Zero Waste Blog
Check the blog to stay updated on what's happening locally, to learn about strategies for reducing waste, and more!
Zero Waste Advent Calendar – December 12: Recipe !December 11, 2017
This December, Zero Waste Yukon is counting down to Christmas with our Zero Waste Advent Calendar! Each day of the week will highlight a waste-free activity or gift you can give this year to reduce your holiday waste! Christmas can be a time of year where we generate a lot of unnecessary waste, so check back here daily for ideas on how you can spread joy this Christmas without spreading garbage!
Zero Waste Advent Calendar
December 1: Local, handmade goods
Avoid packaging and support local artisans by finding handmade gifts.
Check out local markets, fairs, and stores for Yukon-made creations!
December 2: Going out for dinner
Treat your loved ones to a nice dinner on the town or a special meal at home.
Don’t forget your reusable container for leftovers!
December 3: Homemade dog treats
Surprise the dog owners in your life with some tasty homemade goodies for their pup.
There’s countless recipes online for dog treats that will make you a dog owner’s best friend!
December 4: Tickets to a show
Give the gift of entertainment with tickets to a musical act, theatre performance or movie (e.g. the new Star Wars).
Check out the Arts Centre, Guild Hall, Gwaandak Theatre and others for local performances!
December 5: Babysitting
Treat your friends or family with kids to a day off this holiday season by offering up your babysitting services as a gift.
Your loved ones will appreciate it more than any material gift!
December 6: Volunteering
Give back to a local charity this Christmas. Volunteering is a great family activity that teaches compassion and caring for others.
Contact Volunteer Yukon to learn about volunteer opportunities!
December 7: Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
Say goodbye to plastic cling wrap with breathable, reusable cloth beeswax food wraps, the perfect kitchen stocking stuffer!
Available in Whitehorse at Riverside Grocery or make your own with these DIY instructions!
December 8: Secondhand Gear
Explore secondhand options for sports gear and save money this Christmas! There’s lots of secondhand items in great condition looking for a new home, check out ChangingGear and other local secondhand stores as well as the Buy and Sell!
December 9: Borrow from nature decorating
Avoid junk plastic decorations and borrow from nature! Harvest some tree boughs or pine cones to add a festive touch to your home, and don’t forget a natural Christmas tree!
December 10: Recycled decorations
Skip the plastic tree ornaments and craft something unique out of recycled materials. Your tree will be more personalized and it’s a great activity for quality time with the family!
December 11: Beer!
Get your loved ones a refillable growler with some local brew in it. They can use it over and over again without having to waste bottles and cans!
December 11: Recipe Book!
December 12: ?
December 13: ?
December 14: ?
December 15: ?
December 16: ?
December 17: ?
December 18: ?
December 19: ?
December 20: ?
December 21: ?
December 22: ?
December 23: ?
December 24: ?
December 25: ?