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WO RKS H OPS
We believe that by acting today, we can leave our children a community that is more resilient, vibrant, caring and sustainable.
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THE MISSION Our mission is to empower the community with the practical tools, knowledge and capacity for action to make sustainable living the norm.
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In the journey to creating and implementing the long-term Climate Action Strategy that will help us meet this target, ClimateActionWR establishes cross-sector dialogue, facilitates collaborative opportunities, and monitors and measures progress towards achieving our community’s GHG emission reduction target.
ClimateActionWR: T H E J O U R N E Y T O 8 0 B Y 5 0
ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations and community members focused on climate change mitigation, and is led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region. In 2018, all eight municipalities across Waterloo Region approved an ambitious 80% reduction target of our community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to be achieved by 2050. With unanimous approval of a 6% GHG emissions reduction target, the first region-wide community Climate Action Plan is created.
“The Climate Collaborative” is launched and receives funding to hire staff.
Our long-term GHG emission reduction target of 80% by 2050 is unanimously approved.
The first region-wide GHG inventory is conducted for the rebranded ClimateActionWR.
Our goal: By 2050, to reduce our community GHGs by 80%!
2019 + BEYOND 2018
2011 Reep Green Solutions, Sustainable Waterloo Region, the Region of Waterloo, and the University of Waterloo conduct a study on a community GHG action plan and reduction target.
We have a particular focus on three sectors that make up the bulk of our emissions: Transportation, Workplaces, and Homes. To address the challenges of each sector, a committee of citizen volunteers from all over our community act as connectors and catalysts for the Climate Action Plan and achieving our community GHG reduction targets.
Our re-inventory shows a 5.2% reduction of GHG emissions since 2010.
The completion of 6% GHG emissions reduction target by 2020 and the development and implementation of the Climate Action Strategy and Climate Action Plan.
Find out more and get involved | climateactionwr.ca
YOUR Reep House for Sustainable Living
This super insulated, water-wise century brick home is located in historic downtown Kitchener. The Reep House for Sustainable Living is a LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. Reep Green Solutions renovated the house in 2010 to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy usage for space and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions to near zero. Learn about how to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient and how to cut carbon emission dramatically by exploring the Reep House today.
G R E E N F E AT U R E S O F T H E 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 • The warmth and beauty of a heritage home To see our virtual tour of the Reep House, visit reepgreen.ca/virtualtour. Would your class, workplace or group like to tour, meet or host your event at the Reep House? Call us at 519 744 9799 x 1
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