It may feel a little crazy to start thinking about your garden already… but we promise, there are plenty of plants you can get started indoors, right now! This will not only help you get a jump start on your garden, but it can also save you a lot of money. It is easy to […]
You’ve probably heard about tiny houses. They have been a bit of an internet sensation, causing many people to dream of a life free of huge mortgages and unnecessary clutter. After all, the option to own your own house for under $100,000 sounds almost too good to be true. So… is it? The short answer […]
So you’re environmentally conscious… you recycle, you turn all the lights off when you leave the house, and you’re getting used to the idea of your kitchen compost. But what other ways can you incorporate green living in your home? There are actually quite a few small changes you can make that will have a […]
Planning your gardens already? Get a rain barrel today!! Spring is the perfect time to think ahead to watering season and how we will keep our flowers and gardens robust and healthy. Why not take the green approach and re-use rain water to meet some of your watering needs this season? This method is environmentally […]
Discover Real Food! Pfennings, at 1209 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg, ON, is all about affordable, REAL food. They offer fresh, certified organic, mostly local fruits, vegetables and groceries. Pfennings also carries a great variety of bulk items, such as grains, flours, beans, nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs. Better still, you can get locally-sourced organic pasture-raised meat, […]
Are you looking for a way to contribute to your community, without too strict of a time commitment? Look no further! Reep Green Solutions is looking for local residents willing to adopt a storm drain and show these lowly fixtures some love.
As the summer draws to a close and leaves start to change colour, it’s time to start considering your indoor garden. Maybe you’ve already begun to experiment with indoor gardening, and you already know exactly what pots you’re going to bring inside and set under south-facing windows or grow lights. However, it may be the […]
If you’re interested in moving, it’s likely that you’ve seen a “walk score” associated with many of the properties you are looking at. However, it may be just as likely that you have glided right past this arbitrary number without paying too much attention. After all, what is a walk score, anyway? The walk score […]
How much should I expect to pay for Hydro and Utilities in Kitchener-Waterloo? How can I keep my bills down? What are the best times to use my appliances, and what times should I avoid? If you have questions about utilities in KW, you’re not alone! Most homeowners prefer to have estimates to go from […]
As of March 2017, the garbage collection rules in Waterloo Region were changed. The updates are largely part of an effort to cut back on household waste and harmful emissions from garbage trucks. The most noticeable changes for residents of Kitchener and Waterloo have been the switch to bi-weekly garbage collection, and collection limits. However, there […]
Understanding lawn watering restrictions in Waterloo Region. When Can I Water My Lawn? During the heat of the summer our lawns often need to be watered. The Region of Waterloo has an outdoor water use by-law that comes into effect when there is a drought or when drinking water storage runs low. Here is a […]
Nobody likes bills. Luckily, in the case of your hydro bill, you may have more control over your charges than you think. Your electricity is actually charged at different rates depending on when you use it. Making an effort to confine your usage to off-peak times can have a drastic effect on your electricity bill. […]
A beautiful garden can add so much to your home. Tulips, pansies, and hyacinth add a pop of colour to your front lawn or backyard, and help fuel dreams of an early spring. Whether you love gardening as a hobby, tend to a prized vegetable garden that yields fresh and crunchy summer salads, or view […]
Environmentally Friendly Light Bulbs! This clever light bulb packs an environmental punch. Plus, Sengled plants a tree for every bulb purchased! Now that’s what we call green. Watch this video to learn more: For more tips and tricks on staying green, check out our green living posts!
Let’s face it- when it comes to the world today, it can be pretty difficult to get by without a car. For some, it is necessary to drive every single day to get to work, pick up kids, or maintain a schedule that takes them all around the city. For others, it is easy to […]