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Hello! My name is Amber, and I am a Métis educator from Toronto, Canada.

On December 30, 2015 at 11:00pm, I wrote to Facebook:

"Here's a facet of native philosophy by which I try very hard to abide, though it may sound strange to you: See that fire and those branches and that one, long trunk? Those were my Christmas tree. It was a living being that sacrificed its life to be in my living room. I have done my best to honour that life. These branches may end up jewelry or coasters or ornaments or kindling, but they will live out that life and not be wasted. Why throw a plant out with the trash?"

Out of this mindset, Treecycle Toronto was born.

Operating on an indigenous philosophy of conservation and sustainability, Treecycle Toronto is an independent home…

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  • Joined January 15, 2016

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wood, branches, trees, upcycle, sustainable, conservation, needles, pencil crayon, sugar, Mod Podge, beads, feathers, suede

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Treecycle Toronto

About

Hello! My name is Amber, and I am a Métis educator from Toronto, Canada.

On December 30, 2015 at 11:00pm, I wrote to Facebook:

"Here's a facet of native philosophy by which I try very hard to abide, though it may sound strange to you: See that fire and those branches and that one, long trunk? Those were my Christmas tree. It was a living being that sacrificed its life to be in my living room. I have done my best to honour that life. These branches may end up jewelry or coasters or ornaments or kindling, but they will live out that life and not be wasted. Why throw a plant out with the trash?"

Out of this mindset, Treecycle Toronto was born.

Operating on an indigenous philosophy of conservation and sustainability, Treecycle Toronto is an independent home business that turns previously-loved Christmas Trees and fallen branches into a variety of housewares, arts, crafts, jewelry, and cosmetics.

We sell both premade products, and fill custom orders. We provide a variety of shipping options, include local drop off (subject to fee) and local pick-up (at Runnymede Station).

Our customers can also contribute to conservation efforts through a Christmas tree drop-off. See our external website (http://www.treecycletoronto.ca) for more details.

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