About

ACORN eco living is a place for all things eco, homeschooling, adventure, and sustainability. ACORN is an online eco store and blog where Amy shares posts about their homeschool life, adventures, and sustainable living. Amy, an environmental scientist and outdoor enthusiast, is passionate about sustainable lifestyles and wants to make sustainable products more accessible within her community and beyond.

The original ACORN eco boutique was founded in 2010 by Amy Sanderson as an eco store located in Lumsden, SK. She opened her shop in a historic building in Lumsden, SK alongside 3 other female run businesses. As time passed, Amy got married and started a family and stepped back from ACORN to raise her two children. Now that these two are a little older, Amy has re-launched into this venture. 

<Photo above: Canoe trip with the kiddos>

A little bit more about me, Amy:

I was raised on the prairies in rural Saskatchewan. My family comes from an agricultural background and I always spent time outdoors on the farm and camping. As I grew so did my passion for the outdoors and environment. Life experiences, role models, and mentors inspired me to continue my education in environmental sciences. I moved to Edmonton upon completion of high school to pursue my degree. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, with specialization in Conservation Biology. While completing my degree, I worked in the environmental field for both the provincial and federal governments and upon graduation began working in the field of environmental assessment with the federal government. 

My professional and personal life, along with volunteer work, has exposed me to many of our world's environmental challenges and opportunities, not to mention the world's outstanding beauty and gifts. I want to be part of the change and eco-growth. Rather than focusing just on the environmental hardships, I want to demonstrate our abilities to make change starting with ourselves, right in our homes and communities.

I have stepped back from my career to adventure with and homeschool my two children, which is the muse for many of my blog posts. You'll often find me adventuring in around my community of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, attending learning events and activities, crafting, and pouring over books about sustainable living, gardening, outdoor adventures, and endless picture books that I read to my kids daily.  I love to learn and grow, hike and explore, garden, read, and share this with others. I hope you enjoy the blog posts and please feel free to ask questions and leave comments to let me know what you think!

Warm wishes to you! Thank you for stopping by!