The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration

The UpCycle Canada Podcast: Your Eco-Friendly Inspiration

Welcome to UpCycle Canada, the ultimate podcast for eco-conscious individuals seeking sustainable alternatives to combat the ever-growing problem of waste. If you're passionate about finding inspiration to repurpose, reuse, and recycle discarded items, then this podcast is tailor-made for you! Join hosts Dave and Jennifer Campbell as they take you on an exciting journey into the creative world of UpCycling. Through thought-provoking discussions, interviews with experts, and real-life success stories, you'll explore innovative ways to breathe new life into old objects while contributing to a greener planet. Discover the art of re-purposing, salvage, furniture refinishing, and other eco-friendly practices that go beyond the disposable lifestyle. Whether you're a maker, side hustler, dreamer, or simply someone dedicated to preserving the environment, UpCycle Canada has something special for you. Each episode is packed with practical tips, tried-and-tested ideas, and actionable insights to help you embark on your own UpCycling journey. Dave and Jennifer share their passion for sustainability and empower you to make a positive impact in your everyday life. Expect fascinating conversations with esteemed guests from the upcycling and salvage world, offering unique perspectives and inspiration. Together, we'll celebrate the ingenious ways individuals and businesses find new purposes for discarded items. Let's keep the conversation going! Re-purpose, reduce, reuse, and recycle with UpCycle Canada, and become part of a thriving community of earth-friendly listeners committed to making a difference. Together, we can create a more sustainable and beautiful world. Subscribe now to be part of our mission to be the best eco-friendly podcast in your favorites. Get ready for exciting things ahead and start transforming discarded items into valuable treasures with UpCycle Canada! Key Terms (SEO-Rich): UpCycle Canada, eco-friendly alternatives, creative upcycling, repurpose, reuse, recycle, sustainable, waste reduction, discarded items, furniture refinishing, salvage, disposable lifestyle, makers, side hustlers, dreamers, earth-friendly listeners, practical tips, tested ideas, sustainability, green planet, positive impact, sustainable practices, thriving community, environment preservation.


January 8, 2024 17 mins

E67 - Happy 2024 - Some updates and plans for 2024

Hey all! Happy New Year!  Dave is back with a few updates on all things UpCycle Canada and some thoughts for the new year ahead.

Thanks for your support and your messages!  We appreciate you all so much!

Check out a great new podcast created just for Dad!  We want to encourage and empower Dads everywhere to be the best Dad th...

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EPISODE 64 - Rebecca Bratspies - Environmental Expert, Environmental Justice Proponent

Rebecca teaches at CUNY School of Law. She is a scholar of environmental justice, human rights, and environmental law. Her book Naming Gotham won the Association of Public Historians of New York 2023 Award for Excellence in Local History. The Environmental Justice Chronicles, her graphic novel series  won EPA’s 2023 Clean Air Excellence ...

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Meet Billie

In early 2021, I started a small business refinishing and refurbishing furniture in my tiny basement studio. I quickly noticed the constant waste I was going through with plastic paint tray liners and wasn't able to reuse them. Naturally, I went to Amazon and Google to find a reusable option and couldn't f...

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E62 - Time for an Update on All Things UpCycle Canada-ish

Hey!  Some August updates on what Dave and Jen are up to!

- a new UpCycler has been added to the family
- Jen runs our Sunday only market booth here in Niagara
- more new guests coming soon
- we miss you all and look forward to getting back to a more regular fall release schedule

Check out a great new podcast cr...

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E61 - Five Practical Eco-Friendly Lessons to Share With Your Kids

Five practical eco-friendly lessons for kids:

  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Teach kids the importance of reducing waste and recycling materials such as paper, plastic, and glass. Encourage the use of reusable items like water bottles and cloth shopping bags.
  2. Conserve Energy: Teach kids to turn off lights when not in use, unplug electronics, and use natural light...
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E60 - Stephanie Hongo - Creator of Sugarfox - Upcycling Plastics and Trash into Stunning One of a Kind Creations


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E59 - Suzanne Goulden - You Don't Just Minimize Once - Balancing Minimalism and Crafting

How do you balance being a minimalist and being a crafter?  Interesting dilemma!

Your simpler life begins here.

Ladies, we are strong and passionate, and the managers of our homes and families. We bear a lot on our shoulders.

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed with life?
  • Do you dream of a clutter-free house but need guidance on ...
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E58 - Quick Update From Dave

Dave here!  Just jumping on to give you a quick update on UpCycle Canada.

