In the Spring of 2009 I opened a flower shop with a conscience. As the owner and head designer I wanted to make sure eco|stems reflected my personal values of environmental and social sustainability. Here at eco|stems we use only local, organic and certified fair-trade flowers to create our award winning designs. It doesn’t end there. Within our operations we limit our water use, reduce emissions from cars by delivering by bicycle, use a car-share service instead of owning a car, reduce energy consumption, and are Bullfrog Powered. We reuse and re-purpose floral containers and materials, buy used before new and donate any older flowers so they don’t go to waste. Our packaging is biodegradable, made from recycled materials and is recyclable.
 
Joseph Delarge eco|stems 267 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario M5A 1S6 416-214-6479 www.ecostems.ca www.ecostems.blogspot.com www.twitter.com/ecostems