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November 2018

Investing in a Greener Future | Panel Discussion

November 24, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The world is changing - and your investments should too. High-carbon investments will fall short in a low-carbon world. Yet, Canadian banks have doubled down in energy infrastructure intended to sustain fossil fuel production decades into the future. We all have a role in achieving the low-carbon transition - start by divesting your money from fossil fuels. Join us in this lively panel discussion event with experts who will teach us how to invest in companies dedicated to promoting sustainability!… Continue Reading Investing in a Greener Future | Panel Discussion

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December 2018

DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper and Cards!

December 2, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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… Continue Reading DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper and Cards!

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Reducing your Carbon Footprint 101: Project Neutral Series

December 13, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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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… Continue Reading Reducing your Carbon Footprint 101: Project Neutral Series

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January 2019

Building Green Infrastructure through Community Engagement | Framework Launch and Networking Event | RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods

January 31 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way
Waterloo, Canada
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Runoff from private properties is a major contributor to flood risk and a pervasive threat to water quality. However, motivating property owners to manage rain where it falls is difficult. Join Reep Green Solutions and Partners for Action to learn from some of the real world challenges and successes that have informed the development of the RAIN Smart Framework, a unique publication geared towards community practitioners, which details best practices and some ground tested methods for engaging the public on stormwater issues.… Continue Reading Building Green Infrastructure through Community Engagement | Framework Launch and Networking Event | RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods

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March 2019

Stretch your Energy Budget | Today’s Heat Pumps

March 2 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way
Waterloo, Canada
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Today's heat pumps can stretch your energy budget! Have you heard of an air source heat pump (ASHP)? The ASHP is now one of the most efficient ways to heat a home. The technology has been around for a long time but most people don't realize it's an option for them. Join us at Evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building, for our workshop on air source heat pumps! The performance reliability and efficiency of the technology makes an air… Continue Reading Stretch your Energy Budget | Today’s Heat Pumps

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Can students lead a sustainable, zero waste lifestyle?

March 12 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

**Registration is closed. Please attend if you still can, but we have limited refreshments!** As students with busy schedules, we often choose convenience over sustainability. This lifestyle can adversely impact the environment, especially in today’s changing climate. How can we lead a sustainable lifestyle as busy students? Join us in this talk to learn the tips and tricks on how students can lead a sustainable or zero waste lifestyle for a better future! Two students who are experts in the… Continue Reading Can students lead a sustainable, zero waste lifestyle?

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First Steps to Improving your Home

March 23 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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What can easily be improved/renovated when first buying a home? Buying a home can be a overwhelming experience, even if you’ve bought one before. Let our Home Energy Coach guide you in renovations and improvements that you can do right now to make your home more comfortable and money-saving. Get some ideas of what works and what the most cost-effective methods for your home are. Presentation: 1:30 p.m. Q&A: 2:00 p.m. Reep Open House & Full Tour: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Powered… Continue Reading First Steps to Improving your Home

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May 2019

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark 101 | RAIN Coach * Wait List Only*

May 1 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

These 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: Healthy Yards 101 | Idea Spark Presentation: 7:00 p.m. Design Exercise: 7:20… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark 101 | RAIN Coach * Wait List Only*

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Healthy Yards: Planning 201 | RAIN Coach

May 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

These 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: Healthy Yards 101 | Idea Spark Presentation: 7:00 p.m. Design Exercise: 7:20… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Planning 201 | RAIN Coach

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Energy Coaching Sessions | Advice from a Registered Energy Advisor

May 11 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$20

  Do you have burning questions on how to make your house energy efficient? Do you want to make your home more comfortable, but don't know where to start? Book a time with a Registered Energy Advisor to get your questions answered! Our Energy Advisor can help guide you in topics like: Lowering your energy bills Suggestions for helpful renovations Grants, rebates and credits for your home and more! We are committed to offering you expert advice to help make your home… Continue Reading Energy Coaching Sessions | Advice from a Registered Energy Advisor

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