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I use stainless steel but I find food and eggs to stick no matter much oil I put into it. Is there a green and safe ones to use that is similar to teflon?

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On Environment Day, is the compost of good quality? Want to cover my grass lawn with it to make a food forest. Is there plastic bits that you have to sieve out, or big pieces that you have to sieve out yourself?

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Just wanted to let others know the plastic tags for bread expiry was accidentally stuck to the bottom of the kettle. After turning on the stove, the small fire on the tags emitted a very toxic black suspension (weird tassle-like floating) over the stove. It was very irritating to the throat. They sh...

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Walmart is ending price matching because no one is using it and it slows down the registers too much. Which are two mutually exclusive issues in my mind. This really sucks at a time of a downturn in the economy. https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/walmart ... -1.5111803

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The GreenON program is now offering rebates for Solar PV and Energy Storage systems to help Ontario homeowners use renewable electricity and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. https://www.greenon.ca/en/programs/gree ... ar-rebates

eco-friendly

I can't seem to find any. If you google "eco" landscaping everyone uses that word to make their own company get more hits it seems. But I can't find a company that will eg. tell me how to remove an invasive species, how to plant vegetables, grow mushrooms in an urban garden, how to grow species toge...

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I ahve quite a lot of empty space inside my entry door porch enclosure. To increase the visual appeal, I'd want to add few prenennial plants which can survive canadian winters and summers. What do you guys recommend? Mostly one big plant, in a big panter box or combo in a big planter box, in a corne...

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I have to buy a new dryer, since ours doesn't dry properly anymore --but my significant other wants matching sets. I saw LG are pretty cheap now, and also Samsung. I am not experienced at this at all. I know Maytag used to be good back in the day. Any advice would be grateful.

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I got talking to some fellow passengers on a recent cruise about solar panels and cost recovery. So it seems parts of Canada have a long, long time to recover costs, and this is because power costs is very very low. B.C rates are currently 9-12 cents /KWh. Hawaii rates are 37 cents U.S. / KWh (so ~4...

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I have neighbors that use their fireplace from time to time, rendering the air around them unbreathable if you care about lung cancer and other respiratory ailments. I'm hoping to convince them to cease but its hard when people are used to doing something they enjoy and it saves them money in heatin...

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Just wanted to let others know the plastic tags for bread expiry was accidentally stuck to the bottom of the kettle. After turning on the stove, the small fire on the tags emitted a very toxic black suspension (weird tassle-like floating) over the stove. It was very irritating to the throat. They sh...

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...

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This whole subject of rebates is confusing. It seems like there are so many different programs, offered through so many different channels. I know this started recently https://saveonenergy.ca/Consumer/Programs/HVAC-Rebates/Getting-Started.aspx but I called them and since my renos happened in approx...

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Hi we had our stamped concrete driveway done over summer time I'm looking at what options I have in regards for melting ice.... I hear NOT to use any type of salt even if it's Alaskin. The company I used said for 1 year not to use anything. Thoughts and advise?

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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...

energy

Hi Everyone, I know this is old news and most people don't do these anymore but wondering if anyone knows of a good energy auditor? I want to get an audit done and find out how I can save money. thanks T

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... started looking for a land in a suburb of GTA to build our little bungalow to live through the rest of our lives. Since this will most likely be 1.5-2 hours away from Toronto, I don't expect any natural gas infrastructure there. Given this, what would be the most sensible build especially knowing ...

solar panels

Has anyone installed solar panels on let's say a lifetime shed or similar type shed that isn't your typical roof top material? I honestly searched and couldn't find one setup or maybe people who actually do solar just build their own sheds?

compost

On Environment Day, is the compost of good quality? Want to cover my grass lawn with it to make a food forest. Is there plastic bits that you have to sieve out, or big pieces that you have to sieve out yourself?

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I have some cordless power tools that the old man left me. He said they were very expensive when it was introduced but time killed the batteries. Considering it is a snap on can I just easily replace the nickel cadium with fresh ones?

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We were looking at installing hardwood and came across the Lauzon ambiance collection which mentions a pure genius technology that purifies the air inside your house. It seems gimmicky, but apparently has been tested by independent labs. Does anyone have any experience with this flooring?

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 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...

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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...

furnace

My old high efficiency furnace has packed up. What rebates are currently available for new high efficiency furnaces?

rebates

Are GreenON/similar rebates applicable switching from programmable thermostat to smart/wifi connected thermostat?

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Has anyone had expreince with the SaveOnenergy program? I had my windows updated under the GreenOn program but it only covered 10 windows (and is now cancelled). I noticed a couple of other windows that hadn't been done have leaks now. Would the SaveOnenergy program cover these other windows? Do the...

heating

Ok so I have smart thermostats ( stelpro) and right now it’s about 17 degrees in the house so it’s kinda cold and we live in quebec. What are the best settings tomconfirgure thenthermostats so the house is warm but doesn’t cost too much at the same time. Should I aim for 22-24 during the day and low...