Did you know that every year, Canadians send 5.6 million tons of food and food packaging waste to landfill? That’s the equivalent weight of 36,000 adult blue whales - more than double the actual worldwide population! With increasing pressures on our marine ecosystems, the time to tackle the global waste issue is now.
I know that choosing a charity that supports marine conservation & food security can be tough. That’s why I joined as an Impact Ambassador for this cause: to help you give with confidence.
As a marine biologist turned social entrepreneur, I know exactly which charities are making a huge impact in this space. Curious about how I developed this expertise? Read more about me under About the Organizers.
All the money raised will be sent to the following charities based on need:
1. Environmental Youth Alliance
2. Food Stash Foundation
3. Fresh Roots
4. Sea Smart School
Each of these charities has been vetted as high-impact by 1% For the Planet and are partners of Nada. We’ve been working with each of these charities, except for our newest partner EYA, for at least 3 years each.
Several also have a key focus on engaging youth early on. We need to excite & empower the upcoming generations to prioritize & advocate for the environment, marine conservation, and food security.
Brianne is a marine biologist turned social entrepreneur with a passion for driving positive change through inspiring individual action. Having seen firsthand the impacts of our current food system on the oceans, Brianne is committed to revolutionizing the food system from the ground up so that future generations can continue to enjoy and benefit from the world’s oceans. Brianne is the founder of Nada, a certified B-Corporation and package-free grocery store on a mission to inspire people to change the way they shop for groceries, and the Just Food Foundation, a non-profit bringing climate and food policy action to life. Brianne is a United Nations #notwasting ambassador, a 2018 SheEO venture winner, a Women4Climate mentor, and a former member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council. Nada's food system work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes and was most recently recognized as 1% for the Planet's Business Changemaker of the Year.
Have any questions? Contact Brianne at @nadagrocery via any social platform.