How to plan a low-emissions BBQ! 

How to plan a low-emissions BBQ! 

If you think driving your car and buying an iced coffee in disposable plastic is your biggest vice this summer, think again! Would you believe that...
How to plan a low-emissions BBQ! 

How to plan a low-emissions BBQ! 

If you think driving your car and buying an iced coffee in disposable plastic is your biggest vice this summer, think again! Would you believe that...
Ecology Ottawa's Robb Barnes: Why waste matters to climate action

Ecology Ottawa's Robb Barnes: Why waste matters to climate action

When it comes to local climate action in Ottawa, the path forward offered by municipal officials – and even advocates like Ecology Ottawa – can see...
Valerie’s top 10 picks for a zero waste outdoor adventure

Valerie’s top 10 picks for a zero waste outdoor adventure

I absolutely love to spend time in nature, and even more so since launching NU! As a small business owner, I breathe my business, and separating wo...
What’s the buzz with honey bees? A visit with beekeeper Emily Briffa

What’s the buzz with honey bees? A visit with beekeeper Emily Briffa

Honey bees are essential to our food systems, but their population is declining. What can we do? We asked our beekeeper Emily Briffa! Honey bees ar...
9 ways to use Castile soap

9 ways to use Castile soap

We love liquid Castile soap. It is soap in its purest most natural form, and can be used in many different ways. Originally, it comes from the Cast...
Got mylk? Made in Canada alternatives to dairy milk

Got mylk? Made in Canada alternatives to dairy milk

Have you made the switch yet? There’s a reason milk alternatives are showing up everywhere these days! They boast a lower overall environmental imp...
Our favourite DIY cleaning products

Our favourite DIY cleaning products

Making your own cleaning products has so many advantages that you will never go back to conventional store-bought cleaning products once you get th...
Make your Holidays Zero Waste

Make your Holidays Zero Waste

We can hear the holiday cheer! But did you know that we produce 25% more waste this time of the year? So with the holidays fast approaching, let’s ...
How to make your own personal care products

How to make your own personal care products

With cooler weather on its way, stay warm and take care of your skin! In this post we want to share our favourite DIY recipes thoughtfully formulat...
How to make your own beeswax wraps

How to make your own beeswax wraps

Beeswax wraps have become increasingly popular as a clever natural alternative to wasteful plastic cling wraps. While you can buy them ready-made (...
How to make your own face mask

How to make your own face mask

No need to be a professional seamstress to make this simple DIY mask. All you need is a sewing machine, two pieces of 20 cm x 20 cm cotton squares ...
Zero Waste Camping and Hiking Part One: Gear & Planning

Zero Waste Camping and Hiking Part One: Gear & Planning

Hi! My name is Lindsey (@OurGreenerLife on Instagram) and I started my zero waste journey back in the winter of 2017/18 just a few months afte...