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Shrinking your footprint on National Recycling Day

The Tare Shop is a zero-waste, eco-friendly store and cafe in Halifax. Owner Kate Pepler founded the store after feeling the city was lacking in local options.
Even the seemingly small choices like sourcing your kitchen staples from zero-waste bulk foods stores, like the Tare Shop, make a difference in tackling the climate crisis. - Chris Muise

You don't have to be a politician to tackle climate change

In the spirit of National Recycling Day, we’ve put together a few articles to inspire your inner climate activist and up your eco-living game.  

Our resident millennial homemaker, Millee McKay, shares with us her experience in monthly meal planning. The result? A reduction in food waste and spending. Get her tips here. 

Millennial Homemaker Millee surveys her fridge and cabinets before making her grocery list. — Millicent McKay

Reducing food waste is a cause we should all be invested in – restaurants especially. We’ve spared you the time in research and tracked down the Halifax restaurants embracing the fight to reduce food waste.

The veggie sandwich at Cafe Good Luck uses turnip top pesto to add a salty garlicky kick.

A shoutout to a particularly eco-conscious operation setting the standard in Halifax. Open just over a year now, the Tare Shop is a combination package-free bulk shop, coffee shop and community hub for Haligonians interested in a more eco-friendly life. Get the full scoop here.

Kate Pepler opened The Tare Shop as a way for people to shop for goods while reducing their carbon footprint.

So, on a provincial level, where are we? It’s looking like New Brunswick is pulling ahead on the recycling game – which might not be the best news for Nova Scotians. See here for the details.

  

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