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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 […]

Holiday Events in the TriCities

    There are plenty of fun things to do in Port Coquitlam during the holidays! With just a couple of weeks left, here are a few local ideas to get you feeling festive… The Canadian Holiday Train is making its last stop in Port Coquitlam to wrap up the City’s 100th birthday celebrations on […]

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.  […]

Make it a Green Halloween

        Have you ever thought about how much we waste during Halloween? Purchasing costumes that our kids will only wear once, individually wrapped candies that are thrown in the trash, and those poor pumpkins that are tossed in the bin after their big night is over.   Let’s remember that Halloween isn’t […]

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. […]

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 […]

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