Tired of the amount of solid waste that you produce in your daily life? This workshop provides an introduction to the zero-waste lifestyle with practical tips to jumpstart your own journey towards zero waste. You will learn about the "5 Rs" and how to apply them to your daily life. It also presents the environmental, financial and health benefits that come with a life where you own less, waste less and live more.
Valerie is a native of France and spent many years in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 2003. After a career in Business, she became a high school teacher with the OCDSB in 2008. In 2016, she started adopting a zero waste lifestyle and identified a need for a grocery store that would be designed and conceived for zero waste shopping. The idea became a business plan, and the business plan became a reality.
U Grocery opened in August 2017 in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood. Its mission is to offer an alternative to today's wasteful consumerist lifestyle and to educate on waste and its environmental impact. In October 2019, NU Grocery opened its second location in Old Ottawa East.