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Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment

What's the fastest-growing sector in Canada's economy? Given what you hear from politicians and the media, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the resource industry, especially extraction and export of fossil fuels like oil sands bitumen and liquefied na ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14
Wednesday October 29 - Fall workshops at REEP starting with - BUYING A HOME? TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener - Also REEP House Open every Saturday - 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 29 - Fall workshops at REEP starting with - BUYING A HOME? TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW - REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener - Also REEP House Open every Saturday - 12:00-4:00 p.m.

followed by, BETTER BASEMENT RENOVATIONS - Wednesday, November 12, 2014; Time: 7-9pm; KITCHEN AND BATHROOM SPACES - Wednesday November 26, 2014, 7 to 9 pm ... MORE added: Sep. 15 14
The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS is Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CREW has been joining up with members of KW GREEN DRINKS - ongoing, the first Tuesday of each month - Please JOIN US - 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Barley Works, Huether Hotel, Waterloo, and get caught up on the latest discussions ... MORE added: Oct. 14 14
GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

GREEN Home FOR SALE by CREW member - Waterloo - beautiful bungalow suitable for young family or retiring couple - move in ready - centrally located in highly desirable community - CHECK IT OUT!

There is 1.3kw (kilowatt) Solar PV array with a microFit contract with Waterloo North Hydro. The contract is for 20 years that started in 2010. The contract is valued at about $1000 generation revenue per year and is fully assignable to the new owners wit ... MORE added: Oct. 20 14
Tuesday November 4,Celebrating Community Action - REEP’s 15 Years -  7 pm to 9 pm, Victoria Park Pavilion 80 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener

Tuesday November 4,Celebrating Community Action - REEP’s 15 Years - 7 pm to 9 pm, Victoria Park Pavilion 80 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener

You’re invited! Join us as we give awards to residents and businesses that are helping to make Waterloo Region more sustainable through their energy and stormwater achievements. Please RSVP by Fri, Oct 24th ... MORE added: Oct. 21 14
Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - RISE of the ECO-WARRIORS - Landmark Cinemas
135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener
$12 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID - a Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) presentation

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. - RISE of the ECO-WARRIORS - Landmark Cinemas 135 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener $12 Adults, $10 Students with valid ID - a Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) presentation

A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Part of Movies with a Message - www.ecofilmswr.ca ... MORE added: Oct. 08 14
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5-6p.m. - The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is hosting their Public Lecture Series with their next speaker featuring Graham Campbell, the President of Energy Council of Canada.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5-6p.m. - The Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is hosting their Public Lecture Series with their next speaker featuring Graham Campbell, the President of Energy Council of Canada.

The FREE lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 5th from 5-6pm. The lecture session will be on the “Transformations Across the Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future”. Details & to REGISTER ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, & in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the U.S. are beginning to witness how the traditional electric grid is trans ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14

The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices

The green revolution &, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea cha ... MORE added: Oct. 24 14

New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy

The results were overwhelming: Nearly 8 in 10 New Yorkers support the moratorium, and support crosses geographical, ideological and racial divides. At the same time, respondents showed tremendous support for renewable energy. ... MORE added: Oct. 23 14

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct - US

By now, most people are aware that solar power — particularly distributed solar power, in the form of rooftop panels — poses a threat to power utilities. And utilities are fighting back, attempting to impose additional fees and restrictions on solar cust ... MORE added: Oct. 23 14
CREW P$N - Learn how to SAVE up to 25% & more ON YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region

CREW P$N - Learn how to SAVE up to 25% & more ON YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region

Learn how to save big on your electricity bill. CREW Power $aving Network (tP$N) electricity self-audit kits are available for borrowing FREE at libraries across Waterloo Region. Contact your local library to reserve. ... MORE added: Mar. 18 13

Sign up for saveONenergy PEAKSAVER PLUS and save! FREE!

There are many small changes you can make to save energy at home. SIGN UP for the saveONenergy Peaksaver PLUS program and receive a FREE thermostat and energy display. ... MORE added: Feb. 20 14
RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

RUSH HOUR REWARDS - Get $200 off a NEST Learning Thermostat

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro has teamed up with NEST to help you save energy, and earn $200 by signing up for the Nest Rush Hour Rewards program. ... MORE added: Aug. 20 14

Will South Florida be the shortest-lived state in the union?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates sea-level rise to be between 1.7 and 3.2 feet before 2100, climate scientists have actually estimated the figures to be closer to 2.3 to 4 feet — and 6.5 to 9.8 feet by the year 2300. Bad news! ... MORE added: Oct. 23 14

"What we are saying is that burying radioactive nuclear waste that remains radioactive and lethal for 100,000 years right beside the drinking water of 40 million people defies common sense...Beverly Fernandez, Stop the Great Lakes Nuclear Dump spokespers

Rudolph the Red Hot Reindeer? Arctic Animals Are Becoming More Radioactive Researchers in Norway have detected a spike of Cesium-137 in reindeer as warmer temperatures spawn more irradiated vegetation. Scientists believe it is fallout from Chernobyl ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14

Technology has blindsided oil states - i.e. U.S. fracking, and for the future, 'it would be entirely appropriate to celebrate the news that other new technologies may open up a better escape route from fossil fuels.'

American production has almost doubled in the past five years thanks to the new drilling technologies, and the U.S. overtook Russia last year to become the world's largest producer of oil and gas combined. (Saudi Arabia comes a distant third.) ... MORE added: Oct. 23 14

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on Renewable Energy (Especially Wind and Solar Energy)

This document has been prepared to offer a consolidated list of the most common questions we have received about renewable energy, and to provide reference information to other clarifying resources where appropriate. We trust that you will find this usef ... MORE added: Mar. 18 13
Wednesday, November 19 7PM Refugees of the Blue Planet - REEP House,20 Mill St., Kitchener - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP.

Wednesday, November 19 7PM Refugees of the Blue Planet - REEP House,20 Mill St., Kitchener - Presented by TransitionKW and REEP.

The Refugees of the Blue Planet sheds light on the little-known plight of environmental refugees. Part of Movies with a Message - www.ecofilms.ca ... MORE added: Oct. 08 14
Thurs., November 27, 2014, doc. QUIETLY INTO DISASTER  brought to you by CREW & the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open 6:30 p.m.) - Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) 23 Water St. N. Kitchener - ecofilmswr.ca

Thurs., November 27, 2014, doc. QUIETLY INTO DISASTER brought to you by CREW & the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open 6:30 p.m.) - Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican) 23 Water St. N. Kitchener - ecofilmswr.ca

Doc deals with facts & topics concerning nuclear fission: damages done to health & environment, nuclear waste & politics, renewable energies, reactor safety, the serious implications of a nuclear accident & the public resistance. Intro & discussion OCAA ... MORE added: Oct. 02 14