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Hintonburg, nous voilà!

We kept our location a secret for months but it's time to break the news! NU is opening this summer on Wellington West in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood. We are thrilled to join this dynamic community and are excited about our 1700 square feet space in the new Tamarack building. It is a blank canvass and there is [...]

May 21st, 2017|

A week with NU

  Granted, last week was not a “typical week” for the NU team. When you organize a conference with Bea Johnson, the guru of the zero waste lifestyle who inspired NU, it is a special week. Even more so when over 300 people attend - men, women, anglophones, francophones, young and old - and the [...]

April 22nd, 2017|

Bea Johnson, the guru of the Zero Waste Lifestyle, is coming to Ottawa!

When our founder Valerie Leloup started reading Bea Johnson's book Zero Waste Home during the 2015 Christmas Break, she certainly didn't imagine that it would lead to her opening Ottawa's first zero waste grocery store! Funny what a simple book can trigger. Knowing that Bea wasn't just a writer and blogger, but also a talented speaker, it [...]

March 22nd, 2017|

The zero waste lifestyle and what it’s all about…

Valérie Leloup | November 2016 Adopting zero waste shopping habits is one aspect of the zero waste lifestyle, but there’s so much more to it! When you become highly waste-aware, you start questioning the very activities that produce waste. You ask yourself: do I really need yet another pair of shoes? Does it fulfill a [...]

November 27th, 2016|