Saturday, April 24, 2010

The most expensive tanning lotion available to mankind

We just returned back from the DR.  Great trip, however, even though the trip was planned and booked about 8 months ago, I still was scrambling the night before packing.  Buying sunscreen was on my to do list but I never got to it.  We just figured that we could buy it at the resort.  Rude awakening.  In the resort gift shop I paid...get this...$30 US for the smallest bottle of 60 SPF Sunscreen.  In the end the investment was worth it because we now have glorious tans (that are fading by the minute) and more importantly didn't burn or get sun stroke.  My point your sunscreen in Canada!  Speaking of which, the trip was great, the weather fabulous and it was nice to hang out on the beach and swim in the ocean.  But there was nothing nicer than arriving back in Collingwood to enjoy the marvelous fresh air.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tim Horton's Parody

Have you been stumped by this season's Roll Up the Rim contest? It's funny how a contest can change your behaviour. Typically, I will order an extra large coffee with double milk. Rarely do I actually drink the whole coffee...but I always upsize just in case. What's different now, is that I don't throw out the old coffee cups until I have had a change to roll up the right now every single cup holder in my car is holding a 2/3rds empty Tim's cup that is waiting to have the rim rolled up. But before I can roll up the rim, I have to dump the cold (and somehow I suspect some of the cups are now sporting some extra content) coffee into my lawn (and I hope there is a natural pestide component in there).

If you have every purchased a Tim's coffee during the roll up the win promo, you will surely appreciate the creative genius behind this video posted on Youtube by Eric Rudd of Big Screen FX, starring Andrew Kerr with music by the Strange Potatoes. It's fun...have a look.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program Cancelled...last change book by 5pm

Sudden end to ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program.  BOOK YOUR VISIT TODAY BEFORE 5:00pm.

It was no April Fool’s joke—like the rest of the country, The Environment Network found out late yesterday that one of the non-profit organization’s most popular energy efficiency programs was cancelled without warning.

Over the past several years, The Environment Network has helped hundreds of local residents save money and make their homes more energy efficient through the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. All that came to an end on Wednesday with the unexpected announcement that the program will be cancelled early and will no longer book pre-retrofit evaluations.

“With over 85,000 home retrofits conducted since 2007, this proves that homeowners were willing to make the changes necessary to conserve energy and improve energy efficiency of their homes,” Kerri MacDonald from the Environment Network said. “The announcement of the end of this program is a real setback for the environment and the economy.”

The program was very successful in the Simcoe County area, putting millions of dollars into the local economy and awarding thousands of dollars in grants to homeowners for making energy efficient upgrades to their homes.

Since the start of the program in 2007, homeowners in the Simcoe County and Muskoka area received over $1 million in direct grants as part of this program.

Homeowners who already had an a pre-retrofit evaluation booked are able to continue with the program, and those who are in the midst of completing retrofits and energy efficient upgrades must complete the work and have their post evaluation by March 11, 2011 to qualify for grants under the program.

For more information contact:

Kerri MacDonald
At the Environment Network