Reep Green Solutions is proud to announce the much anticipated RAIN Smart Framework for Municipalities! We worked together with Partners for Action to develop a guide for engaging communities on progressive stormwater management. This framework includes ready-to-use templates and resources on how to build a program to engage a residential neighbourhood on lot-level stormwater management. Our work developing the RAIN Smart Neighbourhood Project in the City of Kitchener in Lakeside and Mount Hope neighbourhoods provided us with the real world experience to create this framework. The project ground tested several methods of engagement with homeowners to increase resiliency of stormwater infrastructure on a neighbourhood scale.… Continue Reading RAIN Smart Framework for Municipalities
Dear Friends, Here’s a chance to have your say about the cancellation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade program. The comment period about the cancellation is open for one more week, ending Thursday, October 11. Submit your comments to the Provincial government. Want know more about the impacts of cancelling Cap and Trade? Here’s the report on it from our environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe: https://docs.assets.eco.on.ca/reports/climate-change/2018/Climate-Action-in-Ontario.pdf Check out: – Appendix B, page 210 to learn what the Cap and Trade revenue was used for; – Page 222 in particular and following pages for a summary of the initiatives that were underway. … Continue Reading Have Your Say On The Cap and Trade Cancellation
Sheppard Public School staff, students, and Parent Council are working together with Reep Green Solutions to DEPAVE an underutilized area of tarmac and transform it into a dynamic naturalized play space! On Sunday, October 28 at 10am volunteers from the school and surrounding community will work together to liberate the ground from tarmac and gravel subsurface and install healthier soil and mulch in its place to kick-off the tarmac makeover. BEFORE AFTER Afterwards, we will be working with students and Parent Council to install: Native trees and shrubs to provide shade for students and a buffer between the tarmac… Continue Reading Sheppard School is tearing out pavement to create a shady play space!
Written by Christine Tan After purchasing a raised bungalow home, Daniel Holmes assessed his home and realized a few changes needed to be made in order to improve the home’s energy efficiency. The bungalow has a walkabout basement that goes down to the garage that was very old and outdated and the cold cellar door wasn’t insulated. Knowing that the home required a new furnace to be installed, Daniel did some further research and found out that at least one other improvement needed to be made in the home in order to qualify for the furnace rebate from the Union… Continue Reading Improve Your Home to Save Money and Get Comfy: Home Energy Story
Learn more about Project Neutral and Reep Project Neutral is known for its community-focused, carbon benchmarking and climate action tool. Project Neutral allows anyone to find out their carbon footprint in 5 minutes, based on real local data. Stay tuned for more details on improving your carbon impact in your home and waste! Home Energy 101 Date: | Thursday, November 22 Time | 5:30pm – 7:00pm Diving into Waste 101 Date: | Thursday, December 13 Time | 5:30pm – 7:00pm Note: This is an interactive event and you will need a phone/tablet/computer to participate! Alicia Parkin, Customer Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Reep… Continue Reading Reducing your Carbon Footprint 101: Project Neutral Series
Reep House Series Our resident rain barrel expert, Brendan Schaefer will walk you through the basics of prepping your rain barrels for the winter to come and how they can be beneficial for you. Brendan will help you be sure your rain barrel will sitll help you save on water in the future and not cause problems for your home. Presentation: 1:30 p.m. Q&A: 2:15 p.m. Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Brendan Schaefer has been a RAIN Guide at Reep Green Solutions for many of years with our RAIN program, and was previously a Water Guide with our Well… Continue Reading Winterize your Rain Barrel
The world is changing – and your investments should too. High-carbon investments will fall short in a low-carbon world. Yet, Canadian banks have doubled down in energy infrastructure intended to sustain fossil fuel production decades into the future. We all have a role in achieving the low-carbon transition – start by divesting your money from fossil fuels. Join us in this lively panel discussion event with experts who will teach us how to invest in companies dedicated to promoting sustainability! Agenda Presentation: 1:30 p.m. Q&A: 2:15 p.m. Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Panellists Truuzar Dordi (UW Doctoral Candidate)… Continue Reading Investing in a Greener Future | Panel Discussion