July 5, 2017

In Red Deer, I had the pleasure to learn about an incredible project about rethinking our current methods of growing food and restoring land back to a vibrant habit.

An old farm site neighbouring the landfill on Piper Creek, a place where concrete and motor parts were b...

July 3, 2017


Happy birthday to you Canada.

Flags were draped over balconies and July 1st fashionistas sported red and maple leaf prints in James Bay a funky neighbourhood in Victoria. Surrounded by Zero Waste supporter and electric vehicle enthusiasts, we dipped the w...

June 30, 2017

Last night we went the Thursday night market in Sidney BC. We wanted to meet up with our Zero Waste friends who own the Burlap Shoe.

One of the main streets of Sidney, Beacon Ave is cordoned off every Thursday night from MAY to the fall to create rollicking street marke...

June 16, 2017

what to take on the road for a Zero Waste road trip

June 15, 2017

On Saturday, while Buddy was showing the Chevy Bolt at the annual Gibsons Home and Garden Expo, I attended the presentation by Scott from Alternative Power Solutions on solar panels.

I have followed the news stories of the growth and development of the solar industry fo...

May 22, 2017

Bolt Across Canada in parade at Pender Harbour

May 15, 2017

Bolt Across Canada checking out charging stations and dug out canoes on way to Vernon

May 15, 2017

Bolt Across Canada drives the Coquilhalla

May 3, 2017

Monday Buddy and I made a quickie trip to Squamish for lunch and to meet up with Chevrolet promotion team doing a media event.

It was a rainy day so we didn’t stop to take pictures at the look-outs with the amazing views of Howe Sound and mountains .The winding section...

April 25, 2017

We had another trip to Victoria this last week for the largest electric vehicle show on Vancouver Island that was part of the Creatively United for the Planet Earth Day festival at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

This trip we travelled via Nanaimo, first taking a ferry...

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Imagine driving an electric vehicle across Canada from coast to coast.

We imagined driving our new Chevy Bolt across Canada, and then we decided to do it.

This summer we took a road trip across Canada.Travelling across Canada by car is a great way to get to know our beautiful country. We wanted to show that it is possible to have a fun road trip adventure with a lower impact.

Yes it is possible!

Bolt Across Canada by the Numbers

• Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington’s Chevy Bolt EV hauled 476 kilograms of people, dog, luggage and supplies a distance of 17,690 kilometres in 57 days.

• They stopped at 80 different charging points, and paid $160.15 in charging fees.

• They left zero kilograms of food scraps behind, and instead used a small counter-top composter to create 10 litres of finished compost.

• They left zero kilograms of garbage in the communities they visited and returned home with just one small bag to dispose of. 


Bolt Across Canada is a Canada150 project to promote Zero Waste and zero emissions.Zero Waste Canada is taking to the road to meet ordinary Canadians to promote Zero Waste and to tell the stories of average Canadians making a difference.Along the way we will be having a low impact roadtrip creating little waste as we drive an all electric Chevy Bolt across Canada.

Zero Waste Canada is a non-profit grassroots organization promoting Zero Waste in Canada.

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July 1 : Bolt Across Canada launch
Jul 01, 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Anglers Boat Ramp 75 Dallas Rd,
75 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 1A2, Canada

We drove the green highway across Canada  from Victoria to Quidi Vidi and then back to Gibsons in our Chevy Bolt but the adventure is just beginning. Now let's continue with our adventures with Bolt and Beyond.