Sustainability Tips – June

BUY LOCAL – WHY DO WE CARE? Ever wonder why it’s important to “buy local”? They are words we hear often but can be difficult to understand in a tangible way. Buying local has social, economic, and environmental benefit and all three are inextricably linked. Let’s look at why. Economic benefit: In spending a dollar…

Sustainability Tips – May

GET YOUR TOTE ON! Check out our new Sustainability totes! These stylish bags are made from 100% cotton and are sturdy and long-lasting. Many of the products that claim to be sustainable or ‘green’ are often poor quality and end up creating more waste rather than reducing it. Try to be selective with the items…

Sustainability Tips – April

CELEBRATE OUR PLANET! Earth Day has been internationally celebrated since 1970 (49 years!). It is a day to bring awareness of some of the greatest environmental issues we currently face, including climate change, plastics pollutions, and threats to our endangered species. This is a day to take action and change our own behaviour to decrease…

Sustainability Tips – March

Spring Cleaning Are you thinking of getting rid of items that no longer ‘spark joy’? Are you trying to clear out some clutter as spring approaches? Decreasing clutter in your home is a great practice and can simplify many aspects of your day-to-day life. However – it’s important to go about it the right way…

Sustainability Tips – January

New Year – New Tips! We are kicking off 2019 with some more sustainability tips for the community!   Consider a Recycle it Right Resolution – With Your Coffee! Recycling isn’t always straightforward. A prime example is the disposable coffee cup – an elusive character when it comes to proper disposal. Disposable coffee cups are one…

Sustainability Tips – December

HOLIDAY GIFTS Make small changes in how you give this year. Never given tickets as a gift before?  What about swapping a couple imported gifts for a couple locally made ones? Every change makes a difference!    CONSIDER GIVING An experience Tickets (sports, concerts, movies) Gift certificates (coffee shops, restaurants, spas) Subscriptions to streaming services Something…

Sustainability Tips – October

Sustainability Tips – October Did you know that sustainability includes financial, social, and environmental factors? While sustainability is often linked most closely with environment, all three are equally important when considering sustainable action. Practices and products that are truly sustainable are able to continue indefinitely, without harm to people, the planet, or profit. Some simple…