Archive for Live Green

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, […]

Living With Less Stuff

    A recent article published in the New York Times, “Living With Less. A Lot Less” talked about how one man became so overcome with acquiring more and more things he eventually became ‘numb’ to what he was even purchasing. The things that used to excite him, like the latest gadgets to expensive cars, […]

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, […]

Be an Eco-Globetrotter: Take Green Vacations!

      With the school season almost over, many families are planning for a much-deserved getaway. But travelling doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from living green,as there are plenty of options for you to keep the planet and your family happy. Check out some of the green vacations the Happy Stan’s team […]

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 […]

Gamers, Take it to the Next Level and Recycle!

    Video games, like other electronics, can create large amount of e-waste. Just take a look around your house right now and you’re likely to see an electronic graveyard. We tend to only think big things like computers, TVs or cell phones as e-waste, but video games also contribute to the landfills. So before […]

Spring Clean, The Natural Way

    Now that Daylight Savings has passed, this time of year usually sparks memories of flowers blooming, warmer weather, longer days… and time to start that Spring cleaning. If it’s time to polish your pad from floor to ceiling, we have some natural recipes to make the process good for you and the environment.  […]

Green Business: High 5 to the Hyatt!

                        Hats off to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver! Over a five-day period, we collected over 1,500 pounds of e-waste from their employees.  We also provided an information booth for management and staff to ask questions about recycling.      Every step companies take towards […]

Repurposing – The 4th R of Recycling!

          We’re all familiar with recycling, but what exactly is repurposing? Repurposing, or “upcycling,” is an even more efficient way to reuse what we have by getting creative and assigning new uses to pre-owned items. It’s a great step to take before tossing that cardboard box into the recycling bin. By […]

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