – 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE (always) but LIMITED SPOTS
What to bring: A “White Elephant” gift

This event is part of the Pathways to Plastic-Free Initiative funded by the Alberta Ecotrust.

Contact Us for more information.

Led by RCA and carried out by the Plastic-Free YYC team and other amazing organisations.

This series is made possible by:


About 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 learn about ZW goals, challenges and ideas to help each other strive for a little less waste. We will be hosting a quarterly meetup and thinking about ways we can remain mindful of our waste throughout the year.

*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 concern. Zero Waste if for everyone and we want to be able to make it so. events@plasticfreeyyc.com