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At Beta 5 Creating Chocolate Is A Work Of Art

Saul Good visited Beta 5 chocolate to learn about their unique approach, phihlosophy, and attention to detail that has won them attention on an international stage.

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Are Wine, Spirits or Alcohol a Good Corporate Gift?

For those who enjoy alcohol a thoughtfully selected bottle may seem like the perfect gift. And while that might be true for people in your personal life, it's tricky when it comes to corporate gifts.

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SOLEfood CSA Shares are a Nourishing and Unique Local Gift

  When we find local, organic gifts that are meaningful and unique, it is our duty to report these findings to you. We recently discovered a great local gift that nourishes the gift recipient while healing Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.       Why are CSA shares from SOLEfood an awesome gift?       1) Nourishing your gift recipient with a weekly supply of fresh, local and organic produce:       The fresh delicious food...

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Local Vancouver gifts as organic living art: Why we love The Olla Urban Flower Project

    The Olla Flower Project was created by Megan Branson and Dionne Finch. According to Megan, these two women wove together a true obsession for plants and flowers with a vision: A small business committed to community engagement and sustainable flower production.           Flowers are a great gift that activates a multi-sensory experience of beauty. Although flowers are a gift that rarely fail...Do you ever wonder how can we take this...

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Proud to be a Founding Canadian B Corp Company

When a company is a B Corp, it provides certainty. It allows us to know the difference between “good” companies and good marketing .  I was first introduced to B Corp back in 2007. At the time, I was a wide-eyed MBA student...only a month away from completing my MBA program in sustainable business at BGI .   One of my classmates, Mary Rick ( @maryrick ) was organizing a Balle Conference in San Francisco and she encouraged our class to attend. I...

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How Paul Hawken Inspired the Creation of Saul Good Gift Co.

Last night, Paul Hawken spoke at Vancouver's historic Orpheum Theatre. The room was packed with social entrepreneurs and inspired Vancouverites, who want to improve the world for our children, and our children’s children. I was happy to see some great local characters in the house! There were students and alumni from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) , local business leaders, ( Salt Spring Coffee , Climate Smart , SHIFT Urban Cargo Delivery , Save on Meats , Recycling Alternative ),...

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Delivering Gift Baskets with a Shift Delivery Tricycle!

In our previous post, we discussed Climate Smart and how we focus on improving aspects of our business that have the greatest environmental impact: Shipping and Paper use. We are constantly trying to improve and we decided to share a glimpse of how fun this process can be!       In the video above, we are delivering new home gift baskets in Vancouver's downtown core for new home owners.       How Low Can Our Impact Go?       Our...

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Classy Climate Smart Gifts Versus Over-Packaged, Over-Done Gift Baskets Wrapped in Plastic

    Our business was born with the realization that 50 million gift baskets were going into landfills every year. Why should gift experiences generate waste that cannot be re-used or recycled? What does a wasteful gift wrapped in plastic say about your relationship with your friends, family and business associates?     From day one, we have been committed to locally sourced products and recyclable packaging. At the Saul Good Gift Co., we use 100% recycled and...

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Vancouver's Green Zone: How Strathcona is changing how business gets done

Working together is at the root of the mandate behind the Strathcona Business improvement Association (BIA).

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Still pumping gas but doing something about it

Over the last couple years we've been working with Bullfrog Power to purchase Green Power Certificates for our use of electricity.

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