We were greeted by cheerful faces as we arrived in the cold, wet weather for the first depave event at Sheppard Public School. It was a great opportunity for community building while better managing rainwater and creating a beautiful space. News crews came out to document this historic event, the first ever in Waterloo Region. In an effort to to remove under-utilized pavement from urban spaces and replace it with green spaces, Depave Paradise Canada partnered with the environmental charity, Reep Green Solutions to bring the Depave program to Waterloo Region. Sheppard public school was the first stop! The day started with unpacking gear… Continue Reading Let’s Dig In! Volunteers’ Perspective on Waterloo Region’s First Depave Project
It all started when my husband borrowed a portable induction cooker to try out in our kitchen. I admit, the explanation of how it works seemed more like voodoo magic to me than science, and I was skeptical about its ability to make much of a dent in our energy usage. But only a few months later, we had replaced our coil cooktop with an induction cooktop and I am never going back. Which leads me to my list of the reasons why induction is better than anything else out there: Induction uses significantly less energy to heat your food.… Continue Reading 5 Reasons Why I Love My Induction Cook top | Home Energy Story
Reep Green Solutions is proud to announce the much anticipated RAIN Smart Framework for Municipalities! We worked together with Partners for Action to develop a guide for engaging communities on progressive stormwater management. This framework includes ready-to-use templates and resources on how to build a program to engage a residential neighbourhood on lot-level stormwater management. Our work developing the RAIN Smart Neighbourhood Project in the City of Kitchener in Lakeside and Mount Hope neighbourhoods provided us with the real world experience to create this framework. The project ground tested several methods of engagement with homeowners to increase resiliency of stormwater infrastructure on a neighbourhood scale.… Continue Reading RAIN Smart Framework for Municipalities
Dear Friends, Here’s a chance to have your say about the cancellation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade program. The comment period about the cancellation is open for one more week, ending Thursday, October 11. Submit your comments to the Provincial government. Want know more about the impacts of cancelling Cap and Trade? Here’s the report on it from our environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe: https://docs.assets.eco.on.ca/reports/climate-change/2018/Climate-Action-in-Ontario.pdf Check out: – Appendix B, page 210 to learn what the Cap and Trade revenue was used for; – Page 222 in particular and following pages for a summary of the initiatives that were underway. … Continue Reading Have Your Say On The Cap and Trade Cancellation
Learn more about Project Neutral and Reep Project Neutral is known for its community-focused, carbon benchmarking and climate action tool. Project Neutral allows anyone to find out their carbon footprint in 5 minutes, based on real local data. Diving into Waste 101 Date: | Thursday, December 13 Time | 5:30pm – 7:00pm Note: This is an interactive event and you will need a phone/tablet/computer to participate! Alicia Parkin, Customer Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Reep Green Solutions Alicia is passionate about teaching people how to find their carbon footprint, and what their next steps are for living a sustainable life. She… Continue Reading Reducing your Carbon Footprint 101: Project Neutral Series
The holiday season is for giving but it is also the time of year when we generate mountains of waste and packaging, most of which ends up in the landfill or the recycle bin. This year, why not plan ahead and do your part to reduce waste? Join us for a family friendly workshop to re-use materials and print your own decorative wrapping paper and cards, and explore some creative gift ideas that reduce and re-use waste. Workshop Agenda Sunday December 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00pm Location: Mill Courtland Centre, Multi-Purpose Room 1:00 – 1:05: Introductions, brief background on waste in KW 1:05 – 1:10: Demonstration of suggested techniques for printing wrapping paper and cards 1:10 –… Continue Reading DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper and Cards!