The how to of zero waste pumpkin carving

The how to of zero waste pumpkin carving

Every year, millions of pumpkins are sent to landfill between Thanksgiving and Halloween. It doesn’t have to be that way, because everything in a p...
The how to of zero waste pumpkin carving

The how to of zero waste pumpkin carving

Every year, millions of pumpkins are sent to landfill between Thanksgiving and Halloween. It doesn’t have to be that way, because everything in a p...
Happy Hallogreen!

Happy Hallogreen!

It’s Halloween! Gaggles of trick-or-treating kids in shiny costumes will soon roam our streets. We will stock up on wrapped candies and decorate ou...
Back to School! Our tips and recipes for zero waste snacks and lunches

Back to School! Our tips and recipes for zero waste snacks and lunches

School lunches are a major source of packaging waste. Fortunately, this waste is entirely preventable! Here are a few tips to make school and work ...
Shop local, but why?

Shop local, but why?

Throughout the pandemic we’ve been told repeatedly to “shop local” and support our local businesses. There is no doubt that small local businesses ...
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...

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