As each day passes and we hear new updates related to COVID-19, it's challenging to understand how to move forward.
Our priority is to do our best to protect the health of everyone at the hive and within our broader community. Operations are being adjusted on an ongoing basis to comply with government recommendations. At this time, we continue to process orders and send them out to be delivered to our retailers and customers.
Community means the world to us. With all of us practicing social distancing, we've shifted our focus to fostering and nurturing our relationships online. We're inspired to see the creative solutions and supportive initiatives that are coming out during this time of crisis.
The Green Living Show (scheduled for last weekend in Toronto) was cancelled. Organizers got creative and have transformed the convention into an online market. BeeBAGZ™ is participating by offering 10% off all products with the promo code GLS20Online. We're inspired by this creative solution!
We're also pleased to see retailers responding wisely. Many grocery and health food stores are dedicating early shopping hours to seniors and health-compromised individuals. Most retailers we work with are now focusing their efforts online to ensure customers are able to meet their daily needs.
We have seen many kind gestures within our smaller community as well: people offering to shop for quarantined friends, neighbours, and family members; people donating to food banks and shelters; people calling, messaging and staying connected online to keep us all feeling supported. Let's keep it up!
We believe that this type of unity and support will help us get through this together. It is how we navigate the difficult times that defines us as a society. Small gestures can create ripple effects and change the world.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay connected through social media.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Of course, as all of you know, Valentine’s Day is here. And in Canada, it’s also the Family Day long weekend.
Here at BeeBAGZ™, we 💛 love of all kinds – for partners, kids, friends, neighbours, parents, pets, and, naturally, Planet Earth! Here are a few tips on how to keep your footprint light and work towards your zero waste goals while you’re sharing all that love!!
Source Eco Chocolate
For many of us, delicious chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. But the truth is, all chocolate is not created equal. According to the World Wildlife Fund, chocolate production leads to deforestation and often involves child labour. But, more and more companies are working to make chocolate production less detrimental. One of our favourites is Alter Eco, crafted from organic cacao by farmers who are replanting South American rainforests.
Give Vintage or Locally Made Jewelry
Receiving a piece of jewelry selected just for you can feel pretty sweet. It will feel even better when you know it has a light footprint. That’s why we love vintage and second-hand. Typically, these unique pieces are higher quality (hence them lasting long enough to be second hand). If you’re in the market for something new, there’s no shortage of talented artisans who make handmade ethical pieces. Here in the Muskoka region, we love The Burnt Timber studio.
It’s so wonderful that we have a long weekend dedicated to our families – and whether you celebrate with the family you were born into or the family you’ve made, try to find an adventure nearby! Have a browse to see where you can skate, feast, make a toast, browse artisan creations and make the most of the three-day weekend.
We’re confident this tip is 100% zero waste and will likely warm the most hearts!