What do you love? The best Trash we were Talkin’ in 2015

Ah, end-of year lists. Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s fun to see the cream of the annual crop rise up. Thanks to the power of analytic tools, we know what you’ve been reading (or not), so this list is entirely on you. Here we go, looking back at our top stories (which you can jump right into with the click of a pic). They’re grouped thematically, not numerically, and it really says a lot about you, our lovely readers. Speaking of cream…

You care a lot about energy conservation (and donuts and contests) …



Ever wonder how many donuts equates to the energy used by leaving your computer on during the weekend? Mmm … donuts. We also chose our #NameMyTLC winner: “Turn it Off Before You Go-Go”

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Hopefully many of you had the opportunity to stop by the Earth Day booths on April 22, participate in the discussion, and enter your guess for the prizes. Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the winners. We only had space for one fact on the poster, “How many disposable coffee cups Canada uses each year”, but there are many more you may enjoy (read on!).

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Revolution #17. Lug-a-Mug

image credit: University of Toronto Sustainability Office

Check out Carol slinging her own travel mug to work for her morning java. Wow, don’t coffee and tea taste better when you get an easy discount for bringing your own mug. And if she ever forgets it, at least she’ll recycle her disposable coffee cup and lid in the Cans-and-Bottles bin here. No coffee stains on the clean, pristine paper recycling, or wasting the cup in the trash (gasp! shock! horror!). So she can easily keep her resolution to save a few dollars and have warmer coffee, plus know that by the end of the year, she’ll have saved a stack of cups taller than her 50 story condo!