Hey, Canada! Did you know that I LIVE ECO is 100% Canadian owned?
Supporting and promoting other small Canadian businesses matters to us, especially those whose work is in service for a better planet. That’s why at least 95% of the curated items in our subscription boxes are from Canadian businesses.
I LIVE ECO aren’t the only Canadians making a positive impact on our planet. Canada is full of concerned citizens from all walks of life who are taking a stand for our environment. We’d like to take the opportunity to highlight three of them here:
1) Autumn Peltier
15-year-old Autumn has already spent several years of her young life on a quest to solve the crisis of the lack of safe drinking water in Indigenous communities across the country. Autumn has spoken in front of the United Nations, led protests and was nominated for the Children’s International Peace Prize. Her ability to speak with poise and vulnerability have made her an inspiring leader, galvanizing support from people across the country.
2) Mackie Greene
One of the founders of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team in New Brunswick, Mackie and his team risk their lives each year to rescue whales that get caught in fishing gear in and around the Bay of Fundy. The Atlantic Canada waters are home to many species of whale each summer, including the North Atlantic right whale, of which there are a mere 500 left in existence.
3) Asha Srinivasan
Asha is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Boost Environmental Systems, a company that designs and builds a system called IMPACT to eliminate farm waste. The system uses microwave heating technology to shrink the volume and composition of farm waste by 40-60%, so it can then be broken down by our existing sewage system. The result is less contamination entering the ground and drinking water sources and puts Asha at the forefront of cleaner agriculture across Canada.
Maybe you’re not developing animal waste-management systems or marching in environmental protests, but each consumer choice you make can be a step towards a greener Canada. That’s why I LIVE ECO is offering Canadians 10% off any product storewide using the code CANADA10. This offer is available until July 15th, so get it while it lasts! Free shipping on orders over $25! And I LIVE ECO will plant a tree for every new subscription.
Wishing all our fellow Canadians a Happy - and Green! - Canada Day!
Photo: Ali Tawfiq