Archive for Energy Saving Tips

Sun’s Out, Plugs Out! 10 Eco-Friendly Tips to Unplug and Save Energy This Summer

    We’re loving the sunshine in Metro Vancouver, and with it, the opportunity to cut back on electricity. From natural light and warmer temperatures to longer days and outdoor activities, summer is the perfect time to up your green game. To help, we’re sharing 10 eco-friendly tips to inspire you to unplug, get outside, […]

The Dangers of Plastic

      Due to its convenience and durable nature, plastic is one of the most widespread forms of packaging. In the last fifty years, over 1 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced. What makes this a really scary fact is that every piece of plastic produced still remains somewhere on this earth today. […]

Happy Earth Day From Happy Stan’s!

        April 22nd is Earth Day, a day that celebrates and encourages environmental protection around the world. First celebrated in 1970, this day is recognized in more than 192 countries each year. To honour Mother Earth, here are some simple tips to help you stay environmentally conscious all year long. Shop Smart […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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