New news and Paperless Post Giveaway

Wow! The summer just flew by! Did you know that in a few days it will officially be fall?

We have a few updates to tell you about and honestly, so much honesty to be honest about but just haven’t had the chance. Or the courage. On a sidenote, I have had a few online harassment issues that have really made me question if I want to be sharing things online or whether or not I feel comfortable anymore. I go back and forth between privatizing my accounts and then making them public, so for the most part, I’ve really kept everything I do online strictly business…

But on to the news! We’ve updated our online store at www.adreamlivedgreener.ca and decided to partner with DLG Media, aka Dream Love Grow Media. We want to support local and by partnering with them, we’re able to collaborate and help other locals, and we’re saving on hosting fees and helping a really awesome organization: A.R.T. In Action. They are a non-profit that provides free art workshops to youth living with multiple barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut.

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Now the other news!

We have teamed up with Paperless Post @paperlesspost a company that allows you to design beautiful stationary, whether it’s thank you cards, wedding invitations or birthday invites, they allow for seamless creation for any occasion.

With hundreds of templates to choose from, as well as the possibility to upload your own, you can design the front and back, the envelope and still write your perfect message. The cards get e-sent and are animated for you, as if you’re actually opening the envelope, without the added trash.

This is the perfect way to send mail #zerowaste style. But if you’re nostalgic about snail mail, you have the option to have them print and send the card for you.

To enter to win a $60 credit from Paperless Post be sure you:

1) Like and follow us on Instagram and Facebook
2) Share or Like this post

Open worldwide!
GOOD LUCK!

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ENTER TO WIN! Revolucia’s straight metal straw + review

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As part of our Summer Giveaway, residents of Canada have a chance to win this beautiful metal straw (along with a bamboo toothbrush and pantyliners) from @greenrevolucia – all you have to do is share this post and comment below with what you’re doing to enjoy summer!

We have used many different types of straws: paper, metal and glass. While we sell our own straws that have a bend in them, this straight metal straw feels solid and is made with high quality stainless steel. The opening is slightly larger than the typical metal straw and it has a beautiful, easy to clean brush with a soft bristle, to accompany it.

A tad bit heavier than the typical straw, there will be no bending or denting this straw. The best part we’ve noticed is that when we’re drinking our cold beverage, the straw helps to keep it cool right up to your lips.

Europe friends, check out @greenrevolucia to place your order and keep plastic straws out of our waterways, oceans and parks!

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**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**

REVIEW: Revolucia’s Eco-Femme Washable Pantyliners

 

As part of our Summer Giveaway in partnership with @greenrevolucia, we’re giving away three brand new Eco-Femme panty-liners, 1 metal straw with brush cleaner and a charcoal infused bamboo toothbrush. All you have to do is make sure you like us on Facebook and leave a comment below with how you try to reduce waste!

Made of cotton and lined with PUL, a waterproof layer that helps prevent leakage. Recently we tested out a sample liner and loved them. (tmi maybe?). Eco-Femme liners feel soft yet are made with strong, quality material that feels comfortable down there. Held together by a snap, these can be reversible if you desire.

We tested them on the first light day and had no leakage. Washing was simple – first we soaked in cold water and then handwashed with a tiny dab of soap. No vigorous scrubbing was necessary, just enough to make sure the water ran clear, which took only a minute. There was no staining and we simply hung them to dry.

For those in Europe, particularly Bulgaria, @greenrevolucia should be your main place for ordering products that help reduce waste in landfills!

 

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**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**

Enter our Summer Giveaway! In partnership with Revolucia

**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**

To thank you for your business, we’ve teamed up with Revolucia and are giving away an amazing package!

  • A Nordic’s Charcoal-Infused Bamboo Toothbrush
  • A metal straw and brush cleaner
  • 3 washable eco-femme cloth pads

All you have to do is:

  1. Like us and Revolucia on Facebook and Instagram
    Revolucia‘s Facebook and Instagram
    A Dream Lived Greener‘s Facebook  and Instagram
  2. Share this blog post or photo on any of your social media accounts and make sure to TAG us! We need to be able to see you and reach you when you win!
  3. Comment below on how you try to reduce your waste!

That’s it!

**Open to residents of Ontario and Quebec, Canada only**

CONTEST CLOSES: JULY 21, 2017 at 12AM 

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VIDEO: I answer high school students Q’s

A little while ago I was contacted by a few educators at Cairine Wilson High School to discuss reducing waste. I’ve been there to speak a few times about the subject of waste, but because I couldn’t come in during the specified day I was asked to create a video answering a few questions that the students had. So with some help and the little time I have, I managed to pull this together.

The questions were:

1) Was it hard to change your lifestyle?

2) Do you find this lifestyle time consuming?

3) Where do you buy toilet paper or other items that are usually wrapped?

4) How do you make toothpaste? What’s your recipe?

5) How do you keep up your routine without slipping up and using products that have waste?

6) Have you tried to convince friends and family to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle? Have you been successful?

7) Do you drink milk? Do you eat meat? If so, where and how do you purchase those items?

8) Do you think your child will choose the same lifestyle when he grows up?

9) Do you ever print anything on paper for your work? If you do, does that count as waste?

10) How do you travel from one place to another?

11) Is there food you no longer eat because of the way it’s packaged?

Zero Waste A’s to Q’s from high school students from Dream Love Grow on Vimeo.