Take-away the waste

When trying to reduce waste, one of the hardest things to give up is convenience foods. Tetra Paks, the dreaded black plastic, styrofoam, and so much cellophane stand between the consumer and a quick, convenient meal. Even at many fast food and carry-out places, there’s single use cutlery, condiments, and containers to contend with. Recently, Read more about Take-away the waste[…]

Students Share Creative Talents with the Guelph Tool Library

The Guelph Tool Library has had a unique relationship with the Marketing Students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute since before we opened.  Students and teachers have shared their time and talent to help us create some funny, interesting, and curious promotions over the years. Our most recent endeavor was to create commercials for some Read more about Students Share Creative Talents with the Guelph Tool Library[…]

Zero Waste Holiday Guide

At this time of year, it can be hard to stay focused on waste reduction and making sustainable choices. Our time and wallets are stretched thin, and our desires can often outweigh our needs. In October, we already covered many ways to entertain while keeping zero-waste practices in mind, and you can refresh your memory Read more about Zero Waste Holiday Guide[…]


  Transition Guelph project seeking funding for new “Creator Kits” to help bring unique ideas to life   Launched in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, we are  looking to raise $2,500 in order to add a series of specialty kits to our inventory. These kits will allow users to carry out special interest projects such as Read more about GUELPH TOOL LIBRARY LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN[…]

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[…]