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OUR MISSION

Akil holding a Box of Life Worm Studio
 

HI! I'M AKIL!

I'm the founder of The Box Of Life and a climate warrior 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 waste and rekindle our love for nature in the urban world.

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 ||

 

 The box of life our mission

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.

 

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
We purchase our materials from local, small businesses that share common goal of protecting our planet's ecosystem.
 
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED MATERIALS
The cedar we use is grown on sustainably managed forests and milled locally. It pains us to use virgin materials but we take some solace in knowing that you, the customer, will create compost that will nourish the lands for generations to come.
 
ZERO-WASTE MANUFACTURING
Our design minimizes the wastage of wood . The leftover scraps are used to make useful byproducts and art. The sawdust is used in compost during summer and a substitute for salt on driveways during winter.
 
BUILDING COMMUITY RELATIONSHIPS
We engage with communities to build zero-waste, resilient food systems.
 
CREATING EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
We offer workshops and webinars to the community on vermi-composting.
 

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.