Giveaway & Look @ PlanetForward: A Canadian Company making a difference


Living by the adage “You must be the change you want to see in the world”, entrepreneurs Angela Puzzolanti, Tracy Ritson and Joelle Spadacini Kelava created Planet Forward as a call to action of sorts; a play on the “pay it forward” concept that serves as the basis of their business model with the ultimate goal to ignite positive change and make a difference.

Planet Forward are purveyors of ethically made, sustainable products that are comparable to the best on the market — but more affordable.

All Planet Forward products promote the health and well being of people and the planet while upholding strict corporate responsibility standards.

Along with numerous internal green Initiatives, Planet Forward donates a percentage of all gross sales to 1% for the Planet in support of various environmental causes.

Other partners/memberships include:

  • Responsible Purchasing Network
  • Amnesty International
  • zerofootprint
  • Bullfrog Power
  • Green Enterprise Toronto
  • Recycling Council of Ontario
  • Kiva

We believe in walking the talk at every opportunity and advocating a new, accountable definition to the term “business as usual”.


I was sent these complimentary samples of their line to review on the blog.


Eco-friendly goodies 😀


Sustainable Stainless Steel Bottles: $13.99 – $19.99

The colour Mauve-a-lous was what I picked, and was lighter and slightly more grey in tone than the colour on the site (just an FYI).

The cap is secure, it is all stainless steel, and a great way to store water when you’re out for the day.

Plus, the steel won’t flavour the water the way plastic does.

This is only meant for water or colder liquids, as there isn’t a double chamber to cushion between the liquid and the steel.

(I do have another stainless steel cup, but it’s meant for very hot liquids like tea or hot chocolate)


See? BFFs.

They even cuddle together and match.


Planet Forward Black Scarf – $15.99


I actually don’t own a black scarf. At least, not as far as I know.

So having one made out of an organic cotton/spandex blend will be a nice hint of black in my wardrobe.

Snuggly. Very snuggly.


Reusable Bag – $2.99 to $9.99

The design is ADORABLE!

I put my black and white damask print pouch as an example to show you how roomy it is.

I am going to love using this.

It says: “A good planet is hard to find.”

It’s organic cotton, and feels incredibly sturdy.

I gave it a whirl when I went grocery shopping and it fit a LOT in there without feeling hard to carry.


Sustainable Lunch Bag $14.99

Now I can carry my delicate fruits and foods to work without wrapping them in bubble wrap (no .. really)!

This neoprene bag is soft, and great as a little lunch tote.


The items are exactly as described and a decent price.

I should note that you generally buy these things once, and re-use them over and over again.

Thanks Planet Forward!

Now for a whackload of prizes for one lucky person:


Because they’ve kindly offered to do a Starter Eco-Friendly Kit on my blog!

(How cool and generous is that?)

Here are around $104.44 worth of products someone is going to win!


  • 1000ml stainless steel bottle (black) $20.99
  • 750ml stainless steel bottle (green) $18.99
  • 18oz stainless steel thermal travel mug (silver) $15.99
  • Neoprene Bottle Bag – Large $7.50
  • Urban Epicurean $14.99
  • A “Sustainable” design Organic Cotton Carry-All $9.99
  • An organic cotton scarf $15.99


Open to: Canadian and U.S. residents

Deadline: End of January 2010 Midnight EST

All the different ways you can score your bad self an entry:

New to it? Try using Google Reader to follow all of the blogs you read!

@brokeinthecity from is giving away an eco-friendly starter kit from Planet Forward for Jan! Enter here:

All Retweets will give you an entry and the person who retweeted an entry.

  • Update: You will receive an extra entry if you blog about this giveaway & link to it!

Good luck and have a Happy Sustainably Green New Year!!

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.