Zero Waste Living – What works for you?

Growing up, I am sure many of us heard “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” on repeat. These days, it seems there are 5 or more “R’s” to put in to practice when it comes to living zero waste. Zero Waste Home author Bea Johnson has been sharing her ideas regarding waste reduction for over a decade. She carries Read more about Zero Waste Living – What works for you?[…]

Zero Waste Entertaining

As we enter a long and potentially hectic Holiday season, it can be easy to get carried away with convenience foods, excessive decorations, and elaborate gifts. Approaching this time of year from a zero-waste perspective can have a huge impact on your personal footprint (and your budget!) Most of us love festive holiday decor, but Read more about Zero Waste Entertaining[…]

Simple Swaps September

As the new sustainability programming coordinator at the Guelph Tool Library, I feel it is extra important that I spend this year demonstrating my “sustainability accountability”. This blog will act as a diary of sorts, where I will check in with my successes and my shortcomings when it comes to incorporating techniques for waste reduction Read more about Simple Swaps September[…]

Toolbox Drive for New Immigrants

Our friends at Immigrant Service Guelph-Wellington approached us about using our space to teach a course on Home Maintenance and to use our tools for some hands on demonstrations. We were happy to help them out and the classes started in early September. The class is teaching newcomers to Canada about what type of tools Read more about Toolbox Drive for New Immigrants[…]

IKEA Commercial Reflects Changing Ideas

At the Guelph Tool Library and Repair Café Guelph, we are often telling our story and how concerned we are about the “throw away” mindset that is constantly advertised.  So, we were delighted to see the new IKEA Commercial that takes a positive spin on recycling. Spike Jones directed the famous and funny Ikea Lamp Read more about IKEA Commercial Reflects Changing Ideas[…]

Big news at the Guelph Tool Library

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan, Author   As we enter a new season in 2018, the Guelph Tool Library is also entering a new season itself. As we grow, we have acquired a strong team of coordinators and volunteers. With that team Read more about Big news at the Guelph Tool Library[…]