22 Jun 2019

Tunes for Trees

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 plant trees across Canada in areas that need it most. Throughout the event, as well as the month of June, anyone in Canada will be able to text “CONSERVE” to 20222 to donate $5 to plant 2 trees, through Communities for Conservation.

The official event will run from 12:30 – 7:30. We have a music line-up for this entire time, amazing artists from the Waterloo Region, playing short 25 minute sets for the afternoon.

There will be vegetarian/vegan catered food for the event, as well as a limited supply of dishes (bring your own set!)
As well, we will have group bike fixing on site, and a participatory activity facilitated by RISE Waterloo.

Come visit the Reep Green Solutions booth and chat with us about our new Tree Stewardship Program including our subsidized, full service tree planting that includes a property visit and consultation with a professional arborist, delivery and planting of a native tree and follow up caring instructions!

When: Saturday, June 22nd, 1PM – 7PM

Where: Waterloo Park, Bandshell

Find out more!

**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 sustainable student lifestyle will share their experiences and perspectives. Representatives from the UW Sustainable Office will also be present to talk about the programs available for students who want to live sustainably and listen to your ideas!

There will be free refereshments and chance to win a prize generously donated by Zero Waste Bulk!

Agenda

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Speaker presentations

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Panel discussion/Q&A

Important note: Registration is required

Speakers

Kristen Regier

Kristen Regier is a Candidate for a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Planning, at the University of Waterloo. She is also the co-owner of In Balance Co., a sustainable lifestyle blog that focuses on sustainability / zero-waste living for students. She began transitioning to a low-waste lifestyle in 2017, and is constantly looking for ways to further reduce her environmental impact while balancing the financial and social realities of student life. Kristen hopes to inspire others to start reducing their environmental impact by doing what they can, when they can.

If you’d like to learn more, visit her in-balance-co sustainable blog and instagram!

Andrew Rutland

Andrew is a fourth year Geography and Environmental Management student. His love of the natural world led him to start consciously adopting zero-waste habits in 2014 and he currently strives to live with as little a footprint as possible.

If you’d like to learn more, visit his instagram!

Jody Fennell

Jody is an Environment and Business student at the University of Waterloo. Her past co-op experience has been from the Ministry of Transportation, Canadian Tire Corporation, and BlackBerry. Currently, Jody is a part of the Business Development Team for Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local non-profit that supports organizations in Waterloo Region to implement sustainability practices. As an Environment and Business student, Jody is very passionate about sustainability and business intersection and using business as a catalyst for change. Throughout her 8 months as a Sustainability Projects Coordinator at the University of Waterloo, Jody will support projects that advance the University of Waterloo’s Environment Sustainability Strategy and engaging the campus on topic of sustainability

Transportation

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The university is easily accessible by GRT bus routes. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

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 – 7:30PM

Zero Waste Candy Note:

We are dedicated to caring for the enviroment for the next generation, in order to maintain our values on reducing waste and caring for our children, we may have unwrapped candy/treats. Your family will have the assurance that our staff and volunteers take food safety very seriously and will take all measures necessary to ensure the treats are safe to eat. We cannot gurantee a nut-free enviroment.

Beautiful Pumpkins & Decor Provided by: 20 Valley Harvest Farms

 

Explore the Reep House:

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Reep House for Sustainable Living is Reep Green Solution’s LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. This smart-insulated, water-wise century brick home is located at 20 Mill Street in downtown Kitchener.

Reep House has been renovated to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy used for space heating and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions by 54%*.

GREEN FEATURES OF REEP HOUSE

Transportation

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Parking

We have very limited parking at the Reep House. You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)

Are you still confused about what’s recyclable or not?

Join us in this workshop with the Region of Waterloo’s expert on the ins and outs of blue box recycling, how to identify what is and what is not recyclable and what happens to the stuff we put inside our blue box!

As we strive for a greener and sustainable future, we will also discuss the future of recycling and long-term strategic direction for sustainable waste management in the region. We are so excited to offer this workshop as part of the Zero Waste Challenge in the month of October.

Presentation: 1:30 p.m.

Q&A: 2:15 p.m.

Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Deanna Dakin – Region of Waterloo Waste Management

Deanna Dakin has worked in both consulting services and the public sector for the past 30 years with over 20 years of waste management experience. She has launched a successful, hands-on, environmental education program; assisted in the development of an environmental management system; and has conducted waste audits for both residential and ICI sectors. Currently, she is a member of the Projects and Communications Team in the Waste Management Division.

