October 31, 2013 11:02 ET

Media Advisory: Media Invited for a Preview on Nov. 1 as terra20 Opens on Wellington Street W.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2013) - On Nov. 1 members of the media are invited to attend a private soft launch of terra20's second store, a boutique in Ottawa's Wellington West Village. Ottawa-founded terra20 launched its first store in the Pinecrest Shopping Centre just over one year ago, making it North America's largest eco-retailer.

The second store reflects a shift to a smaller-scale, community-based model that will characterize new Ottawa stores going forward. This includes:

  • Commissioning Transportation Demand Management research to encourage sustainable transportation options amongst staff and customers;
  • Crowdsourcing local residents through social media to determine which community initiatives terra20 will support;
  • Working with local residents to better understand the flavour and priorities of the neighbourhood, and how terra20 can meet its needs.

What: terra20 Store Private Preview Event - 10% of all sales to go to a crowd-sourced community initiative.

When: Friday, Nov. 1, 6PM - 9PM. The store opens to the public on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9AM.

Where: terra20 Wellington West, 1304 Wellington Street W. Ottawa. (at Grange)

Who: Media, community members and organizations, terra20 leadership.

About terra20

A pioneer in green department store retailing, terra20 works closely with brand partners and guests to find the most environmentally sound products available. terra20's first two stores and head office are in Ottawa. The company plans to open additional stores across Canada in the near future and has an online store with more than 8,500 product offerings. For more information visit www.terra20.com.

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