Ignite's Green Product Picks
As a thank-you gift, these office treats offer your clients something sweeter than a sugar rush: each item in this Office Party gift box is organic and locally made in BC, from the dark organic chocolate Buddha with local hazelnut belly by Denman Island Chocolate, Denman Island, to Tuscan tomato tortilla chips by Hippie Chips in Burnaby. At $99, the medium basket is a good nosh for four to six people, or go bigger or smaller as the taste strikes. From the do-gooding Saul Good Gift Co. in Vancouver.
Made with 100% recycled fibres, these Cascades Christmas Trees are FSC® certified, and made from paper sourced from your recycling bins. Resistant enough to reuse for several years and packed folded in a box, they range in size from about two feet to just over four feet tall. Choose a printed version or opt for white-on-white, you can customize with your own logo or designs. From $20-$40 each, with volume discounts available.
This fresh breath of spring from Toronto-based eco|stems isn’t just any old bunch of pretty posies: the environmentally and socially sustainable florist uses only local, organic and fair trade flowers. You could keep your office in bloom with a standing order starting at $50 per week, plus delivery, or add a green touch for special events with floral centerpieces starting at $30. Delivers throughout Toronto (by bicycle and ZipCar), the GTA and surrounding area.
This gift promotes a healthy and nutritious message. Packed in a tote with growing jar, two packs of seeds, sprouting screens and instructions for growing a crop of edible sprouts within a week. Seeds and growing kit made in Canada and certified organic products of the Organic Crop Improvement Association International. Available through Accolade Reaction Promotion Group, prices starts at $13.75 each, with a minimum order of six.
Old tunes get new life in this sparkly clock made with three obsolete CDs and created by Edmonton's Nicola Harper who turns eWaste into usuable art and accessories. An ideal promotional or service reward for the music or electronics industry, it can be hung on a wall or perched on a desk. Precision quartz movement, and takes one AA battery (included). Gift boxed. $19.95 each, or call for volume pricing.
These Clean Air Tree Kits can be custom-branded and contain everything your recipient needs to grow a tree. Made in Canada, the kits are 100% compostable and biodegradable and are endorsed by Plant for the Planet and the UK-based World Clean Air Forest Initiative (WCAFI), which plants another tree somewhere in the world with each kit purchased. Build a campaign and custom website around your fundraising effort or corporate social responsibility initiative to engage your audience -- each kit has a unique PIN for the recipient to track global progress. Price $5.99, with volume pricing available. Contact Aaron Moscoe at The Promotional Specialists (TPS) for corporate purchases.