Intro

IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU

When it comes down to it, we make programs that work, for people and for the planet. It’s our mission to go easy on lifestyle, and hard on waste, celebrating progress in a movement all about sustainability.

It’s a big job, we know, but we’re happy to inspire healthy.

History

BUT NOT THE BORING KIND

In March of 2010, we founded Green Start to grow a people-driven movement for a sustainable city. And, grow it has. In 2011, our united cause expanded by over 23 times, exceeding our goals by diverting more than 14,750 pounds of waste from local landfills.

What’s better: it continues! In the first three months of 2012 alone, we’ve recycled and composted over 8,700 pounds. Let’s keep it up! Class dismissed.

Environment

YOU'VE GOT TO LIVE IT TO LEAD IT

While helping others live healthy-happy, we hold ourselves to the highest of environmental standards. You could highlight our advocacy campaigns, our choice to use local suppliers, or simply our daily operations: in all of these, you’ll find we are as green as they come… and happily so.

And, our good behavior is shown in the organizations we collaborate with. Since 2010, we’ve held memberships in REAP Business Association and the United Nations Environment Programme as a climate-neutral company.

Leadership

KEVIN DAVIES

This fellow is the founder of our movement. Having spent years as the dedicated trash-taker-outer for his family, he got fed up with all the rubbish and finally kicked the can. No genie emerged from that bin, so instead of being granted 3 wishes, he cultivated something better: an idea.

That idea was Green Start, and to-date, we’ve found it to be pretty good at answering the genie wishes of others.

Advocates

LEADERS OF CHEER

We have a big list of (not-so) secret crushes. And, all of them share our passion for colourful progress. We are inspired by our weekly recyclers, and are always thrilled to hear that we too inspire their own healthy-happy living. The best love is mutual, no? Check them out, on the next slide!

The every-day superhero.

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Shannon Evans

”Green Start provides a colourful, engaging, and refreshing spin on waste diversion.“

Jenn Lutz

”Green Start cares about the Calgary community, about sustainability, and ultimately, about people.“

Shelley Churchill

”Green Start gave our complex an effective, affordable and responsible choice for recycling.“