March 11, 2008

Was Hypnotized By A Strange Delight

If you're in the middle of trying to decide on wine for your event, I have an idea for you.

Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a company called plantatree™ wine at the Eco-Wedding & Lifestyle Show! I stopped to speak with the lovely attendant to grab some more details (and yes, I'll admit I sampled the goods ;)). To lessen the carbon imprint, the wines are transported in bulk to Niagara and bottled in Niagara in PET bottles made in Mississauga. The plastic PET bottles are unbreakable, significantly lighter than glass and recyclable. The cartons are made in Ontario of recycled cardboard that can be recycled again.

But that's not the best part.

For each bottle purchased, Lifford Wine Agency, in partnership with Tree Canada, will plant one tree. The trees, to be planted in Sudbury beginning in spring ’08, will each absorb approximately 650 pounds of carbon over the course of their life span.

Not to knock Sudbury but they could use these trees (okay, I'm kind of knocking it). But really, by supporting this initiative, you would be buying local, planting trees AND enjoying some really good vino!

To learn more, visit the plantatree™ website



Reem said...

For the record, it's not because we don't want trees here, it's just that in some places, they don't grow very well (or at all). Due to the pollution from the mining industry in the past, the soil is still very acidic and won't support plant growth, in some bad cases for the next 100 years. This is a great idea though, and I look forward to seeing more trees, so all you Southerners better start drinking more wine :)

Susan Legare said...

Haha ... you're definitely married to an engineer :)