Green Living

Did you know: A whopping 19 per cent of household indoor water in the CRD goes down the shower drain. The good news is that small changes can lead to big impacts!

How the 5-minute shower pays big dividends

Is there power in a five-minute shower? From both an environmental and…

  • Jan 18, 2021

 

Achieving our regional targets of reducing waste, water and energy use are only possible if everybody does their part, but if we each make small adjustments to our behaviour, together we can make a big difference.

Give your 2021 resolutions a green makeover in 10 simple steps!

Whether your resolution for 2021 is to eat better, get more exercise,…

  • Dec 28, 2020

 

Sept. 14 to 18 is Septic Awareness Week, and the Capital Regional District and Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association urge you to consider both what goes down the drain, and how you maintain your septic system.

3 ways to be septic savvy

Maintaining your septic system helps maintain a healthy environment

  • Sep 14, 2020

 

Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.

Curbside glass pick-up 101: What you need to know … and why!

Taking a few minutes to ensure your glass recycling is properly sorted…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.

Prevent fires: Keep household hazardous waste OUT of the landfill!

Batteries, electronics and pool chemicals can all spark serious fires

  • Jul 13, 2020
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.
Saanich’s Fire Station #2 is scheduled for an environmentally friendly redevelopment. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich fire station to receive green remodel after more than 40 years

New facility to feature solar panels, space for more emergency vehicles

Saanich’s Fire Station #2 is scheduled for an environmentally friendly redevelopment. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities awarded Saanich $350,000 for a Home Energy Retrofit Municipal Financing pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich awarded $350,000 for home energy retrofit pilot project

Federation of Canadian Municipalities funds 11 projects with $2.5 million investment

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities awarded Saanich $350,000 for a Home Energy Retrofit Municipal Financing pilot project. (Black Press Media file photo)
Councillor Tony St. Pierre drives a an electric vehicle that is part of a car-sharing arrangement with neighbours. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)

Most of Sooke’s politicians sport ‘green’ rides

Transportation poll a small window on environmental commitments

Councillor Tony St. Pierre drives a an electric vehicle that is part of a car-sharing arrangement with neighbours. (Tim Collins - Sooke News Mirror)