January 2019 Round-up

Sustainability, zero waste, and veganism are thriving in the BC Interior in 2019!

Here are a couple highlights from January:

  1. See the Heat! The City of Kamloops and FortisBC have joined forces to add thermal imaging cameras to the library. We’ve already put a hold on one and can’t wait to make some simple improvements to our little hobbit hole!

  2. Farm Bound, a zero-waste grocery store has started a pop-up model in Vernon while they wait to open their permanent location in Kelowna. Jaye, who owns Farm Bound, reached out and let me know that Kamloops is on her radar, but we can order a Farm Bound box in the meantime. Add LOW WASTE to your name when you register to make sure that minimal packaging is used. It’s a great way to reduce food and packaging waste while supporting local!

  3. Sam and I had the pleasure of meeting with Shelby Thevenot for an interview in InfoNews about our zero waste journey. I also got to do a small spot on Radio NL which you can find here!

  4. Earth To Table Vegan Market in Kelowna had their first pop-up of 2019! Although we were unable to attend, I lived vicariously through Instagram and we are definitely planning to make it down for the next one. The vendors I already know and love are Black Sheep Vegan Cheeze (which you can find at Nature’s Fare) and Peace People Project. Let me know if you’ve decided to cut back on animal products in 2019!

  5. I had my first zero waste workshop of the year! Nine people attended and left with some easy, practical steps to reduce their waste. Here’s a companion blog post about how to zero waste shop in Kamloops.

  6. And finally, my reusable produce/bulk bags are now available at ESTR Market at TRU on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm. I’ve also added new patterns, snack bags, and makeup remover pads to the shop!

Each month I’m going to bring you a challenge. February’s challenge is…

bringyourownmug

Bring your own mug!

You want a coffee? Bring a mug! If you don’t have a fancy Klean Kanteen, use a mason jar with a DIY sock sleeve. If you forget your mug, take the time to sit down and have your coffee to stay, or skip it altogether. I guarantee after forgetting once or twice, your mug will be as essential to your day as your wallet or car keys!

Download the iPhone wallpaper here.

Saving the world one *reusable coffee mug* at a time,

Haley