Archive for Energy Saving Tips

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. […]

Trash It or Recycle It? It’s Time to Change Your Perception

      Chances are you have looked at a crumpled up can or the little holes from your hole puncher and thought “Well, now that’s trash”. Guess what: you’re wrong. A recent study found that people do not understand the difference between trash and recyclables, and it’s all based on perception. When an item […]

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, […]

Waste-less Wednesday

    Though today is better known as Hump Day, we think Waste-less Wednesday has a much better ring to it. While many of us start our week with the best intentions of eating healthy, working out, and living sustainably, by mid-week these goals may fall by the wayside. So we polled the HSR team […]

Is your Home Ready for Winter?

    It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas; soon your days will be filled with eggnog swigging, gift wrapping, and tree decorating. It also means temperatures will be falling. So while you gear up for holiday cheer, make sure your home is ready to take on the winter months ahead (and your relatives!). […]

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