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May 2019

How to Build a Rain Garden and Swale | Avenue Road Baptist Church Work Party

May 25 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Avenue Road Baptist Church, 465 Avenue Rd
Cambridge, ON N1R 5S4 Canada
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Free
People removing sod to plan a rain garden

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Join us for a work party where you will learn how to build a rain garden that soaks up water and a swale to channel excess water off of your landscape. Come to observe or better still, pitch in to help us create a beautiful and natural solution to manage the water at Avenue Road Baptist Church. Natural features such as rain gardens and swales work together to soak up run-off and channel it safely away from danger… Continue Reading How to Build a Rain Garden and Swale | Avenue Road Baptist Church Work Party

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What’s Passive House Design? | Energy Efficiency, Comfort & Affordability *New Date + Location*

May 25 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way
Waterloo, Canada
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$5 – $10

With Germany, Belgium, Scotland and most recently British Columbia adopting Passive house (PH) as their building standard, it is quickly becoming the new normal all over the world. What do the houses that positively impact the environment look like? Join us in this talk to learn more about the housing of tomorrow! What is Passive House? Passive house (PH) is a building standard that achieves very high energy efficiency, high levels of comfort, high air quality with simple design and at an affordable cost!… Continue Reading What’s Passive House Design? | Energy Efficiency, Comfort & Affordability *New Date + Location*

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Guelph Rain Garden Workshop 101 | RAIN Coach

May 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street (Community Room 4)
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3Y8 Canada
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  These FREE workshops will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. These workshops will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies Workshop # 1: Rain Garden Workshop 101 | Idea Spark  Thursday, May 30… Continue Reading Guelph Rain Garden Workshop 101 | RAIN Coach

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June 2019

Reep House for Sustainable Living | Rain Garden Work Party

June 1 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Person crouched down plating native species in a rain garden

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Join us for a work party to build a rain garden! Once built and planted, the new rain garden in the front yard at Reep House will provide habitat for pollinators and soak up rain so that it can reduce pollution and risk of flooding downstream. Click here to Register! Rain gardens differ from conventional gardens because they are dug out and filled with a special soil/compost mixture, enabling the garden to act like a sponge. Learn step… Continue Reading Reep House for Sustainable Living | Rain Garden Work Party

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Guelph Rain Garden Workshop 201 | RAIN Coach

June 6 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street (Community Room 4)
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3Y8 Canada
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  These FREE workshops will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. These workshops will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including: rain gardens naturalized landscaping infiltration galleries rainwater harvesting permeable pavement other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies Workshop # 2: Rain Garden Workshop 201 | Planning Thursday, June 6th Presentation:… Continue Reading Guelph Rain Garden Workshop 201 | RAIN Coach

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September 2019

FRESH AIR FEAST: 20th Anniversary Community Celebration

September 14 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Waterloo Park, 50 Young Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Z4 Canada
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We're turning 20! Pull on your brightest green outfits and get ready for a day of fun in celebration of 20 years of local environmental impact in Waterloo Region! Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. For the last 20 years we've worked to empower people to address and adapt to climate change. What better way to cap off the summer than celebrating with than an outdoor, zero waste* party? Event Details: What: A near zero… Continue Reading FRESH AIR FEAST: 20th Anniversary Community Celebration

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