Discover how exciting the sustainable consumer world can be, from disposable bowls and plates made from pressed palm leaves to handbags made from recycled seat belts.
Leave a smaller footprint with local activities like a trip to the local park or beach, a mountain bike ride, or just relaxing with a book on your patio.
Nancy Wright, EPIC Executive Director.
Contest! In partnership with EPIC, we will be giving 2 EPIC Expo tickets to one lucky fan at random.
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle show and eco-marketplace.
The Crazy Sustainable Commute is all about raising awareness on taking sustainable transportation to and from work via one day of craziness!
For one day, August 27th, the goal is to inject enthusiasm and obtain exposure to sustainable transportation. Rethink the way you get to work! Commute to work in non-traditional, yet sustainable ways like canoeing, stilt walking, rollerblading, skateboarding, horse-backing…etc.
Vancouver has vowed to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. New condos in Toronto are going up without any parking spaces. Regina is doing away with one-way streets to improve public transit access in a revitalized downtown.
It may not have been cheap to build, but a “green dream” demonstration house in Kamloops will be cheap to maintain.
The 3,000-square-foot home located in the Sun Rivers development is so loaded with energy-efficiency features that the estimated net cost for a year’s worth of electricity will be zero.
A rooftop array of solar photovoltaic panels generate enough power to warrant installation of a dual-purpose electricity meter that tracks the amount of energy consumed as well as surplus power dispatched onto the grid when the home doesn’t need it.
Lighting is one of the biggest energy gobblers in your house, eating up between 10% and 20% of your total electric bill. But it’s also one area of the home where a minimal effort can yield major returns. Simply replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents can lower operating costs by as much as 75% per bulb. And in places where you can’t-or don’t want to-switch to CFLs, you can use higher-efficiency incandescents and even make your existing conventional lighting cheaper to operate. When new federal legislation takes effect in 2012, all light bulbs will have to meet tougher energy-efficiency standards. But with a few small changes, you can start saving money right now.