The Waste Management Division provides residential waste collection, diversion and disposal for Waterloo Region. Our contractors make over 1 million stops a month to provide recycling, garbage, green bin, yard waste and bulky item collection to our residents. Additional diversion programs are available for clothing, drywall, building supplies, bicycles, pallets and hazardous waste at the Waterloo waste management site.

To learn more about the Region of Waterloo’s recycling guide and waste management, please visit:

Website: www.regionofwaterloo.ca/waste

Twitter: @WasteWR

Facebook: Region of Waterloo Waste Management

Transportation

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Parking

You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)

Have you visited the recycling centre and local landfll? Now is your chance!

Come and tour the waste management site and then meet up with the rest of us who are taking more action! The tour of the recycling centre will inspire all of us and make us want to do more than we already do. This meet-up is designed so we can all discuss how as a community and individuals we can improve upon the current challenges we face.

Celebrate Waste Reduction Week with a free, one-hour guided bus tour of the Waterloo Waste Management site. We suggest reserving a spot on one of the last tours at 11:30, 12:30 or 1 PM and then meeting up with us afterwards!

Region of Waterloo Waste Management Site Tour

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: Tours run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

To reserve your seat for the tour you must contact the Region: Call 519-575-4400 or TTY: 519-575-4608, or email [email protected]. Tours start from the Waste Management Operations Centre, 1516 Glasgow Street, Kitchener. Donations to support local Food Banks are welcome.

Zero Waste Meet Up

Time: 2:30 – 4:30PM

Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery

215 The Boardwalk #1, Kitchener, ON N2N 0B1

We are so excited to offer this workshop as part of the Zero Waste Challenge in the month of October.

EVENT DETAILSphoto of food in bulk

Are you concerned with how much personal waste you’re producing, but unsure where to start? Or perhaps you’ve made some changes, but don’t know where to go from there? In this talk we’ll help put you on the path to less waste and give you the tools to make a good start, including how to do it locally. You may even save some money along the way!

 

Date/Time: Saturday, September 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: REEP House for Sustainable Living (20 Mill Street Kitchener, ON N2G)
Registration: $5-10

Agenda

Presentation: 1:30 p.m.

Q&A: 2:15 p.m.

Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Amanda Baker

woman holding a container Amanda has lived in this Region for most of her life, and had always recycled, but she wanted to do more. After discovering the Zero Waste lifestyle, she quickly learned that there was much more that she could do to reduce what she sent to the landfill, and has been working towards that goal ever since. She now knows that making small changes as she moves toward a Zero Waste lifestyle can have a huge positive impact on the environment!

 

 

 

To learn more about BYOC & Zero Waste Waterloo Region please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/166776287366357/

https://www.instagram.com/byoclistwaterlooregion/

Or contact Amanda for more questions at [email protected]

Transportation

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Parking

You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click see map)

Registration

 

Watch Mary Jane Patterson discuss the annual Zero Waste Challenge and our community’s effort to make recycling the norm.

For more information on sustainable living, visit our blog.

Time’s Up S10 EP.7 from School of Media and Design

 

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 make surrounding the holidays? With a just pinch of planning, it truly is so easy to reduce the amount of household trash you and your family create this busy season. Plus, you will save lots of money by producing less waste! Come for a lively seminar on ways to enhance your holiday traditions with a zero waste mindset. There will be simple hacks and tips to reduce the environmental impact of gifts, meals, parties, decorations and more. Come prepared with your list of obstacles to zero waste this December and as a group we can brainstorm solutions!

Trish Jane is a full fledged “zero waster” ever since making the commitment on July 1, 2017. For more details follow her on Instagram @zerowastetrish. While it has only been a few months, her environmental journey started quite early in life with numerous upcycling projects, thrifting, and an interest in home remedies. She attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with a planning degree which helped to strengthen her understanding of sustainability. However interesting urban planning may be, her real passion is natural health. And so, in 2005 Trish got a job at a health food store and has worked passionately ever since to best assist her customers on their journey to good health. She has attended hundreds of seminars and learning sessions on all things from maca to magnesium and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) as certified from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Trish is currently a senior staff member at the locally owned store Fiddleheads Health & Nutrition, where she works part time as she also has a two year old daughter at home. Thankfully, her husband and toddler are very supportive of the zero waste journey and now have a mason jar on the counter as their household garbage pail.

