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Let’s Recycle for a Green Holiday

Let’s Recycle for a Green Holiday

Let’s recycle for a green holiday! That’s right, we’re bringing it this year with holiday cheer and a call to reduce and recycle holiday waste in a big way. Here are some easy holiday recycling tips to help your family go green this Christmas: 1. Get a […]

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Sustainable Home Design Ideas

Sustainable Home Design Ideas

Sustainable homes benefit both the environment and your budget. It is only in recent years that sustainable home designs have become available to the public, for a reasonable price. You do not have to fully renovate your home to improve its sustainability. There are several smaller changes […]

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Green Coast in Action: Pre-Demolition Deconstruction, 1940’s Style

Green Coast in Action: Pre-Demolition Deconstruction, 1940’s Style

The City of Vancouver has very specific recycling requirements in its Green Demolition Bylaw which applies to demolishing pre-1940’s houses. The Green Coast team was asked to take part in just such a project recently, providing pre-demolition deconstruction services for a house tear down. Here’s how it unfolded: […]

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Changes to Blue Box Recycling in Vancouver

Changes to Blue Box Recycling in Vancouver

Vancouver recently has made some new changes to their recycling program. This is excellent news for Vancouverites, as we can now add even more items to our blue boxes. All these little things add up to so much waste that is being kept out of our landfills. […]

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Green Building Apps

Green Building Apps

Besides our business commitment at Green Coast Rubbish to preserve and clean up our environment, we are also personally excited about new technologies that help people become more aware of their urban surroundings, and ways we can help its preservation. Recently a lot of smart phone apps […]

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Constructing Greener Buildings – LEED

Constructing Greener Buildings – LEED

In the grand scheme of things, Vancouver is a comparatively new city—particularly when it comes to architecture. But what we lack in history, we make up in stride in the design and development of Green Building technologies. Building projects contribute to a huge amount of waste and […]

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2013 BBB Torch Awards Winner: Green Coast Rubbish

2013 BBB Torch Awards Winner: Green Coast Rubbish

We are thrilled to announce that Green Coast Rubbish has been named the winner of the Better Business Bureau’s 2013 Torch Awards in the ‘Green’ category! This is such a big honor for us, and we’re stoked to have been recognized in a category that has previously […]

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How to be Greener in 2012

With a new year upon us, a great way of starting it off right is to make a committment to be greener in 2012. Here are 5 tips which are simple and easy to do: Think Resuable: Help reduce landfill waste by using resuable products such as […]

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Zero Waste Vancouver: An Action Plan to Become the Greenest City by 2020

On March 2, I was fortunate enough to attend the “Talk Green Vancouver” workshop on the draft Greenest City Zero Waste Action Plan. For those of you not in the know, Zero Waste is one of the 10 ambitious goals laid out by Vancouver City Council in […]

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