|The Idle Free Team talking to drivers stopped at the Abbot St. Bridge.||Elva Corless, “Grandmother of Recycling” at the Reuse Centre REAL operated from 1990 until 2006.||We love volunteers, but we have paid staff, too! These are staff from the summer of 2011.|
|Sue, the REAL Deal ED; Tracy, Store Manager and Ed, Receiving Volunteer. The REAL Deal Store is open Thurs – Sat 10 – 4.||REAL celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. Yes, we’ve been around since 1989!||Rideau Volunteers and Katimavik touring The Swale by Voyageur Canoe, July 2010.|
|The Central Band of the Canadian Forces performing a benefit concert for REAL.||The Well Aware program teaches rural dwellers about maintaining their wells and septic systems.||REAL has offered a variety of workshops on climate change and energy issues.|
|Performing the blower door test as part of a home energy effiiency audit.||Our first bottle drive ever in July 2010 at The Beer Store raised $600 for our projects.||Our board and volunteers work behind the scenes to plan REAL’s activities.|
Sustainble North Grenville’s 13th Annual Sustainability Fair and Market is set for Sun. Apr. 19 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The event draws 1,000 visitors annually to talk to local vendors and see their electric vehicle display. This year REAL’s Registered Energy Advisor Alan Leonard will be there to answer questions about home energy audits, and our new Sustainability Team will be there to share tips on eco-friendly living.
Pitch In Smiths Falls is an annual community-wide cleanup event. Volunteer to cleanup up a site between Sat. April 25 and Sat. May 9.
Get your garden off to a good start! Purchase a a recycled food grade, 220 L grey or terracotta barrel for $55. Set it up under a downspout to conserve water and treat your plants! Rain barrels should be preordered online a week in advance. Mushroom compost is being made available in partnership with Trinity […]
Bea Johnson, a leading spokesperson for the zero-waste lifestyle, will relate her personal waste reduction journey and provide practical solutions to living simply and reducing waste.
You won’t want to miss our annual Local Foods Dinner, Sat. Oct. 17, 2020 at the Smiths Falls Legion. Chef Joanne Edwards will be cooking up a fabulous feast, and we’ll have lots to bid on in our silent auction. Tickets on sale approx. Sept. 1.