Did you know that in a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage? In an attempt to bring further awareness to the issue of excessive waste in our society, MESS collaborated with Greening McGill for the Do-It-Yourself workshop in preparation for their Zero-Waste Week. The Zero-Waste week initiative is a 7-day challenge to eliminate waste in your daily life to develop new and more sustainable habits in the long run. As a complement to the Food and Waste workshops, the Do-It-Yourself workshop gave tips for making your own house cleaning products (toothpaste, laundry detergent, liquid soap, deodorant) to reduce packaging and chemical waste in the environment. Thanks to all those who participated! We hope the workshop was useful for your Zero-Waste challenge.
To get involved with Greening McGill, check out their Facebook page.
– Flaam Hardy, U3