It’s been a whirlwind year on many fronts, and we’re so delighted to have grown the base of people who are following along on this journey of sustainability.
We’re excited to start 2019 with our passive townhome development in Perth, Ontario, many new custom home builds and packages, and an ever growing base of folks interested in Eko Communities.
We’ll be renewing our commitment to regular, informative blog posts, with a new expanded series on retrofitting existing homes.
Please continue to join us right here, through our mailing list, and on Facebook, and of course we look forward to seeing you at trade shows and when we next open the doors of the EkoModel Home.
For you and yours we wish the very best in 2019.
From all of us at EkoBuilt, we wish you the best of the season, and the best for the new year ahead.
We look forward to connecting with more of you in 2018 and continuing the conversation around sustainable living.
Paul Kealey & Adam Tackaberry
It goes without saying that most of us have more than we need. When considering gifts for the upcoming holiday season, looking local is a great way to go. The following is a round-up of some gifts with a sustainability focus:
- Tree Canada tree seed kits: planting a tree doesn’t get easier than this.
- Guide 10 sun powered battery charger: With the Guide 10 Plus Recharger you have a portable, rugged charging kit as adventurous as you are. Ideal for: Phone, GPS, Headlamp.
- Ninja Stars Solar LED Deck Accent Lighting: Whether you are trying to show off your deck or prevent trips and falls.
- Solar LED security spotlight: Sunlight at night-time!
- Poop Bags Made with Plants in USA: ‘Cuz the one thing your doggie’s doo-doo shouldn’t do is hang around in a landfill for 500 years.
- Planet Earth DVD: With its jaw-dropping, pole-to-pole, high-def footage, Planet Earth is a must-see for anyone claiming to be a greenie or just a lover of this planet.
Wikki Stix Super from Scholar’s Choice
- Wikki Stix: Made from simple, non-toxic ingredients (just yarn and food-grade wax) Wikki Stix inspire endless kid (and parent) creativity. Canadians can look in Scholar’s Choice, Staples and other retailers for this classic craft material.
- DIY Wildflower Seed Ball Kit: A seemingly rebellious way to add some beauty to the neighbourhood! Retailing at $21 from uncommon goods, this cool gift ships to Canada.
- Eco-pen 12 Pack: Write Santa a thank-you letter with a pen that’s made of a cornstarch plastic, which will fully biodegrade in a year.
Ecojot jumbo journal
- Ecojot Jumbo Journals: This Canadian company has truly sustainable roots. Notebook paper is 100% post-consumer recycled – made entirely from old waste paper in the award-winning Cascades mill in Québec, Canada. All inks and glues are vegetable based, and all black and kraft boards are sourced from sustainable suppliers in North America. Ecojot was awarded the Ancient Forest Friendly and Order of the Forest Awards by Canopy in 2012. The company has also supplied thousands of books to kids in need around the globe with its Buy 1/Give 1 campaign.
Finally, how about a gift with pretty much no ecological footprint but loads of awesome?
Adopt a Star
Can you really name a star? Absolutely. If you know someone who’d be wowed by such a gift, the Pale Blue Dot Adopt-a Star program is the recommended route, as it is a non-profit site that actually benefits Kepler research.