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Life Without Plastic is a local Canadian company, started by Chantal Plamondon and her husband Jay Sinha in 2006, after finding it nearly impossible to get alternatives to dangerous disposable plastics in their everyday lives. Sparked by chronic illness, the birth of their son, and the fact that the only choice available for storing extra […]

‘Well, today is July 31st, 2017, and that means Plastic Free July will officially end come 11:59pm tonight. That doesn’t mean that we have to throw away all of our newly found habits now that the 31-day deadline is over. It means that we get to keep moving forward towards a goal of completely eliminating plastic from […]

Well, it takes 21 days to form a habit, or so they say. Hopefully now that Plastic Free July is coming to a close, our sustainable habits have taken root in our daily lives. In these final 7 days, we will be trying to push the boundaries of ridding our lives from the presence of plastic, […]

We are just past the halfway mark of Plastic Free July and have, for the most part, found our groove for making successful sustainable choices. There are still trip-ups here or there, but definite success has been made by those who joined the office challenge. Straws have been left behind for their stainless counterparts, mugs […]

Sustainable Enterprise Alliance is taking on Plastic Free July! Have you joined the challenge? Plastic Free July is an environmental initiative originating from Western Australia, but which is available for anyone around the world. The challenge runs the entire month of July, and is simple; “Choose to refuse single-use plastics during July”. Sounds easy, right? Well, in one word; […]

While the weather may be calling for thundershowers and an overall dreary weekend, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do around the community! Plenty of members of the Loving our Local campaign (written in red) and others within the community are hosting tons of great events to get you exploring your community this Friday, […]

“Buy Canadian Day” is coming to the capital on June 25th, 2017 and to celebrate, lets talk about easy ways to enjoy local food. Simple changes in day-to-day habits and purchases can make enjoying local and sustainable foods a breeze. Not only is it helping to support the community around you, it’s providing better quality […]

Hi, my name is Josh and I’m a supporter of sustainability and localism. Sustainability is important to me because it promotes a positive future. As a student I’m always looking forward; to new opportunities, innovations ways to make not only my own, but everyone’s future a bit brighter. I believe that to achieve sustainability, one […]

Hello! My name Amanda Bird and I am a third-year Carleton University student studying in the field of Biology, lead by an interest in genetics, microbiology, and the environment. My fascination with the environment was sparked from learning about issues such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the destruction of habitats such as the […]