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Mot-clé : zero waste
In an age of fast-fashion, speedy online deliveries, and endless products and alternatives, society has unfortunately become more and more wasteful. Fix it fairs are an ingenious way to celebrate community values and give a new lease of life to items that just need a little love.
Whether you’re a citizen, a city, or a company, it’s not easy to know what to focus on first when you begin your eco-friendly journey. Before choosing the best option, we must already be aware of the area in which we pollute the most, and there’s nothing like a carbon footprint to clear it up!
The best waste is the one we don’t produce! So more than ever, we all have a role to play at our level to incorporate reduction into our best practices. And it doesn’t stop at our doorstep! We’re taking you with us to look at some initiatives that remind us of this.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to spend 3 days on a boat in the open sea. My eyes then opened to the beauty, the immensity and the key role the ocean plays in sustaining life on our planet. And I saw what we have allowed to float through it for too long, our waste.
October is Canada’s “Waste Reduction Week”! Every year, Zero Waste Quebec also hosts a week to raise awareness, provide tools and inspire environmentally conscious Quebecers to minimize their ecological impact by reducing their waste. How might this translate into everyday life?
It’s that time of year, summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. Over the last few years I’ve learned to press the pause button before I head out to the store for school supplies, and really consider the things that I am buying. What better time to start a new routine and embrace greener habits than the start of a fresh school-year?!
Reduce your environmental footprint on a daily basis? It’s easy with the eco-friendly kit offered by the Fonds Éco IGA in partnership with Earth Day!
We often hear about the importance of composting our food waste and organic matter, but do you know why it’s so essential to compost? And more importantly, is it worth the trouble of having to deal with the inconveniences of a brown bin in the summer?!
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