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March 2018

Making the best window choices for your home

March 3 | 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. Learn how to make the best window choices for your home! Join us as our Home Energy Coach, Philip Drader, shares how the right window choices can contribute to a more comfortable and energy efficient home! There is a lot to consider when choosing the right windows for your home. From selecting low-e coatings, glazing layers, and spacer types to picking the type of window (slider, casement, or fixed), colour, divided lites, privacy options,… Continue Reading Making the best window choices for your home

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Your Guide to Reducing Food Waste

March 4 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$5 - $10

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 reduce your food waste! Food is a central part of all of our lives, and yet much of the food produced ends up being thrown away. About 50% of all food waste happens at the household level. Join members of the Avocado Co-op to learn about food waste in Canada, helpful tips… Continue Reading Your Guide to Reducing Food Waste

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Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

March 17 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning This workshop will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. The workshop 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 We will print out an aerial map of… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

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Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

March 24 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden This workshop is perfect for Do-it-Yourselfers who have an early-stage plan for their healthy yard and desire additional design support to fulfill their vision for a healthy yard.  We will build upon the concepts and principles learned in Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning and guide you through a more detailed design… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

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April 2018

Sustainable Fashion Workshop & Clothing Swap

April 7 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Sustainable Living Series Spring is just around the corner! What better time to declutter our closets, refresh our wardrobes and make more sustainable fashion choices? Join us for this special clothing swap and workshop on sustainable textiles! Textile waste is a growing problem because there are no effective ways to recycle textiles back into clothing. Fast fashion and the domination of polyester and other synthetic textiles have resulted in a plastic pollution crisis. When synthetic textiles are washed and break… Continue Reading Sustainable Fashion Workshop & Clothing Swap

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Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

April 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$15

Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning This workshop will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. The workshop 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 We will print out an aerial map of… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning

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Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

April 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$25

COACH Series This is a new series of events featuring our resident experts in home energy efficiency, RAIN Smart Homes and waste reduction. Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden This workshop is perfect for Do-it-Yourselfers who have an early-stage plan for their healthy yard and desire additional design support to fulfill their vision for a healthy yard. We will build upon the concepts and principles learned in Healthy Yards: Idea Spark & Planning and guide you through a more detailed design… Continue Reading Healthy Yards: Designing Your Garden

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Rain Barrels: Everything You Wanted To Know

April 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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Free

REEP HOUSE Series Rain Barrels: Everything You Wanted To Know Our resident rain barrel expert, Brendan Schaefer will walk you through the basics of rain barrels and how they can be beneficial for you.Topics covered will include: identifying the best location to put your rain barrels; how to properly set them up for ease of use and to prevent overflow problems and getting them ready for winter. Brendan will help you be sure your rain barrel is helping you save on… Continue Reading Rain Barrels: Everything You Wanted To Know

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May 2018

Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths

May 5 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$10

COACH Series Hard surfaces are among the most used areas of our properties. However, these hard surfaces tend to increase stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding and pollution. One of the ways to keep the advantages of driveways and pathways but still reduce runoff is by using permeable pavement. This workshop will help you to make sense of the options available so that you can make an informed choice. Topics covered include: What is the difference between the various permeable… Continue Reading Your Options for Permeable Driveways, Patios and Paths

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‘Food for Thought’ Panel: Community Champions for Sustainable Food

May 12 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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$5 - $10

SUSTAINABLE LIVING Series Are you interested in learning about local and sustainable food initiatives in the Waterloo Region? Have you ever wondered about edible plants and plant-based nutrition? Come to the Reep House to hear from two local health and sustainable food champions about how you can live, eat, and purchase more sustainably in the Waterloo Region. Our 'Food for Thought' panelists are Nicola Thomas from Grand River Food Forestry and Joe Mancini from The Working Centre. Nicola and Joe… Continue Reading ‘Food for Thought’ Panel: Community Champions for Sustainable Food

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