Past Announcements


Aug 13, 2014
Showcasing Water Innovation Case Study (PDF): Read how REEPís RAIN Program has become a model for community-based stormwater education and action across Canada.

Aug 6, 2014
ClimateActionWR Announces 2014 Progress Snapshot: Details on the Climate Action Plan to date. Savings equivalent to powering over 25,000 homes for a year.

June 1, 2014
Weber Group Hooked on RAIN-Smart! Property Maintenance
Read the article in the Advocate about the partnership at the Queen South Business Centre.

May 19, 2014
RAIN Program Protects Rivers
Read the article on page 7 in the Grand Actions publication (PDF) from the GRCA.

June 24, 2014
In memoriam: Lorna van Mossel
REEP joins the community in celebrating the life of community activist Lorna van Mossel. She made Waterloo Region a more welcoming place for many people.

May 9, 2014
$4000 In Grants Announced for RAIN-Smart! Businesses
Grants of up to $4000 per project are available for four selected sites in Kitchener and Waterloo.

April 17, 2014
REEP's Susan Bryant Inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame
Read more in The Woolwich Observer article.

April 4, 2014
Art and function in Kachelöfen
Highly efficient sources of energy, Kachelöfens are constructed of hollow-brick, ceramic tiles, held together with mortar.

February 12, 2014
University of Waterloo Profiles REEP's Executive Director
From a career in TV to the environment. The backstory of REEP's Mary Jane Patterson.

February 12, 2014
ClimateActionWR Profile
The story behind the partnership that has transformed climate policy in Waterloo Region.


January 13, 2014
Climate Action Plan is Online
If you live or work in Waterloo Region, you are an important part of the solution. Take a look at the plan full version or summary version here.

December 3, 2013
Region of Waterloo Committee Unanimously Endorses the Climate Action Plan

November 30, 2013
Climate Action Plan Will Benefit Waterloo Region
Article in The Record co-written by REEP's Mary Jane Patterson and Sustainable Waterloo's Mike Morrice.

November 19, 2013
Prepare Your House for Winter
A great list of tips from Menno S. Martin Contractor.

October 1, 2013
Community Gardens Video
CTV Kitchener News covered the story of the Central Frederick Community Garden and highlights the partnership with REEP.

August 27, 2013
REEP's 2012 Annual Report
Thanking all those who make our work possible and celebrating our shared accomplishments of 2012!

July 31, 2013
How to get a weather-proofed home
Read about some of the flood prevention features built into REEP House in this Globe and Mail article.

June 22, 2013
St. John the Evangelist Turns Focus to Water Stewardship
Read about the partnership to create a public demonstration of ecological stormwater management.

June 21, 2013
Aboriginal Community Gardens Opening
REEP was honoured to participate in the opening of the Aboriginal Community Garden at Wilfrid Laurier University covered by CTV News.

June 4, 2013
KCI Students Break New Ground with Stormwater Project
Read about the cistern and permeable paving project the students of KCI installed at their sports field.

May 24, 2013
Union Gas Home Reno Rebate launched!
REEP is pleased to be working with Union Gas in the delivery of the new Home Reno Rebate program.

May 22, 2013
CMHC Publishes Case Study of REEP House A near net zero century home retrofit!

April 23, 2013
Region of Waterloo Rainwater Harvesting Week
Read the article by REEP's Cheryl Evans on page 3.

April 11, 2013
RAIN Barrel Blitz Fundraiser
Read the article in the Kitchener Citizen.

March 12, 2013
REEP receives EcoAction grant
Funding for the Great Draft-Proofing Crackdown project from Environment Canada.

May 14, 2013
In Memoriam of Lynne Woolstencroft (1943 - 2013):
REEP staff join our community in celebrating the life of Lynne Woolstencroft, environmental champion and a true friend of REEP. We extend our condolences to Lynneís family and to the citizens of Waterloo.

February 4, 2013
ClimateAction Discussion Board
Join the conversation, post an idea or ask a question about the direction of community-wide action on climate change in Waterloo Region.

January 31, 2013
Call for Demonstration Projects
RAIN is seeking to help community groups implement and showcase ecological sto


June 26, 2012
REEP 2011 Annual Report
REEP receives 2011 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence, rainwater education and action becomes primary focus at REEP, and more.

June 8, 2012
Change Begins at Home (PDF, pg.16)
REEP's Paul Parker is profiled in the University of Waterloo spring issue.

May 17, 2012
Time to test your well?
Article in the Elmira Independent written by our Well Aware guide Susan Bryant.

May 10, 2012
REEP honoured for Environmental Excellence
The Ontario Ministry of Environment has distinguished REEP as a recipient of its 2011 Award for Environmental Excellence.

May 10, 2012
REEP House on the campaign trail
Ontario's Green Party leader surveys the green technologies on display at the REEP House for Sustainable Living.

