Message from the Founder…
Your Fall Eco-Box has arrived!! Thank you for believing in us and helping us support these inspired, ethical and committed small businesses. We hope that you love your eco-box and have a wonderful Fall. We’re calling this box “The Dreamer”. Fall is such a busy time and we wanted to give you a collection of eco-items to help nurture your creative side and also help you relax and rejuvenate. Inside this ebooklet you’ll find more information about the sustainably driven businesses you’re supporting, the products they’ve made for us and discount codes to save you even more $$$. In new news, we have added a new value and commitment to our eco-boxes. In an effort to support and be an ally to native, indigenous peoples, moving forward we will be featuring at least one indigenous business every season. This box features S ḵ wálwen Botanicals, founded by Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat) and their Nékwentsut Rose + Nettle + Mint Tea. We’re also excited to share we’ve won the AYOB 2021 award for best eco- friendly box!! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you again for your support, helping us support small businesses and being a part of the global movement to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
‒ Tanya President & Founder, Let’s Go Eco
We want to be an ally to indigenous people and, in light of the recent revelations of the actions of our government and atrocities committed by the residential school system, moving forward we are committing to supporting at least one indigenous business in every seasonal box. This Fall, our featured indigenous business is S ḵ wálwen Botanical. Their Nékwentsut tea is hand-foraged and handcrafted in the traditions of the Squamish peoples. Nékwentsut (neck-went-suit) translates to 'warm oneself' in the Squamish language. This delicious all-season tea is made with nettle, mint and rosehip. Nettle has been used traditionally in Squamish culture for its natural benefits to the body. Rosehips are packed full of vitamin C, and mint offers a soothing quality while supporting digestion. S ḵ wálwen is an Indigenous skincare brand that honours cultural knowledge, Indigenous plant science and self-care. Skwalwen (squall-win), translates to “heart” or “essence of being” in the Squamish language. Incorporating sustainably harvested and sourced botanicals, they unite ancestral traditions with modern beauty rituals, empowering people to connect to themselves and the natural world. Crafted in the Canadian Pacific Northwest on the unceded Territories of the Skwxẃu7mesh (Squamish) First Nation. 1. Nékwentsut Rose + Nettle + Mint Tea from Indigenous Business Skwalwen Botanicals (Squamish, BC) MSRP: $17
Instructions: Steep 1 heaping teaspoon in hot water for 10 minutes and enjoy
Ingredients: Rosa Acicularis (Wild Rosehip), Urtica Dioica (Wild Nettle) leaves, Mentha Arvensis (Wild Mint) leaves
Check out their full range of wellness and beauty items at https://skwalwen.com/
We’re in awe of Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat) the founder and leader of Skwalwen. She has a M.Sc. and is working on her PhD candidacy in Ethnobotany from the University of Victoria. Ethnobotany is the study of relationships between people and plants. She is behind the 2021 HotDocs documentary, Walking with Plants, has been featured in Flare Magazine, Elle Canada and Huffpost and was the winner of the Indigenous Business Award in 2020. Click on the image below for an interview with Leigh to hear about how her ancestry is at the root for her inspiration for S ḵ wálwen Botanicals.
2. Stainless Steel Tea Infuser MSRP: $12 CDN
Meant to pair with your Nékwentsut Rose + Nettle + Mint Tea, this infuser is one of the latest designs styled to brew a superior cup of tea. It’s super easy to use and wash and, from an eco- perspective, loose leaf tea also avoids the use of tea bags which are almost always made from … you guessed it … plastic. Tea aficionados will tell you that loose-leaf tea is higher-quality and offers better flavour. The wide basket allows the tea to “bloom” for better flavour … most other infusers, like tea ball infusers, pack tea too tightly so that it doesn’t steep properly.
