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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
Thurs, October 23, 2014, documentary DO THE MATH brought to you by CREW and Divest Waterloo - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open at 6:30 p.m.) in the newly renovated Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N. - part of MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE

Thurs, October 23, 2014, documentary DO THE MATH brought to you by CREW and Divest Waterloo - 7:00 p.m. (doors & displays open at 6:30 p.m.) in the newly renovated Kitchener Public Library Main Branch, Queen St. N. - part of MOVIES WITH A MESSAGE

DO THE MATH chronicles 'America's leading environmentalist' Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry & the daunting math of the climate crisis - w/Jason Thistlethwaite, UW Dir. of the Climate Change Adaptation Project ... MORE added: Jul. 03 14

Top US Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy

What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers? These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy. ... MORE added: Oct. 18 14

This German Energy Expert Says Canada is Perfect for a Clean Energy Transition

German clean energy policy expert Dr. David Jacobs paid Canada a visit this week to dispel a few myths about the Energiewende. While addressing potential downsides, Jacobs talked about the lessons N. American countries can take from Germany’s push toward ... MORE added: Oct. 19 14

New Maps Reveal B.C. Has Enough Geothermal Potential to Power Entire Province

At a time when B.C.’s politicians are considering flooding the Peace Valley for the Site C hydroelectric dam, a new project by the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association says the province could be sitting on a figurative gold mine of power with low enviro ... MORE added: Oct. 20 14

This proposed pipeline would be even bigger than Keystone XL

Meet Energy East: It will be 2,858-miles long, putting it right up there with some of the longest pipelines in the world. It would pump about a third more crude than Keystone XL was intended to. It’ll be bigger than the Druzhba pipeline,which carries oil ... MORE added: Oct. 20 14
Commissioner's report shows Canada must do more for environment

Commissioner's report shows Canada must do more for environment

Canadians expect to have our environment protected, and to know how it's being protected. A report from Canada's Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development shows we're being short-changed. ... MORE added: Oct. 20 14

Canadian Solar to ship 146.4 MWp of PV modules to Honduras

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced that it executed a sales contract to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules to two utiliy scale projects totaling 146.4 MWp in Honduras. ... MORE added: Oct. 16 14
Enough excuses – it’s time for Premier Wynne to take the bull by the horns - you gotta read this

Enough excuses – it’s time for Premier Wynne to take the bull by the horns - you gotta read this

Ontario cannot import low-cost water power from Quebec to replace more costly power from a re-built Darlington Nuclear Station if Darlington continues to operate. That's the bizarre conclusion of a report issued Tuesday by Ontario’s Electricity operator ... MORE added: Oct. 16 14

Seven reasons Alberta doesn’t need more oilsands pipelines

There was an interesting article in the Calgary Herald the other day, headlined, "Surging sales belie mythical oil access story." The bottom line is that Albertans needn't accept the simplistic "gotta build more pipelines" narrative spun by the oilpatch ... MORE added: Oct. 15 14

Car batteries may soon last 1,000 years thanks to pine and alfalfa

A group of Swedish researchers just discovered an unconventional way to give new life to rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries: with pine resin and alfalfa seeds. ... MORE added: Oct. 15 14

New Tesla Another Milestone for Visionary Elon Musk - Autopilot and buy back program announced.

Did you see the new Tesla? It has autopilot that can park the car in your garage for you, with you out of the car. It observes speed limits and curves, puts a defensive cocoon of sensors around you to avoid incoming obstacles, switches lanes automaticall ... MORE added: Oct. 16 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

An Interview with Bill Clinton about Energy’s Tipping Point

Clinton said that we are on the verge of a major economic shift in energy, which he likened to the cell phone’s displacement of the land-line phone. Based purely on economics, renewable energy can become the default choice. But we must adjust our 100-yr ... MORE added: Oct. 14 14

This Amish paradise goes beyond organic farming

Amish farmers could teach us a thing or two about agriculture. Lesson No. 1: You can smell the difference between healthy plants and unhealthy ones. ... MORE added: Oct. 14 14

Lessons from the Cell Phone Phenomenon: How Microgrids Can Power Developing Countries

Microgrids can help developing countries leapfrog into a new energy paradigm. ... MORE added: Oct. 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
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
This week in Clean Energy Review, Canada's environment commissioner hands Ottawa an underwhelming climate report card, we send a photographer inside an Ontario wind-turbine blade plant, & Albertans evidently prefer a little less conversation,more action.

This week in Clean Energy Review, Canada's environment commissioner hands Ottawa an underwhelming climate report card, we send a photographer inside an Ontario wind-turbine blade plant, & Albertans evidently prefer a little less conversation,more action.

IT’S POSSIBLE: After examining eight jurisdictions around the globe that are working towards 100 percent renewables, the World Future Council concluded that achieving such an ambitious goal is affordable and achievable with today’s technologies. ... MORE added: Oct. 14 14

Companies may be on hook for cost of climate change: study

A new study suggests advances in climate change science could be creating a huge legal liability for major Canadian energy companies. ... MORE added: Oct. 14 14