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October 2018

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Depave Paradise at Sheppard Public School

October 28, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sheppard Public School, 278 Weber St E
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 1G2 Canada
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What's a 'depave'? Learn more about the project! Join Reep Green Solutions and Sheppard Public School Parent Council as we transform an underused area of tarmac into a naturalized play space!  During the workday, we will work together to: -  Remove remaining tarmac and associated gravel sublayer -  Fill in the new space with healthy soil and mulch to prepare for Sheppard classes to subsequently plant trees and shrubs - Clean up the Natural Area (prune shrubs, rake leaves, etc) - *New* 'Kids' activities… Continue Reading Depave Paradise at Sheppard Public School

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Halloween | Family Open House | Zero Waste | Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Free

Join us for a drop-in open house during Halloween night! Bring the whole family to check out the Reep House for Sustainable Living and enjoy some zero waste goodies. We will have plenty of candy and treats available for your little ones to take home! Halloween candy produces a lot of waste each year. We are so excited to offer this event as a celebration of the Zero Waste Challenge in the month of October. Reep Open House: Wednesday October 31, 5:30… Continue Reading Halloween | Family Open House | Zero Waste | Trick or Treat

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November 2018

Prepping Your Home For Winter

November 3, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $10

Home Energy COACH Before you know it the snow will be falling. Is your home ready for the harsh winter to come? Learn about your options for renovation to make your home more comfortable this winter. There is still time before the snow flies to take care of items that can make your rooms more cozy - get some ideas of what works and what the most cost-effective methods for your home are. Agenda Presentation: 1:30 p.m. Q&A: 2:15 p.m.… Continue Reading Prepping Your Home For Winter

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Winterize your Rain Barrel

November 10, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Reep House Series Our resident rain barrel expert, Brendan Schaefer will walk you through the basics of prepping your rain barrels for the winter to come and how they can be beneficial for you. Brendan will help you be sure your rain barrel will sitll help you save on water in the future and not cause problems for your home. Presentation: 1:30 p.m. Q&A: 2:15 p.m. Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Brendan Schaefer has been a RAIN Guide at… Continue Reading Winterize your Rain Barrel

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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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