Directions: For a luxurious and bubbly soak, pour into bath directly under running water. Size: 118 ml/4 oz Check out their wide range of wellness and beauty products https://www.sealuxe.ca/ and save a cool 25% off your next purchase with discount code letsgoeco25 (one-time use, expires Dec. 31/2021). Natural beauty brand Sealuxe is inspired by the wisdom of the waves. They pour, blend, stir and sift healthy ingredients infused with the Pacific Ocean’s natural bounty into their products. Tanya, the founder of Sealuxe, has a passion for the ocean. In her youth, her summers were spent beachcombing - exploring low tide as the ocean retreated each day to unveil an endless and ever-changing world of excitement and intrigue. Her journey has led to the creation of Sealuxe and a potent product line rich with the elements of thalassotherapy: seaweed, salt and Canadian glacial marine clay. 3. Ocean Goddess Bubble Bath from Sealuxe (Crescent Beach, British Columbia) MSRP: $9 CDN Rich and luxurious this limited edition, all natural, hand crafted, small batch bubble bath will calm and nurture your inner Ocean Goddess. Delicately scented with notes of vanilla and lavender with a hint of rosemary.
What’s the eco -benefits? •
Hand-crafted, small batch
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Canadian small business
All natural, vegan/cruelty free
Regularly hosts beach clean ups in their native home of Crescent Beach, BC
4/5. Nail Brush and Bath Pouf MSRP: $10 CDN/ $10 CDN
We love giving you complementary items so we’ve paired the nail brush, bath pouf and bubble bath to give you an indulgent, plastic-free soak and scrub. The nail brushes are made from bamboo and sisal. Sisal, with the botanical name agave sisalana, is a species of agave native to southern Mexico. Both bamboo and sisal grow quickly and readily without irrigation or pesticides and are highly renewable and sustainable materials. The bath sponge is a natural alternative to plastic shower poufs, it lathers well, gently exfoliates and is great for all ages. Made from ramie, a highly sustainable fiber, frequently used as an alternative to synthetic fabrics. Despite having been used for over 6,000 years, ramie fabric has just recently gained popularity in the fashion industry as a sustainable textile alternative. Ramie is also known as China grass, grass linen and grass cloth and is noted for its durability. It is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria and grows without any pesticides, herbicides and chemicals. Hang to dry, and machine wash (avoid using a machine drier).
6. Reusable Bamboo Fiber Coffee Cup from Ecoffee Cup MSRP: $25 CDN Each year over 300 billion single-use cups are made worldwide, about 1.5 billion in Canada, and less than 2% will ever be recycled. Despite appearances, almost all big businesses’ disposable coffee cups are lined in plastic (yes, that includes those innocent-looking Tim Horton’s cups). Choose to reuse. Each time you choose to re-use, even just once a week, you will be helping in the fight against single-use waste. Imagine the massive difference we could make if everyone did the same. If 2 million people chose to re-use just once a week, we would stop 104,000,000 single-use cups going to landfill each year. These beautiful Ecoffee cups are made from a composite of natural, organic bamboo fiber, corn starch and a plant-based resin. The sleeve and lid are made from silicone made from sand and no petroleum products. They are not only pretty, they are naturally antibacterial and have no weird plastic-taste. You’ll get one of four designs at random in your box. For more information visit https://ecoffeecup.com/
7. Notebook & Bookmark from Michelle Ryan Fine Art (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) MSRP: $32 CDN Fall is back to work and school so we’ve included a usable, pretty and fun eco bundle of items to set you up in eco-style. Every set including notebook, bookmark and tag is hand-bound, hand-dyed, hand- wrapped and eco-printed using naturally derived, non-toxic pigments. The paper is 100% recycled kraft paper and the bookmark tag is 100% cotton eco-dyed using eucalyptus pigments. Michelle gets her inspiration for her projects from natural landscapes and the beauty of Cape Breton Island. She only uses all natural, non-toxic paints, dyes and pigments, powers her print shop and studio with 100% green energy Bullfrog Power and makes monthly donations to TreeEra (a Canadian tree planting organization) to offset her carbon footprint. Visit https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MichelleRyanArtShop and save 20% off your next order with code LETSGOECO20
8. Recycled Pencil Crayons fromZefiro LowWaste Shop (Chicago, Illinois) MSRP: $12 CDN We love these recycled colored pencils and they pair perfectly with the sustainable notebook and bookmark. Roughly 82,000 trees are cutdown each year to make pencils but not these …they’re made from 100% recycled newspapers. Carley founded Zefiro, Chicago’s first zero waste store with the mission is offer everyday items to anyone who wants to reduce and reuse. She focuses on offering products that are free of unnecessary packaging and/or plastic-free, everyday reusable swaps and are non-toxic plus safe for both us and the planet. Zefiro is a 1% for the Plant partner and donates 1% of annual sales to environmental causes. Check out her whole line of eco-friendly kitchen, cleaning, health, beauty and pet supplies at https://zefirowaste.com/