January 4, 2012
Reaping Energy Savings Through REEP Green Solutions
Article in The Record.


October 26, 2011
Residential Water Softener Performance Study
By Region of Waterloo.

October 22, 2011
REEP House Keeps Storm Water From Running Off
Article in The Record.

September 1, 2011
The Climate Collaborative RFP
Seeking proposals for technical support to complete a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory of Waterloo Region.

August 3, 2011
A New Collaborative Project
REEP, Sustainable Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo have received funding to take action on community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

July 13, 2011
ecoENERGY Program Renewal
Details on renewal of home energy saving program including $400 million in grants. Click to register

September 9, 2011
Save Money While You Dance
Article about Sept. 24 launch party for REEP Kitchener Home Energy Grants.

August 3, 2011
A New Collaborative Project
REEP, Sustainable Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo have received funding to take action on community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.

July 13, 2011
ecoENERGY Program Renewal
Details on renewal of home energy saving program including $400 million in grants. Click to register

July 13, 2011
Double Grants in Kitchener
REEP and City of Kitchener announce $500,000 for Kitchener Home Energy Improvement Program

June 27, 2011
Putting Pet Waste to Work
Article in The Record about REEP composting workshop.

May 20, 2011
Commuter Challenge Churches
Article in Waterloo Region Record.

June 6, 2011
ecoENERGY Program Extension in Canada's 2011 Budget
Details to follow.

May 17, 2011
Interfaith Landscaping Event
Inspiring event at REEP House profiled on MCC Ontario website.

May 11, 2011
Federal Grants to Return
One year ecoENERGY extention will stay in 2011 budget.

May 8, 2011
REEP in The Record
Jane's Walk focuses on keeping Victoria Lake clean.

Feb 8, 2011
New Water Funding
REEP awarded funds for Urban/rural Watershed protection.

Mar 2, 2011
Kitchener Supports REEP!
Council supports REEP in 2011 budget. Thanks for your support!

April 19, 2011
LEAF Funding Announced
Thanks City of Kitchener for supporting Kitchener Home Energy Improvement and RAIN programs.


Nov 9 - Building - or rejuvenating! - a great Green Team. Greening Sacred Spaces Workshop.

Nov 6 - Today's Rooftop Solar Opportunities - an article by REEP.

Nov 5 - Hiring REEP House Outreach Assistant. Applications due by 3pm Nov 11, 2010.

Oct 8 - REEP program wants rural residents Well Aware. Article in the Woolwich Observer.

Sept 17 - Green Dream Home. Full-page colour article about REEP House in The Record.

Support for home energy labelling. Click-and-mail letters to Ontario government at this link.

Aug 18 - REEPing the Benefits. Article about home energy evaluation and Peaksaver in Cambridge Times.

Aug 18 - Video on REEP Energy Audit for Faith Buildings. Clip from Creation Care DVD from Mennonite Central Committee.

Jul 8 - REEP House begins limited tours - Come experience our Century brick home!

Jul 6 - Green Light to Low-Income Energy Program - Energy Minister Brad Duguid puts wheels in motion.

Jun 25 - Grants help churches with energy audits - REEP's Greening Sacred Spaces evaluations featured in the Kitchener Record.

Jun 16 - REEP House Showcased - Ontario government praises culture of conversation.

Jun 10 - Faith Building Audits - Now eligible for a 50% rebate off the initial cost

May 19 - Faith Groups organize tree planting - Greening Sacred Spaces coordinator Jane Snyder writes about this diverse event

May 5 - Grant Update - Up to $5000 still available to Ontario home and property owners

Apr 28 - Article about Ontario grants and REEP in Waterloo Chronicle

Apr 9 - Ontario green home leaders recognized - REEP House wins Home Sweet Home award for Green Living!


Dec 11 - Article about REEP House for Sustainable Living in Waterloo Region Record.

Dec 8 - Visit the Climate Action Network or David Suzuki Foundation and help Canada take action on climate change.

May 22 - Article on REEP's Well Aware program in today's Waterloo Region Record

May 22 - Sign a petition to support the Ontario Green Energy Act

May 12 - Province of Ontario Will Match Higher ecoENERGY Grants

Apr 18 - Solar-powered hot water system meets demands of family of five - Article from The Star

Apr 17 - REEP's offices have moved to 222 Frederick Street, Kitchener

Apr 9 - Our services are now tax-free

Mar 30 - ecoENERGY grants increase by 25%, and other changes to ecoENERGY program

Feb 9 - Update from NRCan on ecoENERGY grant delays

Feb 4 - Information Regarding Retrofoam

Jan 30 - Proposed Home Renovation Sales Tax - News release from Government of Canada


Dec 2008 - Thermostats Setbacks Do Save Energy - Article from Home Energy Magazine