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Apr
1
Wed
2020
Finding a Perfect Match: Right Tree for the Right Place
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 
A tree is an investment that gives back in benefits for decades. Be guided through the considerations for selecting a tree that will thrive. Walk through the steps to help you to find the perfect match for you and your yard.
Join Reep Green Solutions in partnership with the Preston Horticultural Society in helping you find the right tree for the right place.
 
Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00–8:00pm
Location | Allan Reuter Community Centre, 507 King St. E, Cambridge
No registration required for this free event!
 
Speakers:
Patrick Gilbride, Manager of Green Infrastructure Programs at Reep Green Solutions

Sarah van der Stam, Kitchener Master Gardeners

Apr
13
Mon
2020
Rain Smart Yards
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 
As part of the RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods project homeowners received the support of a ‘coach’ to achieve goals for their outdoor space while managing stormwater to benefit the natural surroundings. Be inspired by some of the dramatic before, during and after photos from gardeners who have endeavored to install rain gardens and other rain smart landscape features that create beautiful and natural spaces for people and wildlife.
Join Reep Green Solutions in partnership with the Wilmot Horticultural Society in inspiring you to create a healthier yard for your home.
 
Monday, April 13th, 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Location | Wilmot Recreation Complex
There is no registration required for this free event!
 
Speaker: Becca Robinson, Landscape Designer

During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped property owners make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change. She has led the projects on both residential and civic properties, as well as facilitated workshops that help property owners to develop their own sustainable landscape plans. Becca received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and has practiced in Detroit, Michigan and Edinburgh, Scotland prior to landing in Kitchener. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
 
 
 

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Your Rain Barrels Questions Answered | Reep House for Sustainable Living Tour + Presentation
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come learn about the benefits of rain barrels. We’ll be looking at a few different types of rain harvesting that are on display at the Reep House for Sustainable Living.

This smart-insulated, water-wise century brick home is Reep Green Solution’s LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. 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%.
Saturday, April 25
Rain Barrel Presentation: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Reep House Tour and Open House: 2:30PM – 4:30 PM
REGISTER
 
Check out the green features of Reep House:

Rainwater management (permeable paving, flood resilient yards and cisterns)
Wise water use features and displays indoors
High efficiency heating, ventilation & air conditioning including a ground source heat pump
Insulation options, draft-proofing demonstration and window efficiency display
Energy efficient lighting and appliances
Re-used, re-purposed and sustainable materials

 
Presentation: Brendan Schaefer

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.
 
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)
Photo Notice
By your entry, you consent to the possibility of being included in the footage and to the purposes for which it may be used: to publicize the event taking place in this area and/or to promote Reep Green Solutions. Individual participants will not be identified without their consent. Reep Green Solutions has exclusive rights to and ownership of this multimedia footage. Speak with the staff/volunteers if you would like to opt-out of appearing in photo/video. Contact communications@reepgreen.ca if you have questions or concerns.

May
23
Sat
2020
Your Stormwater Questions Answered | Reep House for Sustainable Living Tour + Presentation
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come learn about the benefits of managing rain where it falls. Learn how to slow it down, soak it up and clean it up in order to increase flood resilience and keep our waterways clear. We’ll be looking at a few different types of stormwater demonstrations that are on display at the Reep House for Sustainable Living.

This smart-insulated, water-wise century brick home is Reep Green Solution’s LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. 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%.
Saturday, May 23
Stormwater Presentation: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Reep House Tour and Open House: 2:30PM – 4:30 PM
REGISTER
 
Check out the green features of Reep House:

Rainwater management (permeable paving, flood resilient yards and cisterns)
Wise water use features and displays indoors
High efficiency heating, ventilation & air conditioning including a ground source heat pump
Insulation options, draft-proofing demonstration and window efficiency display
Energy efficient lighting and appliances
Re-used, re-purposed and sustainable materials

Presentation: Brendan Schaefer

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.

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)
Photo Notice
By your entry, you consent to the possibility of being included in the footage and to the purposes for which it may be used: to publicize the event taking place in this area and/or to promote Reep Green Solutions. Individual participants will not be identified without their consent. Reep Green Solutions has exclusive rights to and ownership of this multimedia footage. Speak with the staff/volunteers if you would like to opt-out of appearing in photo/video. Contact communications@reepgreen.ca if you have questions or concerns.