Earth Day is the perfect time to explore and adopt new sustainable habits. By shopping locally, you’re already making a difference to reduce waste and decrease emissions! Making small changes in how you shop is a great first step for a more sustainable lifestyle, and the BC Marketplace can get you started.
On the BC Marketplace, we feature many businesses that make the 3 Rs (recycling, reducing, reusing) fun and easy – from refilleries that minimize single-use plastics to an eco-retreat close to home, the opportunities are endless. Mostly it’s all about connecting to nature, so here are 7 businesses in BC that will help you go green!
C2C Threads is a grassroots social enterprise created in response to overwhelming textile waste – their work largely involves making innovative upcycled products, engaging local communities, and inspiring people to rethink their relationship to the fashion industry.
Relove Local is a brand under C2C Threads offering handmade, upcycled products that replace disposable items and divert textile waste from the landfill.
Learn about other zero-waste businesses making an impact on the BC Marketplace.
Fills Good is a refillery in Sechelt that offers eco-friendly, all-natural and non-toxic products that are made with the highest quality ingredients. Bring your own container, or participate in their container exchange program, and refill over and over again with earth-friendly soaps, cleaning products, and plant based foods.
Think wilderness glamping meets bohemian boudoir and you’ll find yourself Out There, off-leash on a private island eco-retreat in the heart of BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The private island and accommodations are completely off-grid and incorporate eco-friendly amenities technologies. Relax and connect with nature.
Even your furry companions can celebrate Earth Day! The Hippie Dog prides itself on simple, natural dog treats – with a focus on health and being environmentally conscious. Their handmade products are made with local BC beef in compostable pouches.
Coastal Hive was created in order to make sustainable living simple. From eco-sponges to beeswax wraps, their products and materials are all biodegradable/compostable while being high quality for everyday use with the earth in mind.
Susgrainable aims to make it easy for people to take a bite out of food waste. This innovative company rescues grains from craft breweries and upcycles them into their signature Upcycled Barley Flour. Check out Susgrainable for baking mixes that are low in sugar while being high in fibre, proteins and minerals!
What is food, medicine, and mysterious organism all at once? The answer: mushrooms! At East Van Mushroomery, you can experience the wonder of mushrooms firsthand by growing your very own.
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Skwalwen Botanicals is a small batch botanical skin care business that harvests ingredients in a sustainable and respectful manner.Read the Full Story
We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.