60 minutes | May 17, 2021

Captain Planet! - Canadian Green Alliance and Planet Pantry

Today on the pod we are talking all things sustainability! We will introduce you to two amazing companies and collaborations that are all about sustainable green practices both within our business and within our homes. Our guests today are Tess Benger and Julia McLellan from Canadian Green Alliance, and Sam Soloway and Tyrell Witherspoon of Planet Pantry.Tess Benger and Julia McLellan are co-founders of the Canadian Green Alliance, a national not-for-profit devoted to bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability.  Their goal is to create a national guideline to aid theatre companies and individuals in the design, construction, and production of environmentally responsible theatre in Canada. Through the development of a comprehensive handbook, and the use of alliance deputies within each company, they can help guide arts organizations towards sustainable choices from the front of house to backstage. The Canadian Green Alliance is exactly that, an alliance. Julia and Tess are looking for everyone to pull up a chair and work side by side to transform the way we make theatre. Sam Soloway and Tyrell Witherspoon opened Planet Pantry in 2020, a package free and planet approved shop that provides the people of Winnipeg a waste free option when purchasing home, health, and body products where you BYOC (bring your own containers). Throughout the pandemic this pair has successfully met the needs of their community, pivoted when needed in order to keep their products accessible and available, all while remaining eco friendly and low waste. Sam and Tyrell have recently opened up their brick and mortar location at The Forks in Winnipeg, so if you’re in the area go pay them a visit! Come hang with us, get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky, and let’s save the planet together!
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