Earth Day Sale & Tree Planting Campaign!

This year we are celebrating at the store by doing some spring cleaning, which means we’re having our first ever clearance sale. We have some titles which we have too much stock on, some shirt designs we’re discontinuing, and even some incense we’re moving out to make room for new items.  We also have a load of used books we don’t have room for, and there are some real bargain gems in there. It’s a good time to make a clean sweep and offer you a special value.  Buffalo Exchange is also having a sale, plus we are both supporting Earth and Environmental causes.

So come down this Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10am to 9pm at the Eye, and you will find:

  • Bargains We’re turning our Twilight Room into a Bargain room (look for the Beyond Here there be Bargains sign in the back of the store.) With loads of used books and overstock items at 30-50% off the retail price.
  • Tarot Readings Both Amanda Horton and Chuck Boe will be available for Tarot Readings on Saturday.  Schedule your reading now!
  • Flowers The labyrinth is open for walking. Stop and say hi to the Bleeding Hearts, Tulips, Violets and whoever else is out there.
  • You can Plant a Tree – Remember to pick up an Eco Libris sticker for $1 – see below.
  • Save Wildlife from Trash – Buffalo Exchange (just on the other side of the used car lot next to our store) is also having a special Dollar Day sale for a good cause – more details below.

Eye of Horus Tree Planting Campaign

Have you planted a tree lately? It’s easier than you think! For just $1 you can support the Eco Libris Tree planting program. If you love books, and love trees, this is the perfect solution to create balance in your life. How?  Whenever you buy a book or a tarot deck, or heck, anything at Eye of Horus, you can also purchase and Eco Libris sticker for just a buck. We love the program, and thought it was time to remind everyone they have the option of a sticker every time they check out. It’s one of the things which makes Earth Day every day at the Eye. Read more about the little things we do to make a big difference on our Eye on the Environment page.

Save Wildlife from Trash

Buffalo Exchange (just down the street from us, on the other side of the used car lot) is having a special $1 sale to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday,  and we think it’s for a good cause. Here’s the info from their flier & website:

Saturday, April 24th from 11a.m. to 8p.m., Buffalo Exchange is celebrating Earth Day in our parking lot. We would like to invite you to join the festivities. There will be music, food, and fun!  Plus you can help save wildlife from discarded trash while shopping for hip used clothing at a bargain! In celebration of Earth Day, all proceeds from Buffalo Exchange’s Dollar Day Sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal protection organization. All sale items offered for just $1 each at your local Buffalo Exchange on April 24 will go to the Don’t Trash Wildlife campaign of The HSUS, and three HSUS wildlife centers that rescue and rehabilitate wild animals. Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange stores have raised over $274,000 for environmental causes since 1997.

So come on down to the edge of uptown on Saturday for fun and to help a couple of good causes.

Eye of Horus partners with Eco-Libris

Independent book store invites customers to plant a tree for each book purchased

August 22, 2008, Minneapolis, MN —Eye of Horus Metaphysical continues its commitment to the environment by joining the Eco-Libris bookseller program.

Eco-Libris: One tree planted for this book sticker

Eco-Libris: One tree planted for this book sticker

Eco-Libris, the revolutionary environmental service that lets people balance out the paper in the books they read by planting a tree for every book, is now being offered to bookstore visitors in Minneapolis. At Eye of Horus Metaphysical on Lyndale Avenue South, you can buy a book and balance it out right there on spot.

Jane Hansen, co-owner and Creative Director of Eye of Horus Metaphysical says:

“As soon as we heard of the program we joined. Our customers are thrilled to have the option to offset the environmental impact of the books they buy. It’s so easy! As a store which specializes in Eco-spirituality and conscious living books, music and classes, joining Eco-Libris was a natural extension of our mission.”

Eye of Horus is the 25th bookstore in the Eco-Libris bookstore program. Taking part in the program means that, for only $1, customers at the store can plant a tree for every book they buy there and receive the sticker at the counter!

Eco-Libris is a green business that works with book readers, publishers, writers, bookstores, and others in the book industry to balance out the paper used for books by planting trees. About 20 million trees are cut down annually for virgin paper to be used for the production of books sold in the U.S. alone. Eco-Libris raises awareness to the environmental impacts of using paper for the production of books and provides book lovers with a simple way to do something about it: plant a tree for every book they read.

In just their first few months, Eco-Libris has balanced out more than 24,000 books resulting in more than 31,500 new trees being planted.

“With these new collaborations, and as more bookstores partner with us to help make reading more sustainable, we are hoping to see a big surge in the amount of trees planted,” says Raz Godelnik, Eco-Libris’ CEO.

Eco-Libris strives for a world where reading books doesn’t have adverse effects on the environment. Their mission is to make reading much more sustainable than it is today. They have decided to aim high and to set a challenging goal: to balance out half a million books by the end of 2008.

About Eco-Libris:
Founded in 2007, Eco-Libris is a green business offering book lovers, as well as book stores, publishers and writers the opportunity to balance out the trees cut down for the production of books by planting trees in developing countries. The company has offices in Delaware and California.

About Eye of Horus:
Eye of Horus is the metaphysical store, Mythic Art Gallery and Labyrinth nested between the Wedge and Uptown areas of South Minneapolis. We provide books, music, tools and services to support creativity, spiritual awakening (or deepening) and centered living. At the Eye, all paths are welcome.

At Eye of Horus, we believe Myth and Ritual are transformative, not outdated, and that spirituality can be expressed both in action and contemplation. Our labyrinth and gallery exemplify our active approach in providing a space where individuals and the community come together through events, workshops, and discussions which enhance their practice and inform their journey.

Contacts:

Jane Hansen, Creative Director
Eye of Horus, Inc.
2717 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
https://www.eyeofhorus.biz/
jane @ eyeofhorus.biz
612-872-1292

Eco-Libris
http://www.ecolibris.net/
pr @ ecolibris.net