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April 4, 2014
Art and function in Kachelöfen Highly efficient sources of energy, Kachelöfens are constructed of hollow-brick, ceramic tiles, held together with mortar. On display at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery through June 22nd

February 12, 2014
University of Waterloo Profiles REEP's Executive Director
From a career in TV to the environment. The backstory of REEP's Mary Jane Patterson.

February 12, 2014
ClimateActionWR Profile
The story behind the partnership that has transformed climate policy in Waterloo Region.

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Better Basement Renovations Workshop, May 14, 7pm at 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Preparing for the Storm workshop

Upcoming Events

Better Basement Renovations

Wednesday May 14, 7 pm to 9 pm
REEP House, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Join Graham Whiting, LEED accredited architect for an interactive workshop on good basement design.
(Registration required)

Preparing for the Storm:
Gorgeous Gardens, Dry Basements, Healthy Rivers

Wednesday May 21, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
REEP House, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Join certified RAIN Home Visit Guide, Brendan Schaefer for a step-by-step tour of REEP House for Sustainable Living where you will learn to guard against water damage and simultaneously beautify your home. (Registration required)

Saturday Open House at REEP House

Drop in between 10 am and 2 pm at 20 Mill St., Kitchener

Free Wednesday Night Tours at REEP House

6:30 pm every other week at 20 Mill St., Kitchener (Registration Required)

Sustainable Waterloo Region:
5th Annual Evening of Recognition

Thursday, April 24, 5 pm to 7 pm
Marshall Hall, Bingemans Conference Centre,
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
Come and celebrate how local organizations’ actions are contributing to a shift in sustainability norms across Waterloo Region. (Registration required)

TransitionKW Movie Night: In Transition 2.0

Wednesday April 23, 7 pm to 9 pm
WALTERFEDY, 675 Queen Street South, Kitchener
Free film screening, engaging discussion and an introduction to the Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. (Registration required)

Waterloo Region Fundraising Rain Barrel BLITZ

Saturday April 26
Various locations around Waterloo Region
Purchase a rain barrel and support the local community organization of your choice. Orders must be placed in advance online

RAIN Home Visit
Union Gas Reno Rebate
Well Aware: Free Water Protection Vistis for well and septic owners
Climate Action Plan is Online
Home Assistance Program for Tenants and Homeowners

Our Core Funders make our programs possible

Home Energy Evaluation Partners

Logos of REEP's local funders: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, The City of Kitchener, The Corporation of the City of Cambridge, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, Waterloo North Hydro, Kitchener Utilities Community-owned for over 100 years

Our Founding Partners

Logos of REEP's founding partners: The University of Waterloo and the Elora Centre for Environmental Excellence

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