Our Story 

We are currently looking for people to join our team! If you are 16 or older and passionate about making environmental change please fill out this google form and we will contact you for your to join us!

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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! Lives With Less Plastic was started with the intention to ban single use plastic bags and straws in Cochrane but since that time we have pivoted to helping people lower their collective and individual environmental footprints!

Based out of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Our Members

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Hi! My name is Jade Janzen and I founded Lives With Less Plastic in 2018 because we need to reduce our consumption and I wanted to make environmental change in my community. 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 11 at Bow Valley High School and when I graduate I would like to pursue environmental science, go to medical school and then study the effects of microplastics on the human body! 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!! I live on Treaty 7 land and Metis Region 3.

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Hey! 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 the University of Alberta for Earth and Atmospheric science! I am very passionate about the atmosphere and am big into the fight against climate change 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 and improve the world we live in. When I'm not advocating for the environment I spend most of my time as a competitive and varsity curler, practicing and competing around Canada and the world representing the U of A. I also enjoy playing ultimate frisbee,  taking care of my many plants and baking the occasional cookie! I'm so glad I get to help make a positive change in this world with Lives With Less Plastic!!! I live on Treaty 6 land and Metis Region 4.

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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 climate change 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! - where I'm studying mechanical and biomedical 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 and music. I live on Treaty 7 land and Metis Region 3.

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Hello! My name is Simon Sharp and I have been a member of Lives With Less Plastic since 2021! Since I was young I have spent much of my time outdoors, and that has lead me towards pursing a career doing exactly that.  I am attending my second year at Lethbridge College in the Natural Resource Compliance program. From first hand experiences and school, I have learned the importance and difficulty of preserving our amazing natural resources. joining Lives With Less Plastic is a way I feel like I can be part of the solution. Other activities I enjoy are fishing, hiking and, watching or playing sports such as Baseball and hockey. I live on Treaty 7 land and Metis Region 3.

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Hi! My name is Faith O'Brien and I have been a member of Lives With Less Plastic since 2021! Hi! I am a senior at Springbank Community High School. I am an outdoor and animal enthusiast. Lives With Less Plastic has made me more eco-conscious and inspired me to take further steps to reduce my environmental footprint. I am passionate about educating Alberta youth about the impact of climate change and what they can do to help! I hope to pursue a career in urban planning to design more sustainable cities. I aspire to create nature-based communities that utilize alternative energy and promote eco-conscious living. Fun Fact: my favourite movie is The Lorax and I have a reusable straw collection. I live on Treaty 7 land and Metis Region 3.