Accessibility is a major issue in the Zero Waste world. The truth is that few of us have access to low-waste groceries and home products at the best of times, let alone during COVID. Even for those of us who do have stores nearby, there are other serious challenges, such as transportation. That’s why it’s fantastic to see low-waste grocery delivery services popping up. It’s an idea whose time has come, and thank goodness! Recently, I learned about three (yes, three!) small businesses doing just that in Vancouver and its surrounding areas. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. Not only are all of these businesses women-owned, but they’re also all moms. So of course I wanted to profile all three of them for a blog post.
Without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce Fulfill Shoppe (owned by Lori Crump and Pam McEwin), Jarr (owned by Emily Sproule) and Livlite (owned by Grace Kennedy). Here are their stories and their businesses.
Disclosure: I was gifted groceries from each of these companies.
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Tea time! Tea is one example of a daily purchase in which we need to look beyond “zero waste” and think about the larger issues. Tea was (and still is) a massive colonial commodity. To this day, workers are exploited and people are trafficked.
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This post has been a long time in the making. I’ve been gathering sources but I struggled to put it all together. It’s because, like so many issues, it’s messy: the issues are complex. I’m not an expert. There are so many things I am still learning. However, I do hope that this may be informative!
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December 5 is World Soil Day. What does this mean, and why should we care about soil health? It’s a lot more important that you might think! Here, I’m delighted to share with you an interview with Holly Rose. She’s an environmentalist, a writer, and a regenerative agriculture advocate from whom I have learned so much since first following her blog and Instagram. If you haven’t heard of her or regenerative agriculture before, you’re in for a treat! I sincerely hope you enjoy this interview, and I highly recommend following her online to learn much, much more.
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