Tag Archives: zero waste

Fun Back to School Essentials

Fun Back to School Essentials

We’re still in the heat of summer, but time flies when you’re having fun! Which means… it’s time to start planning for school again! While that may not sound as exciting as a trip to the beach or a backyard BBQ, getting your kid ready for a new year of school takes time and preparation. […]


Vancouver Car Free Day June 17th Recap

We just completed another wonderful Car Free Day on Main St! Vancouver Car Free Day on Main St Car Free Day is an annual grassroots street festival that celebrates local businesses and promotes sustainability. Along Main St on June 17th, over 20 streets were closed off to car traffic, letting the Vancouver public enjoy a […]

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Car Free Day Vancouver is June 17th on Main St

The much anticipated Car Free Day returns to Vancouver on Main St this June 17th! Car Free Day is an annual free event where people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a bus, bicycle, or walk. Spanning 21 blocks, from East Broadway to 33rd Ave, the Main St. event is the largest of the […]

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Vancouver Moves from Plastic to Reusable Glass Straws

The Last Straw: Saying No to Plastic Straws Did you know Canadians throw out approximately 57 million plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are the number one ocean pollutant and are more likely to be littered than properly disposed of. Yet almost everywhere you go in Vancouver, plastic straws routinely come with your drink order. […]

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Earth Day Vancouver 2018: Buying Local and Going Green

Buying Local and Going Green Earth Day has us thinking about our planet and how our actions impact the environment. From decreasing our carbon footprint, producing less waste, and being eco-conscious when we shop, there are many simple yet effective ways we make positive change everyday. Buying local is not only a fun way to […]

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Where Artists Create: gogoBags

This week, owner and operator Kate Nagel spoke with Anahita Shahrvini of gogoBags. Based in Vancouver, gogoBags creates eco-friendly, natural cotton, food-safe bags for the environmentally conscious. Inspiration Behind Starting a Local Business What I love most about my career is how everyday things around me can inspire me to improve on what I know. For […]

100 hats on sale at Bird on a Wire


Winter has begun, and whether it’s the freezing rain or the crisp dry days that are making it feel like the cold is literally seeping into your bones, one thing is for sure – your closet doesn’t have enough winter hats to help keep you warm & stylin’! “What?” you say.  Do you actually want […]