How have you made your commute, a little greener? by Angela on February 29th, 2012

Although we would love to be able to indulge in that sort of green luxury, most of us remain realistic about how we can make our commute a little greener. What kind of change have you made to make your commute more eco-friendly? Do you take the bus, train or carpool? Or have you made the leap to a hybrid or electric car? How many of you have become greener commuters? Continue reading

Heavy duty cleaning that’s safe for your home. by Angela on February 29th, 2012

Doug from Temagami, ON shares a wonderful experience fighting 5 year old dirt and vegetation with Gloves Off Tough Stain Remover. He’s impressed with our Non-Toxic line of Tough Cleaners, have you given them a try? Continue reading

Gloves Off in 2011 by Brian on January 6th, 2012

In 2011 we launched our Gloves Off line of tough cleaning products across Canada at big box home improvement centers including Home Depot and Canadian Tire. Gloves Off is a new line of cleaning solutions that are tough enough for the pros, but made with safe, non-toxic ingredients that tackle your toughest cleaning challenges. The Gloves Off line includes; Tough Stain Remover & Degreaser; Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover; All-Purpose Cleaner & Disinfectant; and a … Continue reading

Introducing the #iQ Reuse Tips Series by Angela on September 9th, 2011

Thanks to our amazing fan base on our iQ Facebook page, we collected some great ideas from our “How do you Re-Use Contest”. So, we’re introducing the #iQReuseTips Series! A daily Re-Use Tip created for you, by you! Every day on Facebook and Twitter, iQ will feature a Re-Use Tip of the Day, created from your very own entries. With so many great comments and neat ideas, this is a great way to share them … Continue reading

What is your favourite Green Innovation? by Angela on July 21st, 2011

This past weekend, the Planet People team participated in the 2011 Live Green Festival in Toronto. The festival took over much of Yonge Street for the day and featured live music at Dundas Square and organizations of all types promoting ‘green living’. A wonderful and friendly crowd looking for ways to go green was able to learn about innovations including electric bikes, organic soaps and beauty products, and up-cycled clothing. Planet People promoted iQ, our … Continue reading

iQ in the News by Angela on July 12th, 2011

Early in the month of June, iQ was honoured with two amazing media hits promoting our new and upcoming brand.  Treehugger; an online media outlet devoted to driving sustainable products featured an in-depth interview with our Brand Director, Ami Shah on how iQ is re-designing the world of sustainable cleaning.  Take a look at the coverage found here.  The Las Vegas Review Journal also hosted a piece on environmentally friendly cleaning products featuring iQ as … Continue reading

iQ wins Gold and Best in Show at 2011 PAC Awards Gala by Angela on July 11th, 2011

On a yearly basis, The Packaging Association of Canada hosts the PAC Leadership Awards to acknowledge brands dedicated to combining sustainability and innovation in packaging design.   This year, Planet People entered iQ’s patented re-usable bottle and REFill technology as a contender for the Sustainable Packaging Competition.  Planet People’s Brand Manager, Ami Shah, surprised us all, returning with not one, but two awards from the 2011 Packaging Association of Canada Awards Gala!  Winning both the Gold … Continue reading

ReThink the way you clean. by Eric on April 8th, 2011 ReThink.bmp

As a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, I had the opportunity this past month to create a marketing plan for one of my classes that would help drive awareness and trial of the iQ brand. An executive from Planet People came into our lecture and told us about all the benefits of the brand.  Having never heard of it before, I decided to do a little of my own research; scanning hundreds of pages of … Continue reading

What shade of Green are you? by Brad on October 12th, 2010

Recently Planet People had the pleasure of participating in the City of Toronto Live Green Festival. For two days, a normally congested strip of Yonge Street was transformed into a sea of Green, as eco-friendly product and service providers rubbed elbows with environment-conscious Torontonians. The show was a big success, with more than 40,000 people visiting the festival to learn how to ‘go green’. (To learn about the festival more visit All shades of … Continue reading

I *Heart* Reusable Bags by Candice on September 13th, 2010

I’m sure this has happened to you shopping: you have decided on what you want to purchase (for me this most likely means clothes or shoes) and head to the register only to have the cashier ask, “would you like a bag for 5 cents?” My response is always “No thanks”. Lucky for me I have a big enough purse that I can either stick the item right into it or use a reusable bag … Continue reading

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