HI, I'M AKIL!
I'm the founder of The Box Of Life and a climate advocate like many of you reading this. I was anxious, frustrated, and saddened by the lack of action of our communities towards fighting climate change, so I decided to do something about it.
I created The Box of Life because I believe that the humble composting earthworm can reshape our relationship with food and rekindle our love for nature in the urban world. I started composting with the intent of reducing my landfill contribution (organic matter rotting in landfills releases methane and contributes to 3% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions). Since then I have learnt that compost is also very important for soil health and when added to soil can sequester atmospheric CO2 and lock it beneath our feet.
What started out as an at-home vermi-composting experiment a few years ago has now turned into a full time profession that I'm really passionate about!
I hope that your composting journey, whatever the reason might be, can bring about some positivity and joy in your life.
|| 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.