Our Story 

Lives With Less Plastic aims to educate people about their environmental footprints and help them reduce their environmental footprints for the betterment of the environment and to live a life with less plastic!

Based out of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Mission:

To inform our community of the impact their consumption has on the environment and empower them to take simple steps to reduce their consumption and environmental footprint for a sustainable future. 

Vision:

Citizens who understand their environmental impact and are taking steps to reduce their individual and collective environmental footprint.

Our Members

Hi! My name is Jade Janzen and I founded Lives With Less Plastic in 2018 because we need to reduce our consumption. I started Lives With Less Plastic to ban single use plastic bags and straws in Cochrane but we have grown a lot since then. I have always been passionate about the environment and have grown up in the outdoors.  I love educating and teaching younger students about how they can change their ways and grow up being environmentally aware. In my free time I play ringette, soccer and basketball as well as cross country ski, snow shoe, hike and mountain bike! I am in grade 10 and Bow Valley High School and when i graduate I would like to pursue environmental science like a hydrologist or go to medical school! Lives With Less Plastic is my biggest accomplishment and passion and I love what I do! Fun fact, the first word I learned was recycling!!

Hello! My name is Zoe Cinnamon and I have been a member of Lives With Less Plastic since 2020! I love the outdoors and am going to school for Earth and Atmospheric science! I am very passionate about the atmosphere and am big into the fight against global warming, but any way to help the environment is something I can get behind! Lives With Less Plastic is an amazing organization and I love being part of the effort to reduce single-use plastics. When I'm not advocating for the environment I spend most of my time as a competitive curler, practicing and competing around Canada. I also enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, baseball and baking the occasional cookie! So glad I get to help make a positive change in this world with Lives With Less Plastic!!!

Hello! My name is Alexandria Veckenstedt and I have been a member of Lives With Less Plastic since 2020! Growing up I was always a huge fan of the outdoors and over the years this built into a desire to protect our environment. I believe global warming is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation and I hope that I can be a small part of the solution. I am currently attending the University of Calgary - Go Dino's! - for my general first year of engineering. In my spare time I love to do anything athletic, especially basketball which I've played competitively throughout my life. I also enjoy baseball, snowboarding and am a huge lover of movies.