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Assess Your Eco Footprint this Earth Day

    This Earth Day, assess how sustainable you conduct your work and personal life on a day-to-day basis. Turning the lights off or unplugging your devices when they’re not in use are small steps everyone can make to start living more green. While every bit helps create a bigger change, you have the opportunity […]

Make it a GREEN Valentine’s Day!

  How do you say “I love you” without all the marked up flowers, waste and pricey restaurant meals? We polled the Happy Stan Recycling staff and came up with 10 green ways to celebrate the one you love.   1.     Why buy expensive long stem roses grown in greenhouses, likely with pesticides? You can […]

Waste-Less Entertaining

    The holidays should be about spending time with loved ones and enjoying one another’s company, not about who can spend the most and receive the most presents. That’s why, this week, we’ve decided to focus on entertaining with less waste.                   One of the down […]

Holiday Events in the TriCities

    There are plenty of fun things to do in Port Coquitlam during the holidays! With just a couple of weeks left, here are a few local ideas to get you feeling festive… The Canadian Holiday Train is making its last stop in Port Coquitlam to wrap up the City’s 100th birthday celebrations on […]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

      We know Elvis had a Blue Christmas, and Bing Crosby dreamt of a White Christmas, but we want to help you make yours a Green Christmas.                 Buy with purpose: Many people get caught up in the holidays and feel the pressure to buy something […]

It’s Waste Reduction Week!

    Now that we’re full swing into Waste Reduction Week, we want to share our favourite ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at the place where you spend most of your days: the workplace. It may seem like your actions won’t make a difference, but it’s the small things that equal to big changes.  […]

The New Swap Meet: Food Swapping

      Whether you do it as part of a social group with friends or show up at a meeting of fellow food swappers you’ve never met, you can bet on getting some wonderful and unique homegrown, homemade and foraged foods to bring back to your home. The idea behind a food swap is […]

Pedal Power: It’s Bike to Work Week!

    It’s Bike to Work Week in Metro Vancouver! Don’t burn fossils fuels, burn calories by swapping four wheels for two. If you’re apprehensive to make the switch, we’ve got some pointers to help you commute safely and efficiently. Scope Your Route. Before hitting the road, investigate the best bike routes. Find out where […]

Give Your Mom the Gift of Green for Mother’s Day

       Sure, you could give mom the usual gifts like flowers and perfume for Mother’s Day. But what about giving her something that’s more meaningful? You don’t need to spend an arm and leg. In fact, the best gifts of all often don’t cost very much. So this Mother’s Day, give her the […]

Hot Off the (Recycled) Press!

    There has been some exciting new things happening over here at Happy Stan’s. So before you fall of the edge of your seat, we’ll get straight to it! The Latest Zero Waste Canada Board Member: Happy Stan’s Jamie Kaminski!                     Zero Waste Canada is […]

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