By GreenCompany | March 14, 2012
The following Green Company Profile is for Motivated by Nature from Calgary, Alberta.
My company name is Motivated by Nature and I have a home-based office in Calgary, Alberta. I have been in operation for 2 years.
Types of products and/or services offered. Who are they available to and what countries/regions do you ship to or service?
I am the author of an award-winning children’s book called The ABC Field Guide to Faeries which has inspiring reminders of respect for ourselves, each other and the environment. The hard-cover of the book was printed on FSC paper and with soya and canola based inks. I also go into schools as Susanne, The Sunshine Faery from the book to spread the book’s message.
Children have commented the following: “Susanne taught us a lot about the environment.” Teachers have commented, “Susanne is a true ambassador of goodwill.”
The hard-cover of the book is used as FUNdraisers for organizations in Canada and the US that are in alignment with the books message. To date, over $20,000 has been raised.
The soft cover of the book is available on Amazon, and it is also available in e-book format on the Amazon Kindle.
The Apple version is available from i-Tunes.
How do your products and/or services benefit the environment?
The messages in the book help to reinforce how important it is to respect the environment. Many parents and teachers have commented that the book has started some very great discussions on this topic. For example the faery Willow says:
“If you’re walking along a great hiking trail,
Be kind to nature and let common sense prevail.
Throwing trash on the ground destroys my home,
So please don’t do this on any trails that you roam.”
When I am in classrooms as the Sunshine Faery, after reading the message from Willow, I ask the children what they would feel like if Willow came into their home and just left his garbage scattered all about. All the children say that they wouldn’t like it one bit. So I reinforce Willow’s message and say that is why we should not throw garbage when we are in Willow’s home. Children totally get this message.
Why should consumers choose your business for green products or services?
My product helps create healthy discussions among parents, children and teachers about how we should be treating the environment. It does this in a playful way.
What types of rewards or high-profile recognition has your company received?
My book has received the following awards:
- Winner of the 2011 USA Best Book Books Awards for Inspirational Poetry
- Award-Winning Finalist in the 2011 Global e-Book Awards
- Award-Winning Finalist in the “Best Interior Design”, “Children’s Educational” and “Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit” categories of the 2011 International Book Awards
- Nominee for the Alberta 2010 Best Book of the Year Award for Children by the Book Publishers of Alberta
- Bronze Medal for cover design in the 2010 Summit Awards, Artwork by Chantal T. Gabriell, Seashine Design
To find out more please see: www.motivatedbynature.com