Organics Origami!

Howdy folks! As we’re out and about this summer, the RTJ crew is offering up free Green Bin liners to those who have pledged to take action and start using their green bin! However, we also know that the liners can be expensive. Ever wanted to find a cheaper way to wrap up all your organics? Don’t worry! Don’t fear! ORGANICS ORIGAMI is here!  Thanks to a smart cookie at the Region of Waterloo, there’s a way to fold old newspaper... Read More

The Green Bin Brigade Begins!

That’s right folks! We’re all trained on the mean green composting machine known as the Green Bin, so the project has now begun! We had a launch party yesterday in Waterloo Town Square to kick off the campaign. We had some great attendees including our friends at the Region of Waterloo Waste Management Division, media from the Waterloo Record, and even Mayor Brenda Halloran came to say a few words! Check out front page article in the Record... Read More

PV Solar Panel Project Complete!

On May 22nd, school board officials, project supporters, students and RTJers came out to celebrate the completion of another successful RTJ project !  Read More


Hey everyone, Reduce the Juice usually shares fun stories or what’s going on during the project, but this time it’s serious. There’s a Mega Quarry being proposed in an area near and dear to RTJ’s heart, as it’s just north of Shelburne, RTJ’s birthplace. Here’s the deal on the Quarry. Brace yourself for this. The Highland Companies, backed by The Baupost Group, a Boston based hedge fund, has made application... Read More

Humidity and storm clouds don’t scare us!

The team with the famous Waterloo Mexican sausage man We’ve had a hot a sticky couple of days and the clouds seem to be growing darker, but it’s held off so far. Fingers crossed! Knock on wood! Yesterday we talked to lots of students in Waterloo’s famous University Plaza. Initially, they thought we were looking for money (something that students never have much of), then when we explained what we were “selling” they... Read More

Visit us at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market this Saturday!

We’re back at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market again this Saturday, July 31. This time, we’ll be outside the Market on King Street with our renewable energy trailer – you can’t miss us! Come talk to us about how you can participate in the RTJ campaign this summer, check out how renewable energy works and even try a FREE solar-powered snow cone! Fresh local food plus free snow cones? Who can resist?! See you on Saturday!  Read More

We’re up and running!

Here we go again! Our new team of students have gone through the RTJ training and are now official students campaigners. Take a look at the pictures from training week to see all the neat stuff we did. The students got to hear about transportation planning, bicycle maintenance and safety, climate change and air quality, water conservation/treatment at  a historic Waterloo pump house, and energy efficiency in the home which included going on a energy-audit... Read More

Public Works Yard Community Open House

Title: Public Works Yard Community Open HouseLocation: Waterloo Public Works Yard, Lexington CourtDescription: Come out and learn about all of the different jobs that city workers do to keep our city running smoothly! Reduce the Juice will be there to spread the message of energy conservation too!Start Time: 10:00Date: 2010-06-12End Time: 16:00  Read More

Reduce the Juice is looking for Student Campaigners!

Would you like to join the RTJ team? We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic students for the summer. Click here to learn more!  Read More

Kicking off Bike Month in Toronto

Sara and Michelle (RTJ Team Leaders Extraordinaire) made a trip to Toronto to participate in the festivities kicking off bike month broadcasted by CBC Radio One in the heart of downtown. We celebrated pedal power, talked about cyclist issues, and even met CBC’s Metro Morning host and avid cyclist Matt Galloway! Sara and Michelle with CBC Radio's Metro Morning host Matt Galloway  Read More