Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Living’

Tegu Magnetic Blocks are for adults too.

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

These are absolutely stunning beyond words. Children and adults will love to play with them.

Tegu (pronounced “Tay-goo”) angle MAGNETIC blocks allow geometric building possibilities for gravity-defying play that takes you to the edge. Magnets are responsibly embedded safely within the beautiful natural wood exterior of Tegu blocks. Though, we’re not sure how they got the magnets in there. Reach new heights. Approach your tall tower from all kinds of new angles!

Tegu blocks come packaged in a beautifully designed box large and rigid enough to store the blocks for many years to come. Also, don’t miss out on some really fun factoids about the blocks and their origin on the inside of each package.

Tegu practices “Sustainable forestry” means that trees are harvested in a selective and controlled manner such that the forest is allowed to continue to develop and properly regenerate. The wood and the coatings are water-based and non-toxic.

Includes: 40 blocks in seven shapes as follows: 4 large columns, 8 mega planks, 8 long planks, 4 medium columns, 4 small trapezoids, 4 large trapezoids & 8 short planks. Each set also includes the Tegu Story; a booklet containing various building ideas to get you started and information regarding their social & environmental initiatives.

Don’t forget to check out the Tegu travel tote! Bring your blocks around in style!

 

4 Free Tickets for EPIC Vancouver – The Sustainable Living Expo!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer. Join this annual celebration of planet-friendly living and surround yourself with over 300 exhibitors, inspiring ideas, exciting entertainment, and smart shopping in one jam-packed weekend.

We have 4 free tickets to give away for this amazing event! Like us on Facebook, mention you read our Blog and we’ll include you in the draw for two sets of two tickets by the weekend!

 

Here are some of the highlights:

Shop and learn from hundreds of earth-friendly businesses
Expert advice from a great roster of speakers on greening your home, work and play on the Main Stage
Taste and sip with some of BC’s finest restaurants and wineries in the
FortisBC EPICurean Corner
Fashion Zone with daily Fashion Shows, DIY Sewing Workshops, and
an Eco-Wedding Showcase
Test drive a Toyota hybrid or luxury Lexus hybrid vehicle
ING Direct KidZone with arts & crafts, eco-educational activities, and the
BC Hydro AquaVan!

We are also thrilled that the underlying theme of this years EPIC is Protecting our Oceans and ocean conservation. Find art installations around the main floor of the show, listen to inspirational speakers on the subject (we are dying to hear the fellas from Ocean Gybe speak at 6pm on Friday!) and visit the BC Hydro AquaVan.

EPIC is this weekend May 13-15, 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.