Monday, 24 December 2018

Wild North Flowers

Today we are talking to Jennifer Fowlow from the Wild North Flowers, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products or services over mainstream/non-green florists?
Our studio uses solely Ontario grown flowers to create custom floral arrangements while supporting local growers and farmers.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
Our floral arrangements!

Why is being green important to you?
As a small business we have complete control over our eco-footprint and are constantly finding new ways to be as green as possible. In the floral industry there is lots of waste and at Wild North one of our main goals is to be innovative in our green efforts.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?


We offer 10%-off your order. Learn more



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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Lovbird Design

Owner: Maureen Bradshaw

Today we are talking to Maureen Bradshaw from the Lovbird Design, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over non-green options?
My shirts are made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and with eco-friendly dyes.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
The Let Go long sleeve t-shirt and the Laugh Like Buddha t-shirt.

Why is being green important to you?
When farmers spray cotton with pesticides, it makes the people and animals in the area very sick.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
15 per cent off your online order. Learn more

Live Green Perks: hundreds of deals on everything from coffee to kayaks. Download the free app today!

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Toronto Tool Library & Sharing Depot

Lead: Emily Charles-Donleson

Today we are talking to Emily Charles-Donleson from the Toronto Tool Library & Sharing Depot, a member of the Live Green Perks program.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Urbivore [urb(an) + (herb)ivore]

Owners: Emily and Rebekah Okashimo

Today we are talking to Emily and Rebekah Okashimo from Urbivore, one of the newest additions to the Live Green Perks program.





Why should a consumer choose your products over non-green options?
Connect with your practice on a deeper level with all natural cork yoga alternatives. Not only is cork good for you and our planet, it also makes the perfect yoga companion. Free from harmful chemicals and PVC’s, cork is naturally self-cleaning and inhibits bacteria, mould and fungal growth meaning a clean and fresh smelling mat all the time. Did you know that no trees are harmed either? Cork is harvested from the regenerative bark of cork oak trees and actually absorbs more carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen into the atmosphere when stripped of their bark.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
Our cork yoga mat is by far the most popular item in our shop. The positive feedback from our loyal yogis is all the motivation we need to continue spreading the word and encouraging more yogis to make the switch. One of the best features is the non-slip grip cork provides! Truly connect with Mother Earth and let the strength of the Earth ground you in those hard to hold poses. With cork, the more you sweat, the better your grip!

Why is being green important to you?
We encourage our yogis to “stretch yourself” meaning, open your mind and heart to a more conscious way of living. Just as we practice in yoga, stretching opens up new spaces in our bodies to bring our focus and breath to. It means bringing this new awareness to your everyday life. We are true believers that everything you do makes a difference. No matter how great or small, our choices add up. Collectively, our decisions have the power to change the world! Napolean Hill once said, “If you cannot do great things. Do small things in a great way.” This is the ethos with which we built the Urbivore on.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?

Buy a yoga mat and get a free upcycled cork yoga mat strap, or receive 10 per cent off your purchase! Learn more



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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Inde-Art - Custom Furniture & Cabinets

Owner: Sorab K

Today we are talking to Sorab from Inde-Art Design House - Custom Furniture & Cabinets, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over a mainstream/non-green option?

Many of our products are made from salvaged or reclaimed wood.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your store?
Reclaimed teak wood panels for new or existing cabinets, including IKEA.

Why is being green important to you?
Our products are good for the planet, look beautiful, are unique and one-of-a-kind.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?

15%-off your purchase. Learn more

Live Green Perks: hundreds of deals on everything from coffee to kayaks. Download the free app today!