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green

Plastic compostable or paper? which brand? looking for something budget friendly as well. Thank you!

solar

Got a notice from two different companies in a week (Vantage Energy and Gala Energy), both claiming to install free solar panels and pay us. How does that work? Would I also get access to the energy generated to subsidize or completely supplant my ridiculous Hydro bills? Thanks.

solar panel

Can anyone suggest some resources for tips on setting up a panel on my shed to power 10 deck patio lights? The light with built in power sold at CanTire for $9 lasted me one year. More expensive ones I tried not much better. Much appreciated and thanks.

eco-friendly

What do you use and where did you buy it? I think HomeHardware carries eco-traction, volcanic rock but I wonder how bad is the CO2 footprint on that? To harvest that and transport it... Reno-Depot/RONA seems to carry a green one but it's not entirely salt free IIRC

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Plastic compostable or paper? which brand? looking for something budget friendly as well. Thank you!

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1. IS black styrofoam not recyclable in Toronto? 2. Also, I know U of Toronto recycles coffee cups and other waxed paper food containers, but I went to the Air Canada Centre and somehow they included black plastic trays and ...

roof

Hi Guys, I know this topic might have been dealt with many times. About a year ago I got free roof Solar panels from grasshopper solar. normally you get a checque from grasshopper once a year. However, I have been receiving monthly checques of about $250 from HydroOne Mississauga. I called them to f...

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Hi Guys, I know this topic might have been dealt with many times. About a year ago I got free roof Solar panels from grasshopper solar. normally you get a checque from grasshopper once a year. However, I have been receiving monthly checques of about $250 from HydroOne Mississauga. I called them to f...

plastic

1. IS black styrofoam not recyclable in Toronto? 2. Also, I know U of Toronto recycles coffee cups and other waxed paper food containers, but I went to the Air Canada Centre and somehow they included black plastic trays and ...

recycling

Are there any in the GTA? I'm from BC and these are everywhere giving you 5c per bottle or can, 10c for larger ones. Please let me know, from what I've heard Ontario doesn't participate in recycling for money. But I swear I've driven past recycling depots before, just don't remember where. Thanks fo...

garbage

People are starting to think about the garbage waste generated by Christmas. However, when it comes to Halloween, no one has even mentioned this. Most of the cheap costumes are bad quality and made of non-biodegradable synthetic materials that may not be flame retardant. The cheap wigs usually get a...

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Did you know solar adoption for every day uses are on the rise since 2004 it was less than. 5 percent but today it has risen to 1.5 a growth that is tiny Ar face value but on just a little eloped ten years the technology is matures enough that people can truly live off grid. In some bounties ...

way

I've de-cluttered the kitchen and notice we have accumulated a huge pile of unused takeout utensils (mainly chopsticks and plastic forks). We always tell the restaurants we don't want them, but many of them forget and give it to us anyways. Does anyone know what the best way to re-purpose them? I kn...

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Can anyone suggest some resources for tips on setting up a panel on my shed to power 10 deck patio lights? The light with built in power sold at CanTire for $9 lasted me one year. More expensive ones I tried not much better. Much appreciated and thanks.

recycle

... i have noticed that there are some sort of products that are exceptions for plastic for example. I would like to know where to put these items: 1.- Orange juice jar (Simply Orange). 2.- Yogurt (Activa little containers) 3.- Bottles of water (aquafina, etc) 4.- Tuna cans 5.- Foam like containing ...

energy

I live in Gatineau in a 2400 sq ft house. Back split lower level on a Slab. Id like to stay here after retirement and am considering an energy system I can afford after retirement. Currently heat with electric at equalized payments of about 300 per month. So I`m wondering about installing radiant he...

energy audit

I'm up for a new furnace and doing my research. I'm being told a lot of pros and cons about upgrading now, but this one response from one of my friends has me stumped: I was told the energy audit has significantly inflated the cost of furnaces installations over the past two years and if I wait unti...

gardening

Aylmer United Church Fundraising Rain Barrel. Barrels are $60 each and can be ordered online for pick up on June 2nd. http://rainbarrel.ca/GAtineau-ENG/

friendly

A turbine that's powered by solar power with an at least 800 sq ft outtake. A house with 2000 sq ft will only need two in order to get the attic air-circulation as its balance rate.

meter

Interested in the general particulate readings and enable manual logging given time of day, traffic, and wind direction. Also, the effectiveness of the central air vs dedicated HEPA filtration. Are there ones that's accurate enough to tell the differences?

can

I have a two-slot toaster where the lever doesn't stay down, and sparks fly when I keep pushing it down. I think there is some magnet that is involved? Has anyone fixed this problem themselves? Is this a common problem with recent cheap toasters?

christmas tree

Where are you going to buy a Christmas tree? There are a lot of offers from special Christmas tree farms near Montreal, offering to deliver the Balsam Fir and other trees directly to your home (http://leperesapin.com etc). Huge selection of artificial trees in the Canadian Tire (http://www.canadiant...

lawn

Hi Everyone, Last year I had nasty grubs in my lawn. I called a bunch of places and they told me that I have to spray chemicals on my lawn early in the spring before they start to grow, I guess "hatch" There was also a natural product that was recommended to me too, but I am wondering if any one els...

basement

My basement is half below grade (walkout to yard) and is just freezing in the winter. I replaced the old aluminum patio door with a new highly efficient vinyl door, and installed an additional cold-air return to bring cold air from the finished area into the furnace (not the same room as the furnace...

natural beauty

What kind(s) of handmade natural bath soap do you like? Unscented Scented Color Color Free (Pure Creamy White) Vegan Soap (Made by Vegetable Oils) Reg. Soap (Made by Animal Fat) Or any others?

soap

What kind(s) of handmade natural bath soap do you like? Unscented Scented Color Color Free (Pure Creamy White) Vegan Soap (Made by Vegetable Oils) Reg. Soap (Made by Animal Fat) Or any others?

natural skincare

What kind(s) of handmade natural bath soap do you like? Unscented Scented Color Color Free (Pure Creamy White) Vegan Soap (Made by Vegetable Oils) Reg. Soap (Made by Animal Fat) Or any others?

insulation

After lengthy hours researching "green" eco insulation for our home renovation project, we decided to go with Certainteed Sustainable brand fiberglass insulation (from their website: "exceeds California's strict indoor air quality requirements"). We wanted to be "green' with our renovation, and live...

laundry

Hello there, I am interested in trying out the following products: soap nuts (preferably Naturoli), Charlie's Soap and Seventh Generation laundry detergents. Does anyone know where I can buy these products online? I tried Amazon, but they do not deliver to Canada. Any tips on how to get a good deal ...

hydro

Hello, I am having a headache with Bc hydro bill. Our bill was estimated for last six months due to the error of smart meter. (Meter was shown as Error 07) Bc hydro said they will send people here to change our smart meter to new one, however they never did for last 5 months. Finally, they told me o...