Bodhi Surf’s Bahia Ballena Plastic-Free Initiative

0 comments | Posted By Sarah Wylie On August 3, 2017 Category: Get Informed, News, Support Organizations Creating Change, Uncategorized

Guest post by Jazeen Hollings, Director of “The Bodhi Wave“ As I chatted with Travis Bays, Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s busy co-owner, I pictured him hunched over his wooden kitchen table in Bahia, Costa Rica, trusty stainless steel water bottle in hand. Through the telephone I could hear the excited laughs of his two-year old

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Microplastics Testing on the Gatineau River: Citizen Science in Action

You’re going to be hearing more and more about microplastics all over the world in the coming months and years. That’s because they are literally all over this Earth. And they are a problem that ranks right up there with climate change. Yup, our beloved Earth is overheating and simultaneously becoming layered in plastic. Warm plastic

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“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

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OneLessStraw toward One More Generation

1 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On September 1, 2016 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Replace Harmful Products, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

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

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Embrace Plastic-Free July: The Power of Individual Action

2 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On July 8, 2016 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

The idea for a Plastic-Free July initiative was born in Perth, Western Australia back in 2011. In my experience, once you make a concerted effort to add or remove something from your life, you start to notice it everywhere. That’s exactly what happened to Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, the founder of the Plastic-Free July movement. She decided

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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

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“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?

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If Women Had Equal Control*

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On March 8, 2016 Category: Get Informed, News, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

*Update (30 March 2016): The original title for this post was “If Women Were in Control…”, but that does not accurately describe the point I intended to make. It’s not about either women or men being “in control”. I think control should be shared. It’s about equality and equal rights for women and men across

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Community Engaged Eco-Action: Living La Vida Pura à la Bodhi Surf School

6 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On November 24, 2015 Category: Get Informed, News, Plastic in our Environment, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change, Take Action

Welcome to our new blog look and feel! For the inaugural post on this fresh new blog canvas, we’re going to Costa Rica, where a surf school like no other we know of is helping transform its hometown community into a showcase of engaged local eco-action, and sending ripples of positive, sustainable “pura vida” out

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The Challenge: Repurpose it!

0 comments | Posted By Life Without Plastic On October 27, 2015 Category: Change Plastic-Dependent Habits, Share the Message, Support Organizations Creating Change

We’re thrilled to team up with Travel Well Magazine and the Plastic Pollution Coalition for the #Repurposely 30-Day DIY Repurposing Challenge!

Refuse to accept refuse! Creatively repurpose something into a new use and life to prevent it from heading to a landfill.

You could win a cool travel set of our products…

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