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Zero Waste and Minimalism: Where waste reduction and decluttering meet.

Thursday, October 24th. 7:00pm Join trained professional organizer, Sarah Tudway-Cains of Ebb & Spruce, for a fun, informative evening exploring the intersection of Zero Waste and Minimalism. Come discover how to form habits for successful conscious consumerism. Together we'll walk through why and how to downsize belongings, and along the way make the case for [...]

Composting for Indoors & Small Spaces

An introduction to composting even in apartments, basement suites and other limited space homes. Thursday, September 19th. 7:00pm - 9:00pm in shop at 1319 Broad Street. Have you always wanted to turn your kitchen scraps and left overs into rich healthy soil amendments, while keeping them out of the land fill, but thought you needed [...]

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for an amazing retail assistant to join our team! The JOB: Part Time Retail Assistant Do you love the idea of working for a locally owned, laid back small business with a passion for sustainable living? Do you want to be part of a team who's goal is to make it as easy as [...]

By |2019-07-21T15:36:26-07:00July 21st, 2019|Categories: Employment Opportunities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Employment Opportunities

Workshop: Zero Waste Living

Join Leanne Yee from Organic Bags Canada for a positive, engaging session on adopting the zero waste lifestyle.  Simple steps will be presented for those just starting the journey and for others ready to take it further.  We will explore several ways to assist in the transition to package-free living and identify cost-effective ways to [...]

By |2019-06-30T13:16:26-07:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Workshops & Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Minimal Waste Christmas: Celebrating & Entertaining Without Disposables

Thursday, November 29th @ 7:00pm The holidays can be an overwhelming time for many, especially those with large families. In our consumer driven society it can seem next to impossible to avoid excessive plastic decorations, packaging and waste, not to mention the cost of it all. It doesn’t have to be this way! This presentation [...]

Introduction to Zero Waste Living

Thursday, November 29th, 7:00pm With recent reports by the IPCC confirming that climate change is impacting the health and food security of our planet even more dramatically than previous expected, now more than ever we need to make changes to reduce our waste, especially single use plastics. When you look through your trash, you’ll probably [...]

Conversations with Toni Desrosiers

 Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Toni Desrosiers, inventor of reusable beeswax food wrap and founder of Abeego, will be joining us as our first guest in what we hope will be a monthly series of conversations with local change makers, focused on sustainable living. Please join us as Toni describes how she came up [...]

Inspire others! Don’t judge them.

In our efforts to inspire change, it is important that we do so without judging those around us. Encourage them, educate them, celebrate their successes and let them know how proud you are of their efforts, but please don't shame or ridicule someone because they drank from a single use plastic straw. We are at [...]

We’re Moving!

Join us at our new location 1319 Broad Street in late April. We opened our tiny little shop in Dragon Alley on July 30th, 2017. It's a lovely little courtyard alleyway in the heart of Canada's oldest China Town. It was small, and tucked away and it was what we could afford without taking a [...]

Store Review by international Zero Waste Blogger, Wasteland Rebel, Shia Su

Zero Waste Stores around the World #4: West Coast Refill, Victoria, BC, Canada January 29, 2018 by shia Zero waste bulk or refill stores are still quite small in number, but the movement is gaining momentum! West Coast Refill is one of the wonderful pioneers! It is a small refill store almost hidden in Downtown [...]

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