Archive for Eco Tips

Spring Cleaning Part 2!

      A clean house can help clear your mind. If you’ve read Part 1 of our Sustainable Spring Cleaning series, then you already know of sustainable ways to clear the clutter. But don’t let that stop you from continuing to live green even after you’ve rid of extra ‘stuff’. Here are some simple […]

Sustainable Spring Cleaning: Part 1

      Spring is almost here! As we bid adieu to winter and usher in spring, it’s the perfect time to purge, clean and organize. However, all of that cleaning means you probably have a lot of items that are ready to be tossed. Instead of creating landfill waste, there are plenty of ways […]

Plastic Bags: Break the Cycle

  Canadians take home 55 million plastic shopping bags each week, with a large percentage ending up in the landfill. Once in the earth, it can take 1,000 years for a plastic bag to breakdown while emitting harmful and toxic chemicals deep into the soil. Just in Metro Vancouver alone, approximately 24,000 tonnes of plastic […]

Bike to Work Week in the TriCities!

      Bike To Work Week is just around the corner! From October 27th to November 2nd, people across the province will be ditching their cars to cycle to and from work. In honour of the occasion, we wanted to share some of the many benefits of riding your bike both for the environment […]

Lights Out! Eco-Friendly Ideas for Outdoor Lighting

    Now that we’re a month into summer, you’ve probably attended at least one party that was held outdoors, whether it was a wedding, birthday, or a neighbour’s BBQ.  Long days and warm summer nights mean that many parties can go late into the evening. If you’re planning your own outdoor party, or just […]

School’s Out! Happy Stan’s Tips to Un-Plug This Summer

     Now that school’s out, the big question for many parents is how to keep the kids busy — that doesn’t involve an iPad or a video game. In our electronically plugged-in world, it can seem impossible to remember how to spend our time without a screen in front of us. So we polled […]

Don’t Scrap Those Food Scraps!

      Broccoli leaves, onion skins, orange peels, melon rinds, squash seeds — the list goes on and on. All of these food scraps are normally composted and thrown away in the garbage. But what if we told you that these scraps actually have dense nutritional value which are not only edible, but delicious? […]

Eco Home Renovations

     Summer is the most popular time for home renovations. Many use the warm summer months to update the kitchen, build a deck, or re-do the roof. If you’re considering selling your home, these addition will likely add value to your property. However, there’s another important aspect to consider that buyers look at: environmental […]

Are You into Heavy Metal?

    How many metals are in your kitchen cupboards right now? Chances are, quite a few. From soda to soup, aluminum foil to utensils, aluminum and steel are the most common types of metals that we use on a daily basis. Thankfully we can recycle these materials time and time again without losing their properties […]

Shred It and Forget It!

    Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month? One of the most effective ways to prevent fraud is to shred personal information to protect you, your clients, and your company. Here at Happy Stan’s, we offer two different types of shredding to suit your needs. Document Shredding All businesses have confidential information. From bank […]

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