One Pound Promise
Through our ‘One Pound Promise’ initiative, Anupaya commits to taking care of our wild spaces by removing one pound of waste for every product sold through hosting and funding community cleanups across Canada and beyond. We've cleaned up 58,469lbs of waste so far and we're just getting started.
Well, the planet is kinda hurting right now.
The amount of waste in wild spaces is so staggering and heartbreaking and it essentially all comes back to corporations and industry.
Too much waste. Single use plastics. Disposable everything.
160,000 plastic bags are used globally EVERY SECOND, 5 trillion produced annually.
Without ALL of us making the changes we so desperately need to make, we know that these cleanups are just a bandaid. Thats why our community events are heavily focused on EDUCATION, because when we know better, we do better.
We NEED to find a better way.
Community, collaboration and connection feel like a good place to start.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a floating landfill of garbage in the Pacific Ocean, is twice the size of Texas (let that sink in for a sec).
Mostly composed of plastics, which take 500-1000 years to degrade.
1 use, 1000 years. Yuck.
We need to do better. We need to BE better.
The tides need to turn, we need to become more conscious of our consumption, corporations need to step up in a huge way and we want to help be a part of that change.
For-profit businesses have an immense capacity to help heal our planet and we started this company because we want to be a part of that healing.
We want to get amongst it. Not just talk about how much we care, but take real, honest and tangible steps towards positive change.
We fight for what we love and we are just soooooo in love with our wild spaces.
They change us, they shape us, they bring us home to ourselves.
And we need to do our part to protect and preserve them.
We’d sure love your help.
Nadine's Bush Cleanup
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Nadine's Bush is a really wonderful wild space in the heart of Pembroke that had been been overused and was a spot for LOTS of illegal dumping!
38 volunteers showed up and over the course of 2 hours, we managed to clean up 3107lbs of waste!!
Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support!
Algonquin Trail Cleanup
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
The Algonquin Trail is an incredible natural resource for the community and is a hub for recreational activities such as hiking, running and cycling.
Due to illegal dumping and misuse, it needed some major TLC!
27 volunteers showed up to offer their support and we managed to clean up 2040lbs of garbage in just under 2 hours!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who joined us! Thank you to our sponsors The County of Renfrew and Moncions Metro!
We're so grateful for you all!!
Forest Lea Park Cleanup
sat, nov 3, 2018
Forest Lea Park is a wonderful and well loved community resource in Laurentian Hills.
There was lots of debris in the park, along the road and in the ditches.
Over 20 people joined our Anupaya Ambassador and they cleaned up 120lbs of waste!
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and participated!!
Hawaii Big Island Cleanup
sun. mar 24, 2019
Anupaya and Women Who Explore do HAWAII!!!!!!
Because of Hawaii's close proximity to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, thousands of pounds of ocean debris wash up on the beautiful and remote beaches of the South Shore every year, making these coastlines some of the dirtiest in the world.
We teamed up with Women Who Explore, Hawaii Wildlife Fund and Surfrider Hilo to host an epic Ocean Cleanup. This ALL WOMENS group cleaned up one of the islands most remote beaches and removed 870lbs in one hour!
So excited to head back to this absolutely gorgeous part of the world and do our part in cleaning up the oceans plastic.
Barron Canyon Cleanup
sun, apr 28, 2019
Barron Canyon is the gateway to Algonquin Provinial Park and is an amazing wild space for hikers, bikers, fisherman, hunters, campers, foragers, birders and so much more.
This place is TRULY a provincial gem, but has been heavily abused in recent years.
33 of us cleaned up an area that has been used for target shooting and had LOTS of illegal dumping.
We had SUCH a successful day in the woods, working collectively to leave our wild spaces better than we found them.
Thank you so much to all who participated!!!
sun, may 26, 2019
Oh mannnn what a wonderful event!
30 people came together to help cleanup a massive illegal dump site on the outskirts of Kingston.
We successfully removed 19,550lbs of waste in three hours.
Thank you to all that showed up to help and to the City of Kingston for providing the dumpsters and responsible removal!!
sat, june 22, 2019
What a wonderful day in Pontiac, Quebec.
We had a small but mighty crew out to cleanup a HUGE illegal dumping site in rural Eastern Quebec.
This area, near Klukeville, is so, so gorgeous, but due to its remoteness, has a big illegal dumping issue and we were so stoked to have a hand in cleaning it up!
Thank you to all that joined us and the municipality of Pontiac for the dumpster and taking care of responsible disposal!
Laurentian Hills Cleanup
Sat, sept 21, 2019
50 people joined us for a wonderful day outside, cleaning up an illegal shooting range and dump site in the Ottawa Valley.
We cleaned up 11, 424lbs of waste in under 3 hours!!!!!!
Thank you to all who attended!!!