Free Shipping on all orders over $125 within Canada and $150 within the USA

Cleanups

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 8,120 lbs of waste so far and we're just getting started.


Why?

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.


Upcoming Cleanups

Barron Canyon Cleanup

Sun. apr 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sign Up


Join our beautiful Anupaya Ambassador Brittany for a gorgeous day of community spirit and stewardship in cleaning up Barron Canyon Road in The Ottawa Valley!

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. We are cleaning an area that has been used for target shooting and LOTS of illegal dumping and its just a really huge, sad mess.

We need your help! 

Who: EVERYONE!!!! Bring friends, family, pets and more friends!!!!

What: Garbage Cleanup on Barron Canyon Road

Where: We'll be meeting at KM 11 on Barron Canyon Road. Park on the road and you'll see us!!

When: Sunday, April 28th from 10am - 12pm.

What to bring: Work gloves, warm clothes and all your friendssss!!!!

Contact: Brittany at brittany.lamont@hotmail.com

We'd LOVE to have you!!!

Laurentian Hills Cleanup

SAT. MAY 11, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Sign Up


Join us for a meaningful day of community engagement and environmental stewardship as we clean up an illegal dump site in Laurentian Hills, Ontario.

This is a beautiful area in the Ottawa Valley that has been heavily abused in recent years.

We are cleaning an area that has been used for target shooting and LOTS of illegal dumping and it desperately needs some TLC. We need your help!!

Who: EVERYONE!!!! Bring friends, family, pets and more friends!!!!

What: Garbage Cleanup on a section of trail off of Lamure Rd.

Where: We'll be meeting on Lamure Rd, near the trail turn off, about a KM west of Wylie Rd.

When: Saturday, May 11th from 10am - 12pm.

What to bring: Work gloves, layers, clothes you don't mind getting dirty and all your friendssss!!!!

Contact: Shan at shannon@anupaya.ca

We'd LOVE to have you!!!

Kingston Cleanup

Sun. may 26th, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sign Up


Join us for a meaningful day of community engagement and environmental stewardship as we clean up an illegal dump site in Kingston, Ontario.

Who: EVERYONE!!!! Bring friends, family, pets and more friends!!!!

What: Garbage Cleanup in the Kingston, Ontario.

Where: TBD

When: Sunday, May 26th from 10am - 12pm.

What to bring: Work gloves, layers, clothes you don't mind getting dirty and all your friendssss!!!! 

Contact: Shan at shannon@anupaya.ca

We'd LOVE to have you!!!

Pontiac Quebec Cleanup

Sat. June 22nd, 2019 10:00a.m - 12:00p.m.

Sign Up


Join us for a meaningful day of community engagement and environmental stewardship as we clean up an illegal dump site in Pontiac, Quebec.

This is an absolutely gorgeous part of our country, but due to its remoteness it can become an illegal dumping ground that people take advantage of. A real mess, and we need everyones help! 

Who: EVERYONE!!!! Bring friends, family, pets and more friends!!!!

What: Garbage Cleanup in the Pontiac Region of Quebec.

Where: Klukeville, Quebec. Right on Chemin Picanoc. KM 36 outside the municipal boundary. 

When: Saturday, June 22nd from 10am - 12pm.

What to bring: Work gloves, layers, clothes you don't mind getting dirty and all your friendssss!!!!

Contact: Shan at shannon@anupaya.ca

We'd LOVE to have you!!!

Completed Cleanups

Nadine's Bush Cleanup

Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Sign Up


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

Sign Up


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

Sign Up


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

Sign Up


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.