Environment

Fall Tune-up test: Week 3!

October 18, 2010

We are now officially into week three in the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up. Can I assume that you are now able to answer “YES!” to each one of our 10 questions? Well, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself but with just two weeks to go, hopefully you are well on your way. As with any […]

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Top green living tips for October 13, 2010

October 14, 2010

Let’s face it; it’s easy to go green. Hopefully you all make sustainable choices each day but in order to really make a difference, you must always keep searching for the next positive action! Practicing the three R’s and switching out a few incandescent light bulbs for CFL’s is a start but don’t go patting […]

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Week 2: The Fall Tune Up Test continues!

October 8, 2010

Based on the feedback we’ve received from our community so far, it seems as though most of you are well underway when it comes to preparing your home for the upcoming seasons. That being said, only a few of you were able to confidently answer “YES!” to each and every question in our Fall TuneUp […]

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The Great Canadian Fall Home Tuneup!

October 4, 2010

Most people think that work around the home this fall equates to raking leaves, cleaning up the garden and breaking out the shovels or snow blower. But your list shouldn’t end there! To be truly be prepared for a potentially long, harsh winter, there are a number of other far less obvious measures you’ll need […]

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Be an eco-parent

September 17, 2010

This week’s video touches on what is truly most important to me:  family. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews then you understand the joy, happiness and new perspectives that they bring to your lives each day. Which begs the question…what steps are you taking to give back and what role are you playing to ensure that they develop […]

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A greener clean

September 12, 2010

This week, we’re dusting off one of Rich’s most popular videos: Cleaning Green, as we pack away Summer’s beach gear and do a little earth-friendly home cleaning in preparation for the Fall. When it’s time to clean, wouldn’t you like to do so with products that are effective, non-toxic and inexpensive? It’s easier than you […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #7: Back to School eco-supplies

August 27, 2010

This is a big year for us: our 4 year old son is starting kindergarten and although I’m a little too old to remember my first day of school, I’m excited to live vicariously through him — and seeing how exciting this can be for a young child. Now back to school isn’t just about […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #6: Summer parties

August 20, 2010

Summertime is party time! This is the time of year when most of us are juggling schedules, trying to accommodate all the requests for birthdays, barbeques and other festive events. But next time you either entertain or attend any of these events, take some time to consider the environmental impacts that each has. Going green […]

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Top green tips for August 11, 2010

August 12, 2010

Here are today’s top green tips, fresh from Rich’s brain. Enjoy! Green Living Tip #5 – Five Vegetarian Grilling Recipes via @MNNDaily Green Living Tip #4 – 6 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Fabric Softeners via @Care2 Green Living Tip #3 - Restoring Furniture the Eco Way via @GreenLivingMag Green Living Tip #2 - Biofriendly Tips For Life […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #3: Farm fresh food!

July 29, 2010

Early last summer, the family and I were looking for a new and exciting daytrip. My son threw this one out….“Daddy, can we go to a farm?” What a great idea! I jumped online, checked out what options were available close to home and we ventured out the door. The short 20 minute trip to […]

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