CreativeMornings Ottawa May 2020: Nature, with Jay Sinha

Maintaining our creativity takes work. We need to develop and foster it if we want it to stay strong and lively.

The same is true of nature: It has the power to feed and rejuvenate us in ways we may have never imagined. But we also need to ensure we protect it and keep it vibrant.

This month’s CreativeMornings Ottawa speaker knows the importance of strengthening the role nature plays in our lives. Jay Sinha is a scientist, lawyer, ecopreneur and tree hugger.

Jay has always been captivated by nature, and his environmental protection instincts really took hold when doing a grade six project on acid rain. Now he sees chilling parallels between yesterday’s acid rain and today’s borderless toxic microplastics.

Like with all recent CreativeMornings talks, May’s event will be hosted virtually. We are also celebrating our EIGHTH year this month and have some special activities lined up:

  • The Peace Room is hosting a short meditation session
  • Juno award winner KellyLee Evans is performing a song
  • We’re hosting a giveaway for books and other goodies from Jay’s company, Life Without Plastic
  • We’ll have the usual assortment of familiar faces, smiles, and fun ways for you to help us celebrate CreativeMornings Ottawa’s birthday!

About Jay Sinha’s talk

In his CreativeMornings talk, Jay will speak about the sacred powers of nature and how to access them in our lives.

Jay hails proudly from the sunny, windy prairies of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the co-founder and co-owner (with business partner Chantal Plamondon) of Life Without Plastic, a globally established online shop and information resource for safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-friendly alternatives to plastic products for everyday life, including zero waste essentials.

An honours degree in biochemistry from Western University taught him about the microscopic world. He completed civil and common law degrees at McGill University, followed by a dip back into science with a graduate diploma in ecotoxicology from Concordia University—all the better to understand the toxic effects of plastics. He has held various positions in the public, private and civil society sectors.

Jay is a co-author (with Chantal) of the timely bestselling book, LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy, which distils their years of experience seeking out plastic alternatives into an easily understandable deep dive into the plastic pollution issue and practical how-to guide for living with less plastic. So far, the book has been translated into Italian, Japanese, Czech, Slovak, and an updated French version. Korean and Mandarin are on the way.

Jay now resides in Wakefield, Quebec, Canada.

Get your tickets!

Free tickets for the event will be available at 11 a.m EST on May 22 right here.

In May 2020, CreativeMornings Ottawa is celebrating its eighth year! Stay tuned for some special virtual birthday activities both at our May event and on our social channels.