October 11, 2017

For two life- seasoned Canadians travelling across Canada, life on the road was full of lessons about our magnificent country and lessons about our lives.

Living out of a suitcase, staying in a different community almost every night for almost two months gave us some re...

September 27, 2017

Morning rituals help create Zero Waste on the road

September 6, 2017

One of the issues we faced travelling with a dog while trying to reduce the waste we created and not wanting to leave garbage in the many communities we visited across Canada was poop; Piper’s poop to be precise.

So here was the challenge of being a responsible pet owne...

July 17, 2017

Crazy Fries Zero Waste style

When you are travelling and eating on the road reducing the waste can be challenging.

We live in an imperfect world and we travel in it.

Sometimes you just cannot predict if the sauce or salad dressing will be coming in a plastic container.

Thi...

June 16, 2017

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

April 3, 2017

When planning a Zero Waste road trip across Canada possibly for two months the issue of discard management becomes part of the process. Obviously we are trying to create as little waste as possible and we want to be respectful of the communities we visit.

This is a trip...

February 18, 2017

Living a Zero Waste lifestyle is possible and beneficial.

February 15, 2017

We will be doing our best  to reduce our waste  and unlike the picture shown we will remember no plastic straws.

If you have a Zero waste story or business or product we would love to meet you on our trip across Canada.
 
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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
When
Jul 01, 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Where
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.

My name is Piper. I am the co-pilot on this low impact road trip.With my family, Buddy Boyd and Barbara Hetherington, we are travelling across Canada in our new Chevy Bolt EV.

 

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