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March 2019

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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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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