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"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
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
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
December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

December 8-9 - CanSIA is pleased to have the opportunity once again to bring together the solar and renewable energy industries for Solar Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Join us and take advantage of the unique opportunity to share knowledge, learn of advancements in solar energy policy, and network with colleagues and stakeholders from around the country and the world. REGISTER TODAY! ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14

Germany Added A Lot Of Wind And Solar Power, And Its Electric Grid Became More Reliable

The availability of electricity in Germany was lost only for an average of 15.91 minutes per customer in 2012, according to figures from the Council of European Energy Regulators. That’s far better than the United States ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14

Renewable Energy Storage Gains Critical Mass

A host of U.S. renewable energy storage executives recently gathered here in the Silicon Valley are referring to the rapid expansion of the storage industry by comparing it to the solar power industry six or eight years ago ... MORE added: Oct. 22 14
This week in Clean Energy Review, a European Union study finds renewables cheaper than coal when health costs are accounted for, a West Coast wind-turbine manufacturer goes shopping in Nova Scotia, and private power producers propose another way forward

This week in Clean Energy Review, a European Union study finds renewables cheaper than coal when health costs are accounted for, a West Coast wind-turbine manufacturer goes shopping in Nova Scotia, and private power producers propose another way forward

MARK CARNEY ENDORSES “CARBON BUBBLE”: The former Governor of the Bank of Canada—who’s now heads up the Bank of England—confirmed that the “vast majority of [fossil fuel] reserves are unburnable” if we are to keep global temperature rises within two deg ... MORE added: Oct. 22 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
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
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

Global low-carbon energy system transition could save trillions

With the right policies in place, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars to invest in better economic growth over the next 20 years. That is the conclusion of two reports released today by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) & ... MORE added: Oct. 21 14

U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

There’s a new divestment movement in town. It has not set its sights on universities or pension funds or foundations or churches or Rockefellers. These are the usual targets for divestment campaigns because they (a) have a lot of money and (b) like to th ... MORE added: Oct. 21 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

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

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
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