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November 2017

Managing water sustainably on your property

November 11, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
rare Charitable Research Reserve, 681 Blair Road
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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Managing Water Sustainably on Your Property: A case study from rare’s North House Presenters: Becca Robinson, MLA, Reep Green Solutions, RAIN Coach Tom Woodcock, Ph.D., Planning Ecologist, rare Charitable Research Reserve Register Now Cost: Free Location: rare Charitable Research Reserve, North House, 681 Blair Rd., Cambridge/North Dumfries There is limited parking (up to 12 vehicles) available at the North House. There is overflow parking on Blair Road a short walk along the Springbank Trail to North House (see map for… Continue Reading Managing water sustainably on your property

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Tips on finishing your basement

November 18, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Make your basement a comfortable living space Join us as our Home Energy Coach, Philip Drader, shares how your basement can contribute to a more comfortable home! We'll cover a number of design items and strategies for renovating your basement: from heating vents, to wiring, insulation, new flooring, studs, and lighting efficiency. Learn how you can give your basement a… Continue Reading Tips on finishing your basement

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Getting serious about draftproofing your home

November 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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THE REEP HOUSE Series The Reep House Series is a monthly series of events that showcases the technology and displays at the Reep House for Sustainable Living and explores other ideas and options for living sustainably. Learn to draftproof your home The average Canadian home loses about 25% of its heat through drafts and air leakage. In fact, in older draftier homes the percentage may be even higher—up to 40% of the heat in these types of homes can being lost through drafts.… Continue Reading Getting serious about draftproofing your home

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Zero Waste approaches to enriching your holidays

November 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Sustainable Living Series The Sustainable Living Series is a monthly event series that focuses on helping you to live more sustainably in your day to day life. Learn how to GREEN your HOLIDAYS with @ZeroWasteTrish! Join us at the Reep House as we kick off this joyful season with an eco focused discussion on how to have MORE this holidays by creating LESS trash! How could your celebrations look if you considered the earth, oceans and air in every decision you… Continue Reading Zero Waste approaches to enriching your holidays

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Zero Waste approaches to enriching your holidays – NEW 3:30 p.m. Session*

November 26, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Sustainable Living Series The Sustainable Living Series is a monthly event series that focuses on helping you to live more sustainably in your day to day life. Learn how to GREEN your HOLIDAYS with @ZeroWasteTrish! Join us at the Reep House as we kick off this joyful season with an eco focused discussion on how to have MORE this holidays by creating LESS trash! How could your celebrations look if you considered the earth, oceans and air in every decision you… Continue Reading Zero Waste approaches to enriching your holidays – NEW 3:30 p.m. Session*

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December 2017

Insulate your attic to keep the heat in

December 2, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Put a hat on your house As our Home Energy Coach, Philip Drader, likes to say: "Insulating your attic is like wearing a hat in the winter." Philip will share how your attic can contribute to a comfortable home. We'll cover a number of considerations related to insulating an attic, such as preparing your attic and your options for… Continue Reading Insulate your attic to keep the heat in

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Make your own wrapping paper and cards!

December 9, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

MAKER Event Join us for an eco- and family-friendly holiday craft workshop! The holiday season is a season 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.  While recycling is important, it uses a lot of resources, so the more we can do to minimize and re-use waste the better. This year, why not plan ahead and do your part to reduce waste, while… Continue Reading Make your own wrapping paper and cards!

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A Reep House Christmas

December 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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REEP House Series The REEP HOUSE Series is a monthly series of events that showcases the technology and displays at the REEP House for Sustainable Living and explores other ideas and options for living sustainably. A Reep House Christmas Sorry! We've decided to cancel this event. Brendan Schaefer will share his great tips on efficiently using water and energy over the holidays in a blog post instead. Photo by Robert under Creative Commons License

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January 2018

Insulating your home’s walls

January 6 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Insulate your home's main walls for a more energy efficient and comfortable living space! Are you considering insulating your walls? Join Philip Drader, our Home Energy Coach, in this presentation on best practices and options for insulating main walls in the home! There are now 2 rebate programs in Ontario to help you. We’ll be talking about… Continue Reading Insulating your home’s walls

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Vermicomposting: An indoor, easy, year-round solution for food waste

January 13 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Sustainable Living Series The Sustainable Living Series is a monthly event series that focuses on helping you to live more sustainably in your day to day life. Crash course in composting with worms Do you want to compost but don't have access to a green bin? Does the idea of sustainable, year-round fertilizer for your houseplants and/or garden sound appealing? Do you just really want to have the weirdest pets on the block? Time to start vermicomposting! Join us at the Reep… Continue Reading Vermicomposting: An indoor, easy, year-round solution for food waste

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