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September 2017

2017 Report to the Community

September 26 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Cover of Report

Building Sustainable Lives Together AGENDA 7:30 a.m. - Registration and Light Breakfast 8 - 9 a.m. - Program Featuring a panel discussion on sustainable transportation Panelists: Heather Bigelow, Community Carshare Mark Coughlan, Waterloo Region Electric Vehicle Association Mark Jackson-Brown, Tritag Paulina Rodriguez, Community Access Bikeshare 9 a.m. Optional tours of the Reep House for Sustainable Living Reep House for Sustainable Living on parking pad behind the house 20 Mill Street, Kitchener (at Queen) Transportation: We encourage the use of active transportation… Continue Reading 2017 Report to the Community

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Can you be fashionable and sustainable?

September 28 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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women's clothing store

SUSTAINABLE LIVING SERIES This event is inspired by our Zero Waste Challenge as it helps to reduce your waste when you swap your clothes with others who reuse them. Anyone interested can attend even if you're not involved with the challenge. How to reduce your textile waste The talk will cover: ·         We are a consumption hub ·         The life cycle of clothes ·         The effect of clothing in landfills ·         Textile recycling ·         What can we do? ·         What can and should be donated? ·         Reduce – Rethink consumption… Continue Reading Can you be fashionable and sustainable?

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Clothing swap!

September 28 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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clothing hanging in closet

A Zero Waste Special Event This event is inspired by our Zero Waste Challenge as it helps to reduce your waste when you swap your clothes with others who reuse it. Anyone interested can particpate even if you're not involved with the challenge. Refresh your wardrobe the sustainable way Join us for Reep Green Solution's clothing swap to freshen up your wardrobe without the cost (or waste!). Bring your gently loved clothing and accessories, and in exchange take home your favourite gently used items. All… Continue Reading Clothing swap!

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October 2017

Reducing your waste in 9 easy steps

October 12 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Region of Waterloo landfill

COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. New date and time! Go beyond diverting waste from the landfill We tend to generate lots of waste just by living our day to day lives. At the same time, new rules and pickup schedules have made it more important to think about the waste we put out to be collected. In the long run, managing our… Continue Reading Reducing your waste in 9 easy steps

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Building community while building a rain garden

October 21 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
planting a rain garden

Presenters Becca Robinson, RAIN Coach, Reep Green Solutions Patrick Gilbride, RAIN Program Manager, Reep Green Solutions Workshop Description St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of ecologists. So it is only appropriate that the community will come together to build a rain garden at the church named in his honour. The rain garden will provide habitat for wildlife and inspire others in the neighbourhood to help protect the environment. RAIN Coach Becca Robinson will guide participants, step by step, through… Continue Reading Building community while building a rain garden

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Having your period without creating waste

October 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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woman living sustainably

SUSTAINABLE LIVING Series This event is inspired by our Zero Waste Challenge. Anyone interested can attend even if you're not involved with the challenge. Menstrual health and living sustainably Feminine hygiene products create a lot of waste. Join us for discussions on all the ways to make your period more environmentally sustainable. The event will include presentations by representatives from Diva International Inc. and Healthoholics. There will be tons of information, demos, and a chance to win a Diva Cup prize pack. For a preview… Continue Reading Having your period without creating waste

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Trees: A walk into our past and our future

October 28 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Victoria Park trees

REEP HOUSE Series   Take a guided walk into Victoria Park to explore trees central to our urban forest On a weekend in the summer, Victoria Park is abuzz with activity from festivals, weddings, children playing, and people lounging under trees. Throughout its history, the park has been a central gathering spot for people in the community. In many ways, the story of the trees around Victoria Park is the story of Kitchener. As the city’s oldest neighbourhood has evolved… Continue Reading Trees: A walk into our past and our future

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November 2017

Water is Life: An indigenous worldview on protecting our land and waters

November 11 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Sorry, sold out! Check out the other great events we have coming. 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. Join us in learning about water and land sustainability, from an indigenous worldview! Join us for an engaging sustainability workshop on the preservation of our natural resources, from an Indigenous perspective. We'll be joined by the University of Waterloo Aboriginal Centre… Continue Reading Water is Life: An indigenous worldview on protecting our land and waters

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Managing water sustainably on your property

November 11 | 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 | 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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