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Here Are 4 Of The Most Sustainable Businesses in Calgary

Yasmine Atallah Yasmine Atallah

Here Are 4 Of The Most Sustainable Businesses in Calgary

It’s officially Earth Day!

And though every day should be Earth Day, today reminds us that our big blue home needs lots of TLC from all of us. Here are 4 of the most sustainable businesses in Calgary that help you do just that:

1. SPUD.ca

What: SPUD stands for Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery, and they are an online grocery store bringing local and organic food right to your doorstep.
When:
They have been running an eco-friendly grocery business since 1997!
Inspo:
SPUD was inspired by values of community and sustainability, and creating local connections with farmers, bakers and more to supply organic and local products.

Check out their website here!

2. Vertical Oxygen

What: This company’s product, living walls, provide their clients with plants on walls that clean the air, have mental health benefits and can be an organic sustainable food source (EDIBLE wall plants?)
Who:
 Nathalie Callede founded this company in 2012, with their offices in Calgary and delivering all over Canada.
Inspo:
She was inspired by her travels around the world and her childhood in Africa.  She studied ethnobotany at the Ecole des Plantes in Paris and decided to turn her passion into a green business.

Check out their website here!

3. Left and Found

What:  This is a local vintage furniture shop selling unique and quality “forever furniture”.
Who:
 Mr and Mrs Left and Found (otherwise known as Distance and Kara Bullock) run this company together, newly joined by Baby Left and Found who probably helps out the most.
Inspo: 
They wanted to support the YYC community during the pandemic and reduce waste with long-lasting special pieces at affordable costs, or as they call it “Mid-Century for Modest Budgets”!

Check out their website here!

4. Outside the Shape

What:  Iconic for its red door entrance, this now-online store offers a collection of ethically-made quality pieces by Canadian artisans and creators, including zero waste shopping essentials.
Who:
 Francesca Berretti-Bullen is the founder of this brand.
Inspo: 
She wanted to find a way to combine what she was passionate about, what she was good at, and what she could work with. Once she found those, she turned them into a business!

Check out their website here!

 

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