Kitchener looks to beat the freeze with workshop

January 10, 2017 by  

Winter ice and snow is a fact of life for many Canadian communities, and a workshop that will be held in Kitchener will give people knowledge they can use to make keeping driveways and walkways clear as environmentally friendly as possible.

Colleen Brown, who is employed by The Region of Waterloo as the coordinator for its source water protection programs, will be the guest speaker for the occasion. She will be outlining how the public can deal with ice and snow while minimizing the use of salt and other deicing agents, as these can be harmful to water supplies and the environment.

Following the presentation, there will be time for a question and answer session, and people are encouraged to take a tour of the REEP House for Sustainable Living, which will be hosting an open house. They can browse through the facility and get inspiration for how they can engage in sustainable practices in their everyday lives. Brochures can be prepared for an event like this that will give those who come out more information about ‘green’ living and how they can incorporate these practices in their own home.

The information session will be held on February 11 from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm at the REEP House for Sustainable Living, which is located at 20 Mill Street in Kitchener. There is no charge to participate, and everyone is encouraged to attend.