• Whistler Could Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2023

    Whistler Could Ban Single-Use Plastics in 2023 In a win for a zero-waste future, Whistler is targeting early 2023 for a ban on single-use plastics. Following a Provincial amendment to the Local Government Act, municipalities in B.C. are now able to institute bans on plastic bags, straws, and other single-use plastic items without needing provincial approval. Read More


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  • Zero Waste Gift Wrapping

    Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Canadians create 540,000 tonnes of waste from gift wrapping and gift bags over the course of a year. That’s the equivalent of about four CN Tower’s! Each Canadian ends up tossing about 110 pounds of garbage over the holidays. Since many of these products can’t be recycled, they end up in the landfill. Now is the time to green our gifting. Here are some tips and techniques to reuse what we have, and ditch the waste: Read More


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  • Waste Reduction Week in the Time of Covid

    Waste Reduction Week 2020 goes virtual! See below for the full recording of  the fermentation workshop with Jessica Winter and Alice Savage from our Online Workshop on Reducing Food Waste…


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  • Our Top Tips for Plastic Free Living

    Our Top Tips For Plastic Free Living We know that plastic is everywhere - in our food, in our air, and in the water we need to survive. We also know that it is in many of the products we consume. Every year Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9% of which gets recycled. The good news is that there are many simple and rewarding ways to reduce our plastic waste and “close the loop” on consumption. Start small, and build these habits into a routine one by one. Every action makes a difference! Read on for more: Read More


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  • Reflecting on GranFondo and AWARE’s Partnership

    Celebrating AWARE’s 3rd


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