Wow, I have been MIA!! My last post was in March (I just posted Papa Sas post)! March rolled into April, May, and then whammy - summer! Documenting our zero-waste journey just simply fell to the bottom of my to-do list! Although not present online, our zero-waste journey was apart of our summer even more than last, which is all you can ask for right? Progress not Perfection! Planning trips with meals in mind, bringing bags & containers on bike & car rides for spontaneous stops, and seeking out new zero waste products kept our bins low. A downfall for us this summer was diapers, damn you diapers!!! Cloth diapers were only an option when we were in the City and the diapers need a little TLC on the elastics. This was also a task that fell to the bottom of my to-do list. Sadly, more disposable diapers were used than I would have liked.
We enjoyed every drop of summer this year that I barely sat down at a computer but now that it's fall, and I'm back at work and have things to do ... I'm procrastinating and back into the full swing of blogging! ha! Not a full post but a few tidbits for those in Calgary seeking some new zero-waste options.
1. Blue Door: A delicious store offering a zero waste option for oils & vinegar! They know their stuff and can whip up the most delicious combinations for veggies/ salads/ meats etc! http://www.bluedoorcalgary.com
2. The Apothecary opened up the Refillery. A great place to find all sorts of zero waste household and beauty products. They were super friendly and knowledgeable and had a few items I had yet to find zero waste!!
3. FYI: Safeway in Marda Loop sells hemp hearts in bulk.
4. A store called Unwrapped Life offers some zero waste options but I have yet to check it out!
Hooray for new finds!
All & All, what an awesome summer! I'm not sure which part was my favourite, but having my 4 year old daughter say "bummer, we can't recycle this" was definitely a highlight. I couldn't pinpoint what I was more proud of, the fact that she was mindful of an item and the role it would play in our environment or the fact that she said Bummer. All I know is my heart grew a little that day. Shaping young minds is pretty amazing (/scary and so wild and most of the time you have no idea what you're doing...but sometimes they do or say something and you get a little pat on the back to say that you're doing an a-okay job). I look forward to the changes the new season will bring and hope to be writing a bit more!