Zero Waste Ottawa, originated as a blog project called A Dream Lived Greener which started in 2015 to document one woman’s journey to zero waste. Since then it has become a community of passionate, caring Earth lover’s and friends and has grown to over 1,200 members, making up what is now a Facebook group – Zero Waste Resources | Ottawa.

We invite you to join us. Before you navigate these pages, we encourage you to give thanks to the natural world, our planet and the people who make up your community. The Haudenosaunee have graciously published a document known as the Thanksgiving Address, or Greetings to the Natural World – which leads their day or event – always in gratitude for the gifts that Mother Earth has given us.

To learn more about the woman behind this site and blog:


Join the over 1,200 members on our Facebook group working to reduce their waste in Ottawa.

This group serves as a way for you to discuss your journey, receive tips and be part of a like-minded community.


Through the work of Ottawa Reduces, you can now learn which businesses allow you to bring your own containers to help you shop #wastefree.

Contact them to be part of encouraging businesses to reduce their waste.


Foodsharing Ottawa helps local businesses reduce their food waste. Volunteers pick up any access food and deliver it to local charities.

Their local group; Share It – Don’t Toss It is a way for you, as an individual to reduce your food waste.

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


A guide and inspiration to navigating reducing waste and living sustainably.


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Email: adreamlivegreener (at) gmail (dot) com