Our next chapter for the business now that the store has been closed, our new retail space at the Niagara Flea Market, and a quick update on our podcast plans

Great to connect with you!  Jen and I will be back with you again on a regular basis very soon!

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E57 - Toy Exchange Canada - Play and Learn. Return. Repeat - Rent Your Toys Today

Carissa MacLennan joins us to talk toys! Yes, Dave is super happy to talk all things toys!  Imagine renting your toys instead of buying toys that your kids grow out of and then you are stuck with toys destined for the landfill!  Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles... Lend us your ear!  What a great gift idea for new parents - the gift that keeps o...

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E56 - Jamie Montgomery - Creator of James Repurposed - Creative Repurposing and Custom Creations For Your Home

Jamie joins us to talk about his amazing small business James Repurposed.  Jamie takes items that have ended their useful purpose and he rescues these materials and creates amazing home décor and gift ideas for your home.

You could go to a big box store and buy something that was made somewhere else and m...

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EPISODE 55 - New Year, New Location, Some Updates and More to come

Hey guys!  So it is 2023, we are still running around like crazy tying up loose ends with our business and making strides towards new adventures with UpCycle Canada in 2023

Dave here!  Jumping on to say hi!  Been thinking of you all and  wanted to give you a quick update on the store, our business and what is ahead this year.

We officially...

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Our Gift to You - The Daily Santa Podcast - Countdown to Christmas with us

Podcast #7 in our group of podcasts is the Daily Santa Podcst - join us as we countdown to Christmas with daily Podcasts designed for children and families to enjoy!

Join Santa, Twinkle the Voice Over Guy, Producer Dave and Selfie, Santa's Official Social Media Elf as they navigate the month of December leading u...

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Our Most Recent Blog and a Shout Out From Mike and Tay at Black Dog Salvage

Yep, it happened again!  Our friends Mike and Tay at Black Dog Salvage and Lift Arc Studios gave us another shout out on their weekly podcast - we are so thrilled!

In this episode we share
- a clip from the Black Dog Salvage Podcast,
- the news story of the end of their television show and the huge impact i...

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Our Dad Space Podcast - How To Get Out of Your Own Way and Find Contentment in Your Dad Journey

As we close off 2022, we are busy closing down our storefront, still working full-time, completing custom orders and saying goodbye to our walk-in retail customers, we wanted to share some of our other podcasts that we do with our UpCycle Canada Family!

I Created Dad Space - a podcast for Dads by ...

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Black Dog Salvage and UpCycle Canada - Check out This Amazing Podcast With our Friends in ROANOKE, VA

Black Dog Salvage is a prominent architectural salvage company based in Roanoke, Virginia and the home “Salvage Dawgs” (2012-2020 - DIY Network/HGTV). 

Founded in 1999 by Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, Black Dog Salvage specializes in saving valuable architectural pieces of history from th...

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Episode 50 - 

Camille Lee Joins in to talk about her business Wear Em Out Tees

About Us:
Welcome to our circular-fashion home! All Wear Em Out Tees inventory is comprised of a careful selection of pre-loved t-shirts transformed into soft, upcycled graphic tees for you!

Find your one-of-a-kind find right here and be sure to subscribe to get the latest updates on future launches!

Did you know that it tak...

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Stacy joins  us to share her journey,  
- starting with stepping into a home built in 1885, 
- the passion and work it took to make this house a home for her family
- passing on her love for rehab and refurbishing to the next generation
- her podcast, blog and YouTube content that takes her community along for the ride
- her desire to help with the big and little questions
- and how a ...

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Episode 48 -

Jason Centeno joins us today to talk about his new app that addresses garbage pickup in a fun and effective way!

Jason is a retired Firefighter turned Eco-Medic and his new App

Download Trashmitter and never worry about trash day again!

Use Trashmitter to easily schedule local trash pick-ups

Trashmitter is an on-demand app that allows users to arrange for bags of tras...

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Director of Operations for Earth Wise Architectural Salvage - Aaron Blanchard joins us from Seattle, WA on this episode of The UpCycle Canada Podcast!

Aaron braves the Tacoma to Seattle commute daily to help salvage, merchandise, and keep things on track.


As a demolition contractor, Kurt was in charge of demolishing houses and buildings.  While ...

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Instead of tossing materials from her 1850's home reno into a bin and shipping it off to a landfill, Joce had an idea - a plan - to take unwanted reno materials and repurpose them into amazing creations that capture the history of the materials!

Please join us in welcoming Joce Greenwood from The Salvage Life - here is bit about Joce and her business!

Welcome to The Salvage Life.

I’m Joc...

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