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May 2019

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

June 15 | 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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Tunes for Trees

June 22 | 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Waterloo Park, 50 Young Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Z4 Canada
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Sunshine coming through leaves of a tree

Come on out to support the growth of our urban forests and enjoy some local live music, delicious food and great company! Event Details What: Tunes for Trees is a FREE, zero waste, family friendly event and fundraiser hosted by Communities for Conservation partnering with Tree Canada to raise money to plant trees across the country and grow our urban forests. Tunes for Trees is a fundraiser - Communities for Conservation (www.communitiesforconservation.org) is partnering with Tree Canada to raise money to… Continue Reading Tunes for Trees

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July 2019

Finding a Perfect Match: Right Tree for the Right Place

July 25 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamsburg Cemetery Dedication Centre, 1541 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario N2R 1P6 Canada
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Sunshine coming through leaves of a tree

A tree is an investment that gives back in benefits for decades. But with hundreds of trees to choose from, how do you decide which is best for your location? At this FREE workshop you will be guided through the process of selecting a tree that will thrive on your property. We’ll go through the decision making process looking at some of these questions: Do I want shade, privacy, spring flowers, fall colours or winter interest? Do I want to… Continue Reading Finding a Perfect Match: Right Tree for the Right Place

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August 2019

Fruit Trees for Beginners

August 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kitchener Public Library – Main Branch, 85 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2H1 Canada
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Woman holding apple in front of camera, orchard in background

This introductory lecture is ideal for beginners interested in where to get started with growing your own fruit trees (and shrubs) in your yards. Fruit trees not only provide us with food but with all of their flowers they also benefit our pollinator friends. Topics covered include: choosing your tree and where to plant it, pruning to encourage fruit, and ways to prevent and address common problems, such as pests and diseases. This demonstration is for those wanting to grow… Continue Reading Fruit Trees for Beginners

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September 2019

Greening Sugarbush North Neighbourhood and Reducing Flood Risk

September 13 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Albert McCormick Community Centre – Community Room, 500 Parkside Dr
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5J4 Canada
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Free
Water droplets on a leaf

It seems as though every day the topic of heavy rains and flooding is in the news. In recent times many homeowners across Ontario have experienced localized flooding and severe damage to their homes and community infrastructure. It can happen here too. The good news is that we can take action to protect our homes and neighbourhoods from flooding. Reep Green Solutions in partnership with the City of Waterloo, would like to invite you to participate in a unique opportunity to have your say… Continue Reading Greening Sugarbush North Neighbourhood and Reducing Flood Risk

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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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Pull on your brightest green outfits and get ready for a day of fun in Waterloo Park! What better way to cap off the summer than celebrating with than an outdoor, zero waste* party? 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. Come and celebrate our communities' imapct together! FRESH AIR FEAST What: A near zero waste, community celebration of Reep… Continue Reading FRESH AIR FEAST: 20th Anniversary Community Celebration

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