Archive for the ‘Feature Articles’ Category

Environmentally Sensitive Personal Care Products

Monday, May 7th, 2012

P’lovers tries to always ensure that we have the best environmentally sensitive products available and we are fierce in terms of screening everything we sell. Several years ago, for example, we chose to no longer carry anything with chemical fragrances and only stock personal care items that use essential oils. We welcome your thoughts and comments as to how we can continually do better.

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Hope For Wildlife: True Stories of Animal Rescue

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The author of Hope For Wildlife: True Stories of Animal Rescue, the best-selling Nova Scotian book of the past two weeks, will be in Mahone Bay this coming weekend for a signing, reading, and discussion. Ray MacLeod will be accompanied by Nicole Payne, a staff member of the Hope for Wildlife Society (www.hopeforwildlife.org), the organization on whose work the book is based.

MacLeod & Payne will be at P’lovers, Mahone Bay, on Sunday June 19th from 2:00-3:30.

From Nimbus Publishing of Halifax, the book includes 14 stories of wildlife taken under the wing of the Hope for Wildlife Society over its 13 year history. It also features colour photographs from society founder Hope Swinimer’s personal collection of shots taken by staff and visitors.

The book has been listed for the past two weeks by The Chronicle-Herald as the most popular local publication. In the first three weeks of its release, it sold out three times at Dartmouth’s largest book store and is either signed out or on hold at all 20 Halifax municipal libraries.

MacLeod is a freelance writer and life-long outdoorsman. He is also a retired teacher and former journalist who won a Hilroy Fellowship, Canada’s top award for outstanding educational innovation, for use of journalism in the classroom. He lives in Waverley.

For more background, see:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Books/1246873.html

Contact: Jane Smith | E-mail: junglejanesmith@gmail.com | Tel: 902-624-1421

Thirteen Ideas for a Green Halloween that is EEK-cologically Friendly

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Laura M. Brown is the owner of P’lovers of Texas (www.plovers.us). P’lovers, originally established in Canada, stands for both ‘Planet Lovers’ and ‘Piping Plovers’, which are small Nova Scotia shore birds which were declared an endangered species in 1985. P’lovers eco-friendly items are available in store and online and can be shipped anywhere.

Laura provided the following green tips for Halloween for parents and families that are fun, hip and sensitive to Mother Earth…

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David Suzuki Foundation Book Club

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The first David Suzuki Foundation Book Club selection is The Sacred Balance by Dr. David Suzuki. To close and celebrate this book club title, we’d like to invite you to join us for a live webcast on Tuesday, November 10th at 4:30 PST (URL TBA).

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During this event, we’ll be showing never-before-seen in public footage of David Suzuki talking about his personal journey and the book that transformed him from scientist to environmentalist.

Here are the DSF Book Club titles for the next 3 months:

November
Less is More, Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness by Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska

December
Climate Cover-up, The Crusade to Deny Global Warming by Jim Hoggan

January
Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan

Feature Article: Canadian Retailer Magazine

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

A feature article on P’lovers written by Amanda Fraser that appeared in the May/June 2009 issue of the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Retailer Magazine.

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Earth Hour is coming – March 28th

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Join the world for this year’s Earth Hour and turn off everything electrical between 8 – 9 PM on Saturday, March 28th….and then consider thinking about Earth Hour every hour. Check out www.EarthHourCanada.org for a bunch of great ideas of things you can do on March 28th and every day.

Three Potent Steps to a Sane Economy

Monday, March 9th, 2009

P’lovers has the good fortune of linking with many people and organizations who are doing great work…and one of them is Mike Nickerson who recently sent us the following…

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Our New Year ABC’s a.k.a. Alphabet of Avoidance

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Every now and then we come across something someone else has written that we think is fabulous – like this “Our New Year ABC’s a.k.a. Alphabet of Avoidance” created by Borden Communcations & Design. We are grateful to them for their permission to share it with you.

May we all take heed!

Cheers – P’lovers

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Clear Value in Buying Recycled Glass Products

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Here are some quick facts on the value in buying recycled glass products:

Recycling glass saves energy, water, raw materials, mining waste from extracting raw materials, inert materials going to the landfill, and reduces air pollution.

Recycling two glass bottles saves enough energy to boil 5 cups of tea or power a 100W light bulb for 4 hours. For every tonne of glass that is made from recycled rather than virgin glass:

  • 1.2 tonnes of raw materials are preserved
  • 50% less energy is used
  • 20% less air pollution is created
  • 50% less water is used
  • 10 gallons of oil are saved

Producing a tonne of glass from raw materials produces 384 lbs. of mining waste.

Glass never wears out and can be recycled forever.