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


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. 


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.