September 11, 2013 08:00 ET

terra20 Selected as a Stop on the Ottawa Sustainability Tour

Launching Sept. 14, tour identifies places and organizations that represent sustainability

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2013) - North America's largest eco retailer, terra20, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Ottawa Sustainability Tour, as one of ten sites, and the only retailer.

The self-guided Tour was coordinated by a consortium of Ottawa-area sustainability groups, and seeks to educate people about the various efforts being made locally to foster and promote sustainability.

terra20's Pinecrest store represents the theme of Waste Reduction. The store carries many products that contribute towards that objective (such as those made from recycled and upcycled materials, or which reduce the production of waste), and is the home to the ecobar™, North America's largest cleaning refill station for eco-friendly products.

To mark the honour, terra20 is featuring a number of in-store vendor showcases between 12-4 PM on Saturday, Sept. 14, including waste-reducing local entrepreneurs Kitchen Cone and NaCoille.

Additionally, the Ottawa Learnery will be presenting its first education sessions on the topic of sustainability with the Waste Management at Home: 3-R Reboot presentation. Free half hour sessions will occur at terra20 at 3 PM and 4 PM. The Ottawa Learnery is a new non-profit social enterprise that promotes a community-based learning experience, offering affordable courses on a wide range of interesting topics in a social, interactive setting.

"Working with community groups to support their sustainability initiatives is part of our company culture," says terra20's Pamela Tourigny. "We are fortunate to be a part of these important educational endeavours, which will raise awareness of sustainability issues within the Ottawa community."

About terra20

A pioneer in green department store retailing, terra20 works closely with brand partners and customers to find the most environmentally sound products available. terra20's first store and head office are in Ottawa. A second store is opening in Wellington West Village in late Fall 2013, and terra20 plans to open additional stores across Canada in the near future. terra20's online store features more than 8,000 product offerings. For more information visit www.terra20.com.

For more information about the Ottawa Sustainability Tour: http://obec-evbo.ca/.

For more information about the Ottawa Learnery: www.learnery.org.

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