On February 15, Bramalea City Centre launched a sustainable living initiative called “OnePlanet”. This new initiative aims to help make positive changes in the community starting with a series of programs that offer practical solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable planet.

OnePlanet is a virtual reality pop-up to show the effects plastic waste has on the environment. Along with this, there will also be a Climate Corner on the upper level to let visitors learn more about their OnePlanet initiative and how they can lead a more sustainable life. The space will remain available the rest of the year as a backdrop to the many other OnePlanet programs and events that will be held at BCC later this year.

The first two pop-ups happened February 15 and 16, and there are three more dates today (February 21) and through the weekend (February 22 and 23). They all run from 2 pm to 7 pm and will be open to guests on the upper level of BCC next to Hudson’s Bay. At the new pop-up shop, visitors can choose from three experiences and be inspired to “Break up with Plastics”.

“With the wake of climate change and the damages it’s creating on our planet, we at Bramalea City Centre want to show our visitors the impacts material waste has on Earth,” says Eleni Koukoulidis, Marketing Director. “Through OnePlanet we hope to inspire people to live a more sustainable lifestyle by offering practical everyday solutions.”

In addition to these happenings, artist Rebecca Jane Houston will be designing a new installation inside BCC in the spring, which will be made from bamboo strings and plastic bags. This new art installation will be a thought-provoking piece to let visitors learn and understand the negative effects plastic waste has on the planet.

Learn more about the OnePlanet initiative here.