9. Laundry Strips from TruEarth (Vancouver, British Columbia) MSRP: $20 CDN
Back by popular demand and one of the winners of our Instagram eco-box contents poll are TruEarth laundry strips. Not only do you get a great clean, its packaging uses ZERO plastic, and is so light weight that it reduces transportation fuel consumption and global- warming carbon emissions by a whopping 94% compared to today’s leading-brand liquid and powder detergent. Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power into a tiny, pre-measured strip of liquid less laundry detergent that you just toss in the wash. Its low-suds formula works in all types of washing machines, including high- efficiency (HE). Clean, green, and simple! Make your laundry washing easier, healthier, more economical, and much kinder to our planet. What’s the eco-benefits? • Plastic-free, biodegradable product and packaging • Free from parabens, phosphates, added dyes, chlorine bleach, 1,4-dioxane • Hypoallergenic • Vegan/cruelty free • 94% lower carbon footprint compared to conventional detergents
Learn more about Tru Earth at https://www.tru.earth/ and save 12% off your purchase with discount code LETSGOECO12 (one-time use, valid until Dec. 31/2021).
10. HealthyVegan Gummies fromHerbaland (Richmond, British Columbia) MSRP: $12 CDN
Delicious and nutritious!! Perfect for snacking on the go or at home. Made from fruit pectin and low in sugar with added super foods like ginger, apple cider and vitamin C. Sustainably packaged in 100% compostable pouches. In your box you’ll get one flavour at random, either Lemon Vitamin C, Apple Cider Vinegar or Pineapple Ginger.
What’s the eco-benefits? •
Plastic-free, compostable packaging
Vegan, made from fruit pectin
Soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, sugar-free
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Made in a certified gluten-free facility Small Canadian business based in Richmond, BC
Herbaland takes sustainably seriously and it’s one of their core values. This means they prioritize finding zero-waste packaging solutions, choose energy efficient production and acquire ethically sourced ingredients. The secret to their delicious and nutritious gummies is the quality of the ingredients. They are dedicated to finding the highest quality, most sustainable plant-based ingredients in the world. Whenever possible, they opt for fair trade and organically-farmed ingredients. Visit Herbaland to see their full range of health and wellness gummies including a full range of vitamins at https://www.herbaland.ca/ Save 20% off your next purchase with discount code LETSGOECO20 (one-time use, expires Dec. 31/2021).
Plastic- free Advocate Spotlight…
Envisioning a World Without Plastic
We’re now a member!!! The Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A forum for like-minded, driven businesses and individuals who come together to raise awareness, provide information/resources and fund projects to fight plastic pollution. They envision and fight for a world free of plastic pollution which: • Individuals embody zero-waste values and have reduced the use of single-use plastic. • NGOs work together to drive demand for systemic solutions. • Governments and Businesses enforce regulations, legislation, and practices of a circular economy: Packaging/goods are intentionally designed to be reusable, durable, or useful throughout their existence. (Extended Producer Responsibility from the source).
“Every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists,” says Jeff Bridges, using the Dude's matter-of-fact inflection from "The Big Lebowski" that manages to make "plastic" sound like a dirty word. Just click on the image above to watch the 3:55 clip on YouTube. As a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, Bridges wants to bring attention to a part of our everyday lives that we don’t typically think of as problematic. He gives a long list of environmental and health concerns of our continued unfettered use of plastic, and then issues a call to action with the coalition’s REFUSE Campaign that could make you swear to never buy a single-use water bottle again.
Settle in to watch this in-depth look at the history of plastic and what it means for us today. It’s 1:23:38 but well worth the time.
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To celebrate the Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Writing: Documentary category at the 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmys, Discovery Channel is offering The Story of Plastic film for FREE on their YouTube channel through September 30, 2021.
Sustainable Small Business Partner Round up & Discount Codes
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Thank you for helping us support small businesses that are engaging in sustainable, green initiatives. Thank you for being a part of the global movement to living a greener, more plastic-free lifestyle and being the change you want to see in the world.
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