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

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Ontario Science Centre

Maurice Bitran, CEO

Today we are talking to Maurice Bitran from the Ontario Science Centre, which offers one of the most popular deals on the Live Green Perks program.



What's new and exciting at the Ontario Science Centre?

Easy TTC access and Eglinton Crosstown coming! The Energy Show highlights how renewable energy sources can make a difference.

What is a unique, eco-friendly gift that people can buy at the Ontario Science Centre?
The Gorilla Store at the Ontario Science Centre supplies industrial surplus components (saved from the landfill) for maker projects.

Why is being green important to you?
We promote scientific literacy and curiosity, which will spark the current generation to solve our current and future environmental challenges.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
20%-off general admission. Learn more

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Friday, 14 December 2018

The Healthy Butcher

Owner: Mario Fiorucci

Today we are profiling Mario Fiorucci from The Healthy Butcher, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over those from mainstream/non-green butchers?
We don't just sell organic, we curate the best of the best - whether it's meat, fish, produce, or grocery items.

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

Gift cards, classes, and meat boxes.

Why is being green important to you?
Sustainability - we simply can't keep going the way we are going, depleting the nutrition of our limited amount of soil, destroying our oceans, and polluting our air. Our focus is on food, which has a direct impact on personal health and Earth health.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
Discount off of Certified Organic chickens as well as free home deliveries. Learn more



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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tori's Bakeshop

Owner: Tori Vaccher

Today we are talking to Tori Vaccher from Tori's bakeshop, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over non-green options?
They are organic and all natural ingredients made with love in an eco-conscious space with compostable packaging.

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

Our vegan cinnamon buns and gluten-free donuts.

Why is being green important to you?
It's important for my business ethics to match my personal ethos.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?

10%-off. Learn more




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

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Rescued Bears

Owner: Gail Burgin

Today we are talking to Gail Burgin from Rescued Bears, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over mainstream/non-green options?
Rescued Bears is the embodiment of "reduce, reuse, recycle" as everything from their clothing and the bears themselves have been rescued from being thrown away.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
The bear with hand-knit sweater.

Why is being green important to you?
All proceeds from sales go to support West Toronto KEYS. They help adults with intellectual disabilities teach their full potential and every single adult I have met loves bears.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?

Free shipping on our hand-knit scarves in Toronto. Learn more



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

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Pure Health, Natural Health Care Solutions

Owner: Jo Ann Fawcett

Today we are profiling Jo Ann Fawcett of Pure Health, Natural Health Care Solutions, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



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

We use Canadian made, USDA approved Seaflora Skincare for our facials. Its local, organic, not tested on animals. We also carry Toronto made Firoza soaps and body cremes. These natural soaps are made here in Toronto, with simple paper packaging that can be recycled, little carbon footprint as we can buy small batch orders and hand delivered.

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

Seaflora Body Gel, Seaflora Rich Laminaria face moisturizer, Firoza natural handsoaps.

Why is being green important to you?
We love supporting Canadian products that have been produced with thought, integrity and safe ingredients. We believe in supporting the brilliant minds here in Canada that produce world class quality products in our own backyard. Supporting small businesses helps support communities and employ people with quality skills for producing savvy products.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?

We offer 15%-off any Seaflora Skincare or Firoza Natural Skincare products. If combined with a facial service you will receive 20% off retail products. Learn more

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

Monday, 10 December 2018

Fresh City

Ran Goel

Today we are profiling Ran Goel from Fresh City Farms, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over a mainstream options?

Fresh City is the local, healthier option for fresh food.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from you?
Our meal and salad jars.

Why is being green important to you?
We can and deserve to eat better food. We put a man on the moon and a supercomputer in our hands, surely we can figure out how to eat food that doesn't poison our bodies and planet.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
$10 off your first online order. Learn more

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Relic Creations T.O.

Owner: Salvatore G.F Crimi

Today we are profiling Salvatore G.F Crimi from Relic Creations T.O., a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your products over non-green options?
One is they will be supporting a private family business managed by my fiance and myself. Another is you will be helping to keep wood and other building materials out of landfills. By not chipping wood, the carbon that was trapped by that tree stays in the material when preserved. In landfills the carbon is released during the decay process and will, in turn, hurt our fight against climate change.

What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
I am a design-build company for artisan home furnishings from reclaimed materials, mostly people purchase light fixtures, coffee tables and tables. But I can produce anything a clients imagination comes up with.

Why is being green important to you?
Because climate change is a serious challenge that effects us all, this helps me contribute in a small way. And its plain common sense for me to use perfectly good reclaimed materials in my creations.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
10 per cent off for Live Green members. Learn more






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Friday, 7 December 2018

The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc

Owner: Daniel Hall, O.A.A

Today we are profiling Daniel Hall from The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



Why should a consumer choose your services over mainstream/non-green service providers?
We spend over half our lives inside our homes so they should be healthy, regenerative and beautiful places.

Why is being green important to you?

We all can help the fight against climate change by making small decisions. Renovating our home is a huge opportunity to make a larger scale impact on health, wellness and energy use.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
A free Green Design consultation of up to two hours ($350 value). Learn more

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Tom&Sawyer Fresh Prepared Pet Meals


Owner: Kristin Mathews

Today we are profiling Kristin Mathews from Tom & Sawyer Fresh Prepared Pet Meals, a member of the Live Green Perks program.



What are the most popular eco-friendly gifts people can buy from your shop?
Any of our meals made from organic and local ingredients, and our reusable thermal tote for every time you shop for your pet's fresh-cooked meals!

Why is being green important to you?
Consumers are faced with pet food being unregulated in Canada and the practices of what goes into pet feed, the factories it is made in and the miles it travels being hard on the environment and inhumane. While we still continually strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, we consider certain trade offs (like vacuum seal bags over using chemical preservatives) and as innovation improves for packaging, we will adopt even more eco-friendly methods. Right now we are at almost zero waste on food products and have reusable bags and boxes.

What does your business offer as a Live Green Perk?
$4 off our Sawyer's Snack Box of preservative-free healthy treats! Learn more



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