65 episodes

Welcome to UpCycle Canada, the ultimate podcast for eco-conscious individuals seeking sustainable alternatives to combat the ever-growing problem of waste. If you're passionate about finding inspiration to repurpose, reuse, and recycle discarded items, then this podcast is tailor-made for you!
Join hosts Dave and Jennifer Campbell as they take you on an exciting journey into the creative world of UpCycling. Through thought-provoking discussions, interviews with experts, and real-life success stories, you'll explore innovative ways to breathe new life into old objects while contributing to a greener planet.
Discover the art of re-purposing, salvage, furniture refinishing, and other eco-friendly practices that go beyond the disposable lifestyle. Whether you're a maker, side hustler, dreamer, or simply someone dedicated to preserving the environment, UpCycle Canada has something special for you.
Each episode is packed with practical tips, tried-and-tested ideas, and actionable insights to help you embark on your own UpCycling journey. Dave and Jennifer share their passion for sustainability and empower you to make a positive impact in your everyday life.
Expect fascinating conversations with esteemed guests from the upcycling and salvage world, offering unique perspectives and inspiration. Together, we'll celebrate the ingenious ways individuals and businesses find new purposes for discarded items.
Let's keep the conversation going! Re-purpose, reduce, reuse, and recycle with UpCycle Canada, and become part of a thriving community of earth-friendly listeners committed to making a difference. Together, we can create a more sustainable and beautiful world.
Subscribe now to be part of our mission to be the best eco-friendly podcast in your favorites. Get ready for exciting things ahead and start transforming discarded items into valuable treasures with UpCycle Canada!
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The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration Dave and Jennifer Campbell : Eco-friendly

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to UpCycle Canada, the ultimate podcast for eco-conscious individuals seeking sustainable alternatives to combat the ever-growing problem of waste. If you're passionate about finding inspiration to repurpose, reuse, and recycle discarded items, then this podcast is tailor-made for you!
Join hosts Dave and Jennifer Campbell as they take you on an exciting journey into the creative world of UpCycling. Through thought-provoking discussions, interviews with experts, and real-life success stories, you'll explore innovative ways to breathe new life into old objects while contributing to a greener planet.
Discover the art of re-purposing, salvage, furniture refinishing, and other eco-friendly practices that go beyond the disposable lifestyle. Whether you're a maker, side hustler, dreamer, or simply someone dedicated to preserving the environment, UpCycle Canada has something special for you.
Each episode is packed with practical tips, tried-and-tested ideas, and actionable insights to help you embark on your own UpCycling journey. Dave and Jennifer share their passion for sustainability and empower you to make a positive impact in your everyday life.
Expect fascinating conversations with esteemed guests from the upcycling and salvage world, offering unique perspectives and inspiration. Together, we'll celebrate the ingenious ways individuals and businesses find new purposes for discarded items.
Let's keep the conversation going! Re-purpose, reduce, reuse, and recycle with UpCycle Canada, and become part of a thriving community of earth-friendly listeners committed to making a difference. Together, we can create a more sustainable and beautiful world.
Subscribe now to be part of our mission to be the best eco-friendly podcast in your favorites. Get ready for exciting things ahead and start transforming discarded items into valuable treasures with UpCycle Canada!
Key Terms (SEO-Rich): UpCycle Canada, eco-friendly alternatives, creative upcycling, repurpose, reuse, recycle, sustainable, waste reduction, discarded items, furniture refinishing, salvage, disposable lifestyle, makers, side hustlers, dreamers, earth-friendly listeners, practical tips, tested ideas, sustainability, green planet, positive impact, sustainable practices, thriving community, environment preservation.

    E65 - Happy 2024 - Some updates and plans for 2024

    E65 - Happy 2024 - Some updates and plans for 2024

    Episode 65 - Happy 2024 - Some updates and plans for 2024
    Hey all! Happy New Year!  Dave is back with a few updates on all things UpCycle Canada and some thoughts for the new year ahead.
    Thanks for your support and your messages!  We appreciate you all so much!
    https://upcyclecanada.ca/
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    • 17 min
    E64 - Rebecca Bratspies - Environmental Expert, Environmental Justice Proponent

    E64 - Rebecca Bratspies - Environmental Expert, Environmental Justice Proponent

    EPISODE 64 - Rebecca Bratspies - Environmental Expert, Environmental Justice Proponent

    Rebecca teaches at CUNY School of Law. She is a scholar of environmental justice, human rights, and environmental law. Her book Naming Gotham won the Association of Public Historians of New York 2023 Award for Excellence in Local History. The Environmental Justice Chronicles, her graphic novel series  won EPA’s 2023 Clean Air Excellence Award.  In 2021, ABA-SEER honored her work with its Commitment to Diversity and Justice Award. The Centre for International Sustainability Law named her its 2022 International Human Rights Lawyer.

    The Award-Winning Environmental Justice Chronicles are a collaboration between Rebecca and artist Charlie LaGreca Velasco. These comic books introduce readers to the environmental justice challenges faced by urban communities.

    https://www.rebeccabratspies.com/
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    • 43 min
    E63 - Billie Kay Asmus - Repaint Studios - PAINTING A GREENER FUTURE WITH THE REPAINT TRAY

    E63 - Billie Kay Asmus - Repaint Studios - PAINTING A GREENER FUTURE WITH THE REPAINT TRAY

    EPISODE 63 - Billie Kay Asmus - Repaint Studios - PAINTING A GREENER FUTURE WITH THE REPAINT TRAY

    Meet Billie
    In early 2021, I started a small business refinishing and refurbishing furniture in my tiny basement studio. I quickly noticed the constant waste I was going through with plastic paint tray liners and wasn't able to reuse them. Naturally, I went to Amazon and Google to find a reusable option and couldn't find one.
    ​So then what?
    Needless to say, I jumped on the opportunity, filed a patent for a reusable silicone paint tray liner with a lid and the Repaint Tray was born. That's when the journey began.