Trish Jane is a full fledged “zero waster” ever since making the commitment on July 1, 2017. For more details follow her on Instagram @zerowastetrish. While it has only been a few months, her environmental journey started quite early in life with numerous upcycling projects, thrifting, and an interest in home remedies. She attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with a planning degree which helped to strengthen her understanding of sustainability. However interesting urban planning may be, her real passion is natural health. And so, in 2005 Trish got a job at a health food store and has worked passionately ever since to best assist her customers on their journey to good health. She has attended hundreds of seminars and learning sessions on all things from maca to magnesium and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) as certified from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Trish is currently a senior staff member at the locally owned store Fiddleheads Health & Nutrition, where she works part time as she also has a two year old daughter at home. Thankfully, her husband and toddler are very supportive of the zero waste journey and now have a mason jar on the counter as their household garbage pail.

AGENDA

Our original early afternoon workshop has filled up, so we’re offering a second session following the first presentation and the Reep Open House:

  • Reep Open House: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Presentation: 3:30 p.m.
  • Q&A: 4:00 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in the Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen S.

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 make surrounding the holidays? With a just pinch of planning, it truly is so easy to reduce the amount of household trash you and your family create this busy season. Plus, you will save lots of money by producing less waste! Come for a lively seminar on ways to enhance your holiday traditions with a zero waste mindset. There will be simple hacks and tips to reduce the environmental impact of gifts, meals, parties, decorations and more. Come prepared with your list of obstacles to zero waste this December and as a group we can brainstorm solutions!

Trish Jane is a full fledged “zero waster” ever since making the commitment on July 1, 2017. For more details follow her on Instagram @zerowastetrish. While it has only been a few months, her environmental journey started quite early in life with numerous upcycling projects, thrifting, and an interest in home remedies. She attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with a planning degree which helped to strengthen her understanding of sustainability. However interesting urban planning may be, her real passion is natural health. And so, in 2005 Trish got a job at a health food store and has worked passionately ever since to best assist her customers on their journey to good health. She has attended hundreds of seminars and learning sessions on all things from maca to magnesium and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) as certified from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Trish is currently a senior staff member at the locally owned store Fiddleheads Health & Nutrition, where she works part time as she also has a two year old daughter at home. Thankfully, her husband and toddler are very supportive of the zero waste journey and now have a mason jar on the counter as their household garbage pail.

Trish Jane is a full fledged “zero waster” ever since making the commitment on July 1, 2017. For more details follow her on Instagram @zerowastetrish. While it has only been a few months, her environmental journey started quite early in life with numerous upcycling projects, thrifting, and an interest in home remedies. She attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with a planning degree which helped to strengthen her understanding of sustainability. However interesting urban planning may be, her real passion is natural health. And so, in 2005 Trish got a job at a health food store and has worked passionately ever since to best assist her customers on their journey to good health. She has attended hundreds of seminars and learning sessions on all things from maca to magnesium and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) as certified from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Trish is currently a senior staff member at the locally owned store Fiddleheads Health & Nutrition, where she works part time as she also has a two year old daughter at home. Thankfully, her husband and toddler are very supportive of the zero waste journey and now have a mason jar on the counter as their household garbage pail.

AGENDA

  • Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
  • Q&A: 2:00 p.m.
  • REEP Open House: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Stay to explore the Reep House for Sustainable Living. Or feel free to come after the presentation to check out the house’s environmental features.

TRANSPORTATION

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in the Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen S.

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 waste though is not enough, living sustainably means reducing our waste.

Come learn from our resident expert how to reduce your waste in 9 easy steps!

With this advice, you’ll be ready to accept the 7 Day Zero Waste Challenge. Or at least know you’re doing your part to reduce the waste your home generates.

Andrea Bale, Waste Reduction AdvisorPresented by: Andrea Bale, Waste Reduction Advisor

Andrea Bale is the Customer Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for the Energy and RAIN programs at Reep Green Solutions. More recently, she became the Waste Reduction Advisor for Reep’s new waste reduction initiatives. She has a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a BSc in Life Science from McMaster University.

  • Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
  • Questions & Answers: 8 p.m.
  • OPEN HOUSE: 8:15 – 9 P.M.

Stay to explore the Reep House for Sustainable Living. Or feel free to come after the presentation to check out the house’s environmental features.

Transportation:

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St.

If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Since the house only has a few parking spots, we have arranged for parking spaces in the Joseph Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen St.


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