Renovations

Renovations
Say no to dishpan hands

Today’s dishwashers use less water than washing by hand.

Renovations
Take it back

A free service for recycling household and rechargeable batteries in Vancouver.

Renovations
Rewire your dry cleaner

When you take your clothes for “green” dry-cleaning (find one near you at www.c2p2online.com; click on “green dry cleaners” on...

Renovations
Off-grid energy

Yes, solar and thermal energy can supplement your Hydro hookup.

Renovations
Fix that faucet

Whether they leak or drip, faulty faucets and pipes can be big water wasters. According to Metro Vancouver, a leaking faucet...

Renovations
Burning bright and green

We all know how to create instant ambience in a room: just dial down the dimmer switch and light some...

Renovations
Honey, would you mind turning down the carbon footprint?

Thanks to developers of Victoria’s Dockside Green, local manufacturers have produced a thermostat-type device that not only controls the temperature...

Renovations
Bike and ride

Did you know that bikes are now allowed on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and the West Coast Express during weekdays?

Renovations
Don’t be idle

Restarting your engine burns less fuel than idling longer than 10 seconds.

Renovations
Pass on the paper

Many local companies offer e-bill options so you can you can pass on receiving the paper version. Take it a step...

Renovations
Put your computer to sleep

Adjust your computer settings so it will automatically go into “power save” or “sleep mode” after a period of inactivity.

Renovations
Analyze this

Find out how much energy your lighting, heating and kitchen appliances use – whether gas or electric – each year. Knowing...

Renovations
Love your dog; love the environment

It’s a stinky subject, but doggie-do disposal is getting greener. Local pet stores are stocking Langley-based EcoSafe Biodegradable Doggie Bags as...

Renovations
Dry clean green

Many local dry cleaners offer green alternatives, but you have to ask for it. Green cleaners use water-based methods instead of...

Renovations
Pack a litter-less lunch

Healthy lifestyles call for bringing your own eats, but rather than packing your sandwich in disposable plastic wrap, why not...

Renovations
Go on auto-pilot

Set your office’s computers, copy machines and printers on the timed power-save settings so they automatically shut off when your...

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