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green

I'm new to using these and have some questions: 1) What do you use to line the large green bins? Or do you use anything at all? 2) Can you just throw the acceptable items (such as meat or fruit) directly into the large green bin or do they need to ...

solar

I saw a post on my FB feed today about this. https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/solarroof Apparently they're super strong with a lifetime warranty. I personally don't own a Tesla and I'm not sure if the amount of sunlight we receive here in the GTA is enough to offset total costs of hydro but this is a HUG...

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

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.

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...

and

I'm new to using these and have some questions: 1) What do you use to line the large green bins? Or do you use anything at all? 2) Can you just throw the acceptable items (such as meat or fruit) directly into the large green bin or do they need to ...

roof

I saw a post on my FB feed today about this. https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/solarroof Apparently they're super strong with a lifetime warranty. I personally don't own a Tesla and I'm not sure if the amount of sunlight we receive here in the GTA is enough to offset total costs of hydro but this is a HUG...

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/

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...

free

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...

best

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

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 ...

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 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?

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?

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...

rain barrel

Just a thought; If your dad enjoys gardening then maybe he would like a rain barrel for Father's Day? RainBarrel.ca is working with non-profit groups and selling them as low as $50. They let you submit your order online and you can either pay now or at pick up. Here is the blog post that you can che...

toronto

The Live Green Toronto Membership Card is available to people who live, work, and/or shop in the city of Toronto – and it’s FREE! The membership card program is one more way that Live Green Toronto supports and inspires residents and businesses who want to do something right now to make Toronto an e...

led

We use LED bulbs in our home. Excellent! I'd like to use the same technology for our Christmas lights: * energy efficiency * long life * low or no heat, so safe to use. BUT there's one big problem: the strings of lights are wired in series. So if one is dead, the whole string is useless. You have to...

shower

Has anyone used this, or something like it? This may come as a shock, but I have a teen who LOVES to have LONG showers, and will empty the H/W tank everyday if you let him. http://www.showermanager.com/

environment

The Alberta Emerald Foundation celebrates and showcases environmental leadership in Alberta, setting an example of environmental excellence for all to follow. 2014 marked a banner year for the Alberta Emerald Awards, setting a new record for the number of awards presented. The following articles fea...

alberta

The Alberta Emerald Foundation celebrates and showcases environmental leadership in Alberta, setting an example of environmental excellence for all to follow. 2014 marked a banner year for the Alberta Emerald Awards, setting a new record for the number of awards presented. The following articles fea...

emerald

The Alberta Emerald Foundation celebrates and showcases environmental leadership in Alberta, setting an example of environmental excellence for all to follow. 2014 marked a banner year for the Alberta Emerald Awards, setting a new record for the number of awards presented. The following articles fea...

furnace

You will not save money on a rental furnace!! Asian door knocker tried to scam me into signing a contract that would COST me $69.99 per month in the first year only which increases every single year! They also target poorer neighborhoods under the notion that the homeowners are stupider in these are...