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Help people live sustainably

REEP Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. Our current focus is on addressing climate change through residential energy efficiency and storm water management. We are also active in water conservation and waste reduction.

We help people live sustainably through individualized advice for homes, making connections to other sources of help, and the programs at our demonstration site, the REEP House for Sustainable Living.

We primarily serve Waterloo Region and but we offer select services such as home energy evaluations across southwestern Ontario.

Examples of our charitable work include:

Sharing knowledge on how to live sustainably

We empower people with information, resources and skills to help them live more sustainably. We do so through events such as our Sustainable Living Speakers Series and other events at REEP House, awareness campaigns such as the Zero Waste Waterloo Region Challenge and via our blog, social media and e-news.

Your gift helps us to reach as many people as possible through our outreach work.

REEP House for Sustainable Living

REEP House is an excellent example of what is possible when the community rallies together to create a living resource that is continually making an impact. This fall alone, it has been visited more than 300 times including day long open houses for Doors Open Waterloo Region, Green Energy Doors Open and the Ontario Natural Building Tour. Based on the conversations we have with people when they visit, they are leaving and taking action such as the participants of recent workshops on draft proofing or creating a healthier yard.

Your gift helps us be able to make this model home for sustainable living available to Waterloo Region residents.

Home Energy Coach: Helping people live in sustainable homes

We want to expand the Home Energy Coach service to benefit more homeowners and contribute to a greater reduction of GHG emissions by local homes. According to research by ClimateActionWR, 22% of our local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are from our homes. By expanding the reach of the Home Energy Coach, we can help our homes to contribute to our local goal of a 6% reduction of GHG emissions from Waterloo Region’s 2010 levels.

Your gift can make it possible for us to offer the Home Energy Coach’s expertise for free through workshops, presentations in the community and hopefully by offering free individual or group consultations.