    Trust me. I get it.
    I 100% understand the frustration (and joy) of painting.
    Realistic Expectations
    Saving you time & creating efficiency.
    Being an ADHD DIYer entrepreneur mom, time and attention spans are limited.
    Started a painting project but your kid just woke up from their nap?
    YEP. I've been there. 
    Need to run off somewhere but don't have time to finish your project?
    This was me. All the time.
    Sick of throwing out painting supplies and wasting money and time running back to the store?
    I 1000% get it!
    I created the Repaint Tray just for you. 

    DURABLE
    The Repaint Tray is made of high-quality silicone, making it more durable than disposable thin plastic liners.

    In fact, one tray could last you a lifetime.

    SUSTAINABLE
    Roughly 240 million plastic paint tray liners get tossed into landfills every year. It's time to make a change in a wasteful industry.

    Not only is the Repaint Tray recyclable, but we strive to translate our eco-conscious efforts throughout the entire company.

    REUSABLE
    The best parts of the Repaint Tray are its reusability and convenience. When you're finished, peel away the paint and rinse the rest.

    Need to step away from your project? Snap on the air-tight lid, keeping your paint fresh and safe away from pets and kids for when you're ready to tackle that project again.

    https://repaintstudios.com/
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    • 42 min
    E62 - Time for an Update on All Things UpCycle Canada-ish

    E62 - Time for an Update on All Things UpCycle Canada-ish

    E62 - Time for an Update on All Things UpCycle Canada-ish

    Hey!  Some August updates on what Dave and Jen are up to!

    - a new UpCycler has been added to the family
    - Jen runs our Sunday only market booth here in Niagara
    - more new guests coming soon
    - we miss you all and look forward to getting back to a more regular fall release schedule

    https://upcyclecanada.ca/
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    • 18 min
    E61 - Five Practical Eco-Friendly Lessons to Share With Your Kids

    E61 - Five Practical Eco-Friendly Lessons to Share With Your Kids

    E61 - Five Practical Eco-Friendly Lessons to Share With Your Kids

    Five practical eco-friendly lessons for kids:
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Teach kids the importance of reducing waste and recycling materials such as paper, plastic, and glass. Encourage the use of reusable items like water bottles and cloth shopping bags.Conserve Energy: Teach kids to turn off lights when not in use, unplug electronics, and use natural light whenever possible. Explain the benefits of saving energy and reducing their carbon footprint.Save Water: Teach kids to conserve water by turning off faucets when brushing their teeth, taking shorter showers, and using a watering can instead of a hose for plants.Support Sustainable Transportation: Encourage walking, biking, or using public transportation when feasible. Explain the environmental benefits of reducing car usage and air pollution.Appreciate Nature: Spend time in nature with kids, engage in gardening activities, and teach them about growing food and the importance of biodiversity. Foster a love for nature and a sense of responsibility towards the environment.
    By focusing on these five practical eco-friendly lessons, you can help instill important values and behaviors in your children, shaping them into environmentally conscious individuals.

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    • 16 min
    E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind Creations

    E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind Creations

    E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind Creations

    MY NAME IS STEPHANIE HONGO AND I AM AN AMERICAN ARTIST LIVING IN CONNECTICUT. I HAVE BEEN CREATING ART FOR THE MAJORITY OF MY LIFE, BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL I BEGAN MAKING MY TRASH PIECES THAT I REALLY FELT INSPIRED TO CREATE ART FOR ART’S SAKE. I COME FROM A FAMILY OF CREATORS OF ALL KINDS, FROM CARPENTRY TO TYPOGRAPHY WE ALL HAVE AN ABILITY TO “MAKE THINGS.” THIS BROAD RANGE OF ABILITY AND INFLUENCE WAS A BIG FACTOR IN DEVELOPING MY OWN BRAND OF CREATIVITY.
    WHEN I FIRST BEGAN MAKING THESE PIECES I ATTEMPTED A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS: ANIMALS, FLOWERS, INANIMATE OBJECTS, EVEN SPORTS LOGOS. AS TIME HAS GONE ON HOWEVER, I’VE NARROWED MY INTEREST TO MAKING JUST ANIMALS. THIS MAY CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, BUT FOR NOW IT IS WHAT INSPIRES ME MOST. OCTOPUSES AND ANIMAL BUSTS ARE AMONG MY FAVORITE THINGS TO CREATE, AND OCTOPUS PIECES ARE BY FAR THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER.
    I DO ALL THE WORK ON MY PIECES OUT OF MY HOME. THE STUDIO I HAVE CREATED FOR MYSELF IS ALWAYS FULLY STOCKED WITH A MOUNTAIN OF TRASH AND RECYCLABLES DONATED BY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND INDIVIDUALS IN MY COMMUNITY. 
    THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH WASTE GENERATED IN THE WORLD. I WANT TO DO MY SMALL PART IN HELPING ELIMINATE SOME OF THAT, WHILE IN TURN MAKING BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE WORKS OF ART. 
    https://www.instagram.com/Sugarfox_art/
    https://sugarfox.net/
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

swizzie2000 ,

Great Podcast Idea!

I a world where we just throw trash away like nothing, a show about repurposing and elevating old items is very refreshing. No pun intended! Great Show! - Mark Savant

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