The Toxic Truth About Your Plastic Yoga Mat

Inhale… Hold it. Exhale… Focus on your breath. Breathe in, fill your entire lungs. Now, exhale, let all your stress out. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Breathing is a vital part of any yoga practice. Unfortunately, this action and how we practice in general may be doing our body more harm than good. As most yogis…

Periods Without Plastic… All Questions Answered

Let’s break the period taboo and talk plastic-free menstrual products! This is an important topic to explore because these monthly visits from ‘Aunty Flo’ can have a large impact on our bodies and our environment. Did you know that companies who create these products aren’t required to disclose all of the ingredients in their products…

Who Needs Plastic Straws Anymore When We’ve Got These

The Problem With Plastic Straws Plastic straws are finally getting more attention in the media, and rightly so. Although they have often been overshadowed by the menacing plastic bag and disposable cup, they have consistently been in the top 10 most commonly found plastic items, according to the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup data. In the…

Nourishing Meals Without Plastic

Food. What you eat becomes you. Why not feed your body with nourishing meals? Nourishing for body, mind and soul. We’ve got just the cookbook for you… It’s an honour and deep pleasure for us to partner once again with popular food and health blogger Alissa Segerston and functional medicine expert Tom Malterre, the talented…

OneLessStraw toward One More Generation

This is a guest post written by the folks at One More Generation (OMG), a highly effective non-profit organization founded by Olivia and Carter Reis in 2009, when they were 7- and 8- years-old, respectively. They are both passionate about animals and conservation and their intention is to preserve all species for at least One More…

Beat the Microbead in your Life & Community

Many of you have probably heard about the issue of plastic microbead pollution – we’ve certainly been talking about it for a long time. But you may have wondered what you can do about it. Well, there’s actually lots you can do, both at the individual and community level, to go #beadfree. First just a…

No Plastic Way to Keep Skin Cancer at Bay

My paternal grandmother was from Scotland, and although I have some Native American roots on my mom’s side, my skin pretty much looks like 100% of its genes come straight from the land of the kilt! My skin is fair, speckled with freckles and burns in the sun.  That’s right, there is pretty much no…

A Stainless Steel Mug With Many Personas

So it’s a stainless steel mug. What’s the big deal? First off, it is a big deal, because it’s a BIG mug. It holds 750 ml / 25 ounces, the equivalent of three cups of liquid.  That’s a lot of liquid. The Institute of Medicine recommended daily adequate intake of liquids is about 8 glasses of fluid…

Earth Day Plastic-Free Challenge

UPDATE (3 May 2016):  Scroll down to see our winner, and the other inspiring entries!* How about a challenge this Earth Day? We’re great believers in taking small steps toward big goals. Of course big steps toward big goals are great too, but small steps are more realistically attainable quickly, and definitely less daunting. That’s…

“No Plastic Straw, Please.”

“No plastic straw, please.” These are easy words to remember and use the next time you’re at a restaurant or bar and order a drink. Why? Do you really need, or even use, the straw? Or do you just sort of stir the ice cubes around in your glass with it once in a while?…