Earth Month Necessities From NKPR
It’s finally here! As part of our partnership with Living Luxe Magazine, we’re thrilled to present our first-ever market trends spread, spotlighting Earth Month Necessities From NKPR!
April is Earth Month, serving as a great reminder that we really should celebrate and protect our planet every single day. Climate change affects us all, and it’s imperative that brands and organizations have a sustainability strategy in place! It’s not just about protecting the planet – sustainability is also a huge source of innovation. We can’t create a greener and environmentally sound future without departing from the practices of the past.
With this in mind, we’ve dedicated this month’s page to spotlighting the sustainability strategies of six brands and businesses – Flow water, Cadillac, SS Tile and Stone, Lifetime Developments, Age of Union and 1stDibs – that prioritize the well-being of our small blue planet!
Of all the planet’s resources, water is the most essential. Flow is natural alkaline water sourced from artesian springs. Alkaline water restores Ph balance in the body and has a higher potential hydrogen, providing greater hydration than regular water, especially after exercise. What I love about Flow is their responsibly-sourced paperboard containers and plant-based caps— eco-friendly packaging that is 100% recyclable and 75% renewable. Choosing Flow helps to eliminate plastic water bottles from ending up in landfills. Up next for the brand is the launch of Vitamin-Infused Water, containing your daily dose of Vitamin C and zinc in 3 delicious flavours. www.flowhydration.com
2023 Cadillac Lyriq
I love a chic-looking crossover SUV that drives with cloud-like comfort. Enter the new 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, the brand’s first luxury electric vehicle. Lyriq gets up to 502 km on a full charge, comes with a 33” LED display, and is available in all-wheel drive. And when you drive an EV car, you are making the choice to help fight climate change, saving on fuel costs, and boosting your “green” street cred. To find your LYRIQ, visit Old Mill Cadillac, delivering on the best customer service and integrity in the GTA. www.oldmillgm.ca.
SS Tile & Stone
When designing or remodelling your home, there are plenty of sustainable options available. If you’re looking for a way to achieve the look of exotic wood floors, but without actually using wood, SS Tile & Stone has just the solution. Their Materia Viva porcelain tile collection by ORNAMENTA is stylish and creates a warm atmosphere of decorated wood with high performance and eco-sustainable quality. This range is available in three colours. www.sstileandstone.com.
Lifetime Development’s Oscar Residences
Mariana Milborne, COO at Milborne Group, a leading broker in Toronto, explains that buyers are demanding buildings that prioritize sustainability. Selling thousands of homes each year, Milborne truly has its finger on the pulse of home-purchase behaviour. An example of this is Oscar Residences, Toronto’s first HEALTHY residential building by Toronto-based Lifetime Developments, nestled in the prestigious historical Annex neighbourhood. In addition to integrating sustainable materials throughout, Lifetime was the first in Toronto to partner with Clear Inc., a premium quality water system that exceeds the standards set by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Health Canada. Oscar residents can expect an air filtration system for all common areas of the building, including the amenity space, residential hallway corridors, and the lobby. www.milborne.com www.lifetimedevelopments.com
Age of Union
Launched by tech leader and environmental activist Dax DaSilva, Age of Union is a non-profit environmental alliance that supports a global community of changemakers working on the ground to protect the planet’s threatened species and ecosystems. DaSilva believes that we are in the decade of action, where real changes are made by taking action for the betterment of our planet. How can you help? Purchase Age of Union sustainably-produced gear, including tote bags and apparel. All profits help fund Age of Union projects. www.ageofunion.com
Buying pre-loved products is good for the economy and reduces environmental waste. 1stdibs
is an e-commerce marketplace that sells luxury furniture, fine art and jewelry. I love shopping for iconic vintage furniture—like this set of 1950s mid-century modern chairs by iconic Italian designer Marco Zanuso. The website also offers a collection dedicated to brands that are leading the way in sustainable design. www.1stdibs.com
When it comes to being eco-friendly, we all have a part to play. As consumers, our purchasing decisions carry so much weight in today’s world, and every little change we make collectively goes a long way in shaping the future of our planet.
Stay tuned for our upcoming market pages!