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Sep
22
Sat
2018
Heat Pumps 101: Reep House Series
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Today’s heat pumps can stretch your energy budget
Heat pumps have been around for a long time, so you may have heard of them. But what you may NOT know is that heat pump technology has advanced tremendously in recent years, and has become one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your home.
And heating your home is not the only thing that heat pumps are being used for nowadays. There are now high efficiency heat pump water heaters (like the one we have installed at Reep House) and heat pump clothes dryers on the market as well.
Come to the Reep House for our Heat Pump workshop and learn about all the options, and take a look at our new heat pump water heater. You are also welcome to take part in a short study about your experience with air source heat pumps, feel free to read more here, If you’re interested in taking part, you may fill out this form before you arrive or after the presentation.
Agenda:
Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
Q&A: 2:15 p.m.
Optional Survey & Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
 
Presenter: Brendan Schaefer, Reep Green Solutions
Brendan Schaefer is the Facilities Manager at the Reep House for Sustainable Living, where he regularly leads tours and workshops on topics ranging from energy efficiency to water conservation, storm water management, and sustainable living. He visits many homes to advise their owners as a Registered Energy Advisor, a RAIN Guide or to conduct visits on how to conserve water.
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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.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
Gardening and Beyond: Our Shared Heritage with the Trees of Preston
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Meet at Idea Exchange, Preston and enjoy a guided walk through historic Riverside Park. Throughout its history, the park has been a gathering spot for people in the community. Learn more about the trees that live and grow in the park and share our urban environment. This workshop will be led by Kristen Grittani, an ISA Certified Arborist, and Patrick Gilbride, from Reep Green Solutions. Visit Idea Exchange for more information.
REGISTRATION
Online – Please note an email address is required for online registration.
By phone – 519-653-3632
In Person – Visit any Idea Exchange location to register

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Zero Waste 101: Package-Free & BYOC(ontainer)
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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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
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 byoclist@gmail.com
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)
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Oct
2
Tue
2018
Protect Your Home from Water Damage
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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“I am a new homeowner and a bit of a newbie when it comes to home improvements. What I learned made things clear about what I could do to get the water away from my foundation.” -Brandie, Kitchener
Intense rainfalls, heavy winds, ice storms, winter thaws… unpredictable weather puts our homes at risk for damp, flooded basements, backyard ponding, and property damage.
Join us for an informative walk around the Fiddlesticks Community Centre and learn the vital steps to protect your own home from water damage.
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Fiddlesticks Community Centre (71 Cowan Blvd, Cambridge, ON N1T 1K7)
Registration: Free (space is limited so reserve your spot)
Light refreshments provided
Presenter: Michael Albanese, RAIN Home Visit Guide, Reep Green Solutions

Michael Albanese is an experienced RAIN Home Visit Guide who has helped hundreds of homeowners to address drainage problems and educate them about green infrastructure, including rain gardens, permeable paving and rainwater harvesting. Michael graduated from University of Waterloo in the Geography and Environmental Management program and is currently completing the Landscape Design program at Ryerson University.

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Oct
13
Sat
2018
Rockway Gardens Pruning Demo and Tour
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Master Gardeners are here to teach budding and experienced gardeners alike how to properly care for trees and shrubs. Learn first-hand how to ensure the health and longevity of your garden through basic pruning techniques.
Master Gardeners will provide a short presentation followed by a tour of the Rockway Gardens to see how different species are pruned during this pruning workshop. A few live demonstrations with branches or potted shrubs will be included.
 
For more gardening tips attend our Waterloo Hands-On Pruning Workshop on October 20th. 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at KidsAbility. More information here or register below.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 13th, 2018,  10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rockway Centre (1405 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2N9)
Registration: $5-10
Agenda
Presentation: 10:00 a.m.
Tour: 11:00 a.m.
Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.
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Landscape Solutions for Managing Water
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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Learn ways to add landscape solutions like rain gardens, bioswales, and trees into your yard. See first-hand the gardens at Avenue Road Baptist Church that are designed to soak up and filter stormwater.
Tour the rain garden and row of trees that reduce water runoff into the newly revamped stormwater pond.  We will discuss actions that can reduce runoff from our properties and help to protect our local water ways, such as nearby Shade’s Mills Pond.
Date/Time: Saturday October 13th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Avenue Road Baptist Church (465 Avenue Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 5S4)
Registration: Free (space is limited so reserve your spot)
Light refreshments provided
Presenter: Becca Robinson, RAIN Coach, Reep Green Solutions
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions.  Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR).
She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
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Oct
20
Sat
2018
Waterloo Hands-On Pruning Workshop
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Master Gardeners wants to share their expertise in pruning not by showing but doing! Join us as Master Gardeners help prune the landscape at the KidsAbility Centre in Waterloo.
No experience required, dress appropriately, and bring your gloves and pruners (optional).
For more gardening tips attend our Rockway Gardens Pruning Demo and Tour on October 13th. 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Rockway Centre. More information here or register below.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: KidsAbility Centre (500 Hallmark Dr. Waterloo, ON N2K 3P5)
Registration: $5-10
Agenda
Presentation: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Workshop: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.
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Nov
3
Sat
2018
Prepping Your Home For Winter
Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Home Energy COACH
Before you know it the snow will be falling. Is your home ready for the harsh winter to come? Learn about your options for renovation to make your home more comfortable this winter. There is still time before the snow flies to take care of items that can make your rooms more cozy – get some ideas of what works and what the most cost-effective methods for your home are.
Agenda
Presentation: 1:30 p.m.
Q&A: 2:15 p.m.
Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Phillip Drader, Registered Energy Advisor
Philip Drader is Reep’s Energy Coach and has conducted workshops for homeowners on a wide range of topics to help them make their home more energy efficient, and steering them towards good products and companies.
 
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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.
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)