Earth Day at Brant Florist

Celebrate Earth Day with Brant Florist and recycle your used vase Burlington, April 15, 2008 – Leading up to Earth Day, the Bolt Family, owner of Brant Florist in downtown Burlington, is hosting a celebration on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.  At this event, Brant Florist is launching a newly designed recycling program.  Bring back your used vase to be RE-filled, RE-used or RE-cycled at Brant Florist and receive a free Earth Day gift.  A colouring contest is available for children and balloon poppers for all purchases.  Everyone can enter the draw. “What does everyone do with their used vases?  I bet there are vases just waiting to come out of the closet!” said Darla Campbell of amonavi consulting, the partner organization hosting the event.  The “Bring Back your Vase” campaign promotes environmental sustainability because the program diverts waste from landfill and raises awareness that glass vases are not part of the residential blue box program.   Vases brought in to Brant Florist will be reused when customers select this eco-friendly option when ordering flowers online at www.brantflorist.com for local delivery. Brant Florist’s program will assist Halton Region in reaching its goal of 60 percent diversion of residential waste away from landfill and is part of the Region’s solid waste management strategy to promote product stewardship initiatives. Environmentally responsible retailers are seeking out sustainable practices that can be implemented within daily operational activities.  With the launch of the Bring Back your Vase campaign and other initiatives, Brant Florist has demonstrated leadership in the community and is proud to provide residents of Burlington with a choice to select an eco-friendly florist. “We decided it was time to put our family values first,” said Ken Bolt.  “We have been purchasing flowers from local growers as long as I can remember.”  But the company was too modest to let their customers know about their commitment to buy local wherever possible.  “We will work hard to continue to identify new eco-friendly initiatives so Brant Florist can earn the title of being your local ECO-florist!” Darla Campbell, founder and President of amonavi consulting group inc. is the designer of the eco-friendly program for Brant Florist.  “In today’s globalized marketplace, there are less expensive options to buy from foreign markets, especially during our long winters here in Canada” said Campbell.   “But when you take into account the impact on the environment, the cost to the environment for shipping flowers a great distance, there is no bargain in the long-term.”     The Brant Florist program supports the Halton Region’s waste management policy to help protect the environment, extend the use of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create useful recycling and compost products for a better planet.   Brant Florist has applied to participate in the new “Take It Back! Halton”, a program that provides one convenient source of information on retailers that take items back for reuse, recycling or proper disposal.   With over 45 years of serving the Burlington and surrounding area, Brant Florist has been owned and operated by the Bolt family since 1977.  Doyle, Tim, Elaine and Ken Bolt treat every customer the way they would like to be treated.  The shop has been processing internet orders since 1996 with a computerized network to manage and record all orders.  Brant Florist is a member of FTD, Interflora and Teleflora floral networks and has been a Top 100 FTD Worldwide Florist for the past 14 years. 

Date:  Saturday, April 19th Location: Brant Florist, 2010 Maria Street, Burlington Time:  10am to 3pm

 Colouring

 contest:   http://www.brantflorist.com/BrantFlorist-Earth-Day-Colouring-Contest.pdf

For more information contact: – Darla Campbell, Event Director, amonavi consulting group inc. (416) 562 9082 or darla@amonavi.com 

Ken Bolt, Spokesperson, Brant Florist 905 639 7001 or feedback@brantflorist.com