Greener Goals of 2014

Written by Dolly on December 21st, 2014

Living towards a darker shade of green I’ve been sharing a series of individuals, products and forward thinking companies who motivate us towards a fresher, healthier, less wasteful world. Throughout 2014 I’ve featured the following Greener Goals.

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Green 2 Go Project which aims to assist Vancouver in its goal of reducing landfill-bound solid waste by working with city restaurants and the public in dialogue and support in reducing take-out container waste. Click here to check out the post.

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Zoolu Organics a children’s clothing line made with 100% organic cotton and water-based inks. Click here to check out the post.

 

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Lavish & Lime a source for eco-friendly, natural and non-toxic products. Click here to check out the post.

 

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Endangered Species fabulous chocolate “born out of a desire to make an impact on the growing number of plant and animal species that are disappearing from Earth.” Click here to check out the post.

 

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Green Earth Organics a home and office organic grocery delivery service. Click here to check out the post.

 

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Urban Source “collect[s] from over 100 different local industries, diverting safe, useable off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock from the land fill.” Click here to check out the post.

 

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Soap dispensary specializes in eco-friendly bath products, cleaning supplies, pure essential oils, Natural brushes and much more! Click here to check out the post.

 

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Greener Goals with Green to Go Project

Written by Dolly on November 11th, 2014

small_logo The collaborative Green 2 Go Project (by SPEC’s Waste Committee) aims to assist Vancouver in its goal of reducing landfill-bound solid waste by working with city restaurants and the public in dialogue and support in reducing take-out container waste.

The project, which completed its pilot phase in January 2014, assists and leverages capacity of existing initiatives in Vancouver, linking efforts through a more centralized approach to encourage and assist businesses and consumers in providing or transitioning to fully reusable, compostable or recyclable alternatives. It establishes solutions based on environment standards, restaurant specific needs and economic considerations. With support from partners, facilitators and volunteers Green 2 Go engages with businesses and the public at large to convey problems posed by conventional take-out containers and provide businesses with adoption alternatives.

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 10.31.15 PM A bit about SPEC who have built a lasting legacy of environmental protection. SPEC found the Recycle Council of BC (RCBC), advocated rapid transit such as the Sea-Bus across Burrard Inlet, lobbied for a provincial Land Commission Act to preserve BC farmland and much more.

Check out more at http://www.spec.bc.ca/Green-2-Go

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Greener Goals with Zoolu Organics

Written by Dolly on October 1st, 2014

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Zoolu Organics is a children’s clothing line made with 100% organic cotton and water-based inks as a much healthier alternative to the PVC-based, toxic inks used in 90% of baby clothes.

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The line features tops, dresses, pants, burp clothes and more, with screen-printed original designs that are much more unique and hip than the typical cutesy cartoon designs.

 

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After her husband’s diagnosis with the terminal illness ALS, Patty Abbott conducted some research that led her to believe the disease is related to toxins in our environment. She decided to eliminate all toxins from their home, from cleaning materials, cooking utensils, and non-organic foods, and started looking at what companies were putting in baby clothes. She was alarmed to discover that 90% of the prints on baby clothes use Plastisol inks, which are PVC based.

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Abbott founded Zoolu Organics so she could produce something that was safe for her new son to wear. She designs the graphics and prints the garments herself to ensure the process is eco-friendly and each product is unique.

Check out the full line at www.zooluorganics.com

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