Eco-friendly tips for moving off to university

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Jenna here, and I cannot believe that we’re already halfway through August! With school looming just around the corner, you’ve probably started getting ready for the year ahead. If it’s your first time heading off to university or college, I bet that you’re feeling very excited and nervous right about now! If you’re a returning student like myself, you’re…

Ten tips for reducing your everyday waste

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Jenna here! Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you’re having a great week. I’ve been busy at camp, and it is such a fun job because you’re essentially paid to have fun with kids! What have you been up to this week? For today’s post, I’m going to share with you ten easy ways to help reduce the amount of waste in your…

Cigarettes: As harmful to the planet as our body

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This week’s post is inspired by PickWaste’s most recent clean-up, which took place on Saturday, July 28th. At this clean-up, Sam, Dillon and their volunteers collected 4483 cigarette butts in just one hour! Can you believe this? The fact that there are so many tiny pieces of litter lying around in one space is just mind-blowing to me. Imagine how many pieces…

What Does “Sustainable” Mean?

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We have all heard this word before, especially in the last few years as it has become a hot topic in the media. Sustainable development; clothes made in an eco-factory using sustainable products; local farmers markets campaigning with the slogan “shop sustainably.” But what does “sustainable” really mean? How can we be sustainable? There are many different definitions to the word “sustainable.”…

Plogging: Paving the way for eco-friendly exercise

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“Plogging” – what the heck is that? This week’s post is all about a fun, innovative exercise that fitness junkies around the world have started adding to their workout routine. Gaining a lot of attention in the media in the last few months, this activity originated in Sweden about two years ago. North American media coverage really flourished back in February and…

What we learnt from a fire breathing dragon 🔥

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PickWaste shares their story w/ CBC’s Dragon Michele Romanow A few months ago Sam and I had the opportunity to pitch the PickWaste idea to Michele Romanow. If you don’t know who she is, here is a little summary: Michele Romanow is a Canadian tech entrepreneur, television personality, board director and venture capitalist. She co-founded SnapSaves, which was acquired by Groupon in June…

The life of a plastic water bottle

The life of a plastic bottle

Hello everyone, Jenna here! I hope that you are all doing well. Being back in the full swing of university, it is a very busy time of year. In addition, living off campus and in my own apartment has given me a new perspective on something that is a very pressing issue. Wednesday’s are garbage collection days in my area of Waterloo.…