Archive for Eco Tips

Spring Cleaning with Happy Stan’s Recycling

    Ahhh… Spring. A season synonymous with new beginnings, renewal, and rejuvenation. After months of cold weather and dark days, we can finally start shedding those extra layers of clothing and admire the flowers beginning to bloom around the Tricities. It’s little wonder why many people undertake Spring cleaning this time of year, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stan’s Tips for Green Transportation this Winter

        While our preferred method of getting around is by bike, as the weather turns to rain and snow, it’s not exactly the safest time of year to have two-wheel commute. So how do you get around when the weather isn’t cooperating?                   In […]

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 […]

Happy Stan’s Eco Tips for Dining Out

    Dining out can be a pretty wasteful activity, depending on where you go and the choices you make. Here are a few ideas to make dining out a pleasure for you and the environment. We’re not going to eradicate take-out waste completely, but you can make a dent by bringing your own containers. […]

Being Silver and Being Green

        You may not think it, but the pre-boomer generation were the original recyclers. Except they just didn’t call it that. They called it being frugal. They called it simply a way of life.Preservation was an important endeavour for this generation and it was based completely out of necessity. Many different materials were […]

The 5 Rules of Back to School

    The three R’s have a completely different meaning than they did 175 years ago when the expression was first coined. They are no longer Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. It’s all about the 5 R’s now: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose and Reframe. Back to school means one thing – new stuff! There are ways, […]

Green Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

    Meteorologists are predicting record-breaking heat this summer in Metro Vancouver. While this is good news for ice cream companies, it’s bad news for homeowners. Sticking to your leather furniture or lying awake because it’s simply too hot to sleep aren’t exactly your ideas of summer fun.  In the depths of July and August, […]

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