Community Stories: EcoConscious Collective

EcoConscious Collective was founded by two Univeristy of Guelph science students who are knowledgable and passionate about zero-waste living. When you make a purchase through EcoConscious Collective, you’re selecting proven sustainable products and reducing waste within your community. We sat down with one of the founders, Kristine Sondergaard, to find out the inside scoop about their business!

Community Stories: The Conscious Kitchen

Meet Celeste Lopreito, the founder and owner of The Conscious Kitchen. The Conscious Kitchen offers prepared meals, recipe boxes, and a grocery subscription service that allows her customers to eat in alignment with their values.

If you live in the Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, or surrounding areas you can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the table in minutes with local, seasonal, and plant-based ingredients in zero-waste packaging!

We sat down with Celeste to learn about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur!

Community Stories: Retea Cups

Retea Cups is a student-run business with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics by providing sustainable ways of drinking bubble tea. 

The company was founded in 2019 by Toby Zhou, who is currently in her 4th year at UofG, majoring in Applied Human Nutrition and getting a minor in Marketing! 

We sat down with Toby to learn more about her business and entrepreneurial journey. Check out our interview below!

Community Stories: Daily Grind 519

The Daily Grind 519 is the Amazon of coffee in southwestern Ontario. They provide customers with fresh, locally roasted coffee & tea right to their door with a click of a button! 

We sat down with the Daily Grind 519 to learn more about their business and entrepreneurial journey. Check out our interview below!



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Living Glass

U of G student uses entrepreneurship to bring people closer in touch with nature


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