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Zero Waste Canada in the News

From Victoria to Quidi Vidi

July 22, 2017

Buddy Boyd and his partner Barb Hetherington finished a drive across the country Saturday afternoon by dipping the wheels of their car into the Atlantic on the slipway at Quidi Vidi Village.

Le Canada aller-retour en véhicule électrique

July 18, 2017

Un couple de la Colombie-Britannique traverse le Canada aller-retour en véhicule électrique dans le but de démontrer qu’il est possible de faire un aussi long voyage à travers le pays. L’aventure devrait leur coûter 200 $ en déplacements.

Depuis qu’ils ont commencé leur voyage, Buddy Boyd et Barb Hetherington s’arrêtent un peu partout sur leur passage et rencontrent des propriétaires de véhicules électriques ou des curieux.

Couple doing cross-country road trip in an electric car

July 18, 2017

“Just because the municipality gave you a wheelie cart for your compost and recyclables, ask yourself what is the carbon footprint savings if you have to have these trucks pick it up and cart it places?” asked Buddy Boyd, who has worked in waste management for 40-years, from driving garbage trucks to management positions.

“We are trying to educate people to see we are the solution, be the solution. So shop differently, refuse a straw, bring a reusable cup to Starbucks. Collectively, we can really make a difference as opposed to waiting for someone to come and fix the mess we made.”

Charged up to cross Canada

July 11, 2017

A British Columbia couple is getting a charge driving across Canada in their electric car.

Buddy Boyd and Barb Hetherington, joined by their rescue dog Piper, want Canadians to know a major trip such as a cross-country trek can be done with a vehicle such as their Chevy Bolt.

Sunshine Coast couple Bolts across Canada

July 9, 2017

Buddy Boyd’s Chevrolet Bolt is a modern-day electric camel, carrying his family across Canada’s expanse from charging oasis to oasis.

“There are a few spots in the Prairies and Northern Ontario that have us a little worried, where it’s a long way between chargers,” he said.

Gibsons residents Boyd, Barb Hetherington and their 38-kilogram dog Piper are testing the limits of the all-electric Bolt in Saskatchewan right now and so far the road has truly risen to meet them.

'Bolt Across Canada' proving zero emission travel is possible

July 5, 2017

From coast to coast, one Canadian couple and their dog are trying to prove zero waste and zero emission car travel can be achieved.

Barb Hetherington, Buddy Boyd and canine companion Piper were in Red Deer Tuesday morning taking advantage of the electric chargers at Peavey Mart headquarters. Their trek is called Bolt Across Canada and yes, they’re driving a Chevy Bolt.

Couple Bolts across Canada to Promote Zero Waste and Electric Vehicles

APRIL 10, 2017

Buddy Boyd added, “Simple lifestyle choices like making wiser vehicle choices and reducing our waste can make a difference. We want to promote our emerging green highways and roads that are making it easier for more and more Canadians to drive low emissions vehicles and we want to take the message that Zero Waste, one of the quickest, easiest and most effective first steps for individuals and communities, to immediately reduce GHG emissions.”