HI, I'M AKIL!
I am the founder of The Box Of Life, a social enterprise in Ottawa helping our communities improve food security and their environmental impact by encouraging them to turn food waste into worm castings, a powerful soil amendment that helps sequester atmospheric carbon into our soils.
I was anxious, frustrated, and saddened by the inaction in the fight against climate change, so I decided to do something to inspire communities to action through the simple act of building a deeper connection to nature and our food in the urban world.
I started composting with the intent of reducing his landfill contribution (organic matter rotting in landfills releases methane which has 25x more warming potential than CO2). But diving headfirst into the project, I have learnt that compost is also very important for soil health and when added to soil can actually sequester atmospheric CO2 and lock it beneath our feet!
|| We acknowledge that our enterprise is operating on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin nation, and as guests of this land, we promise to help heal it for the next seven generations ||
PEOPLE + PLANET + PROFIT
The Box Of Life is a social enterprise and what that means is that we believe in caring for the people and our planet first and foremost, while making enough profits to pay the rent, grab a beer, and keep the lights on.
HAVE A GREAT IDEA? GET IN TOUCH!
We're always looking to improve our sustainability and social outcomes and would love to do more. If you have some ideas, get in touch.