Upcoming Events

Creating Action! Engaging Community. Building Momentum

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: THEMUSEUM, 10 King St. W., Kitchener, ON

Hear from Action Plan stakeholders across the community and learn how the Climate Action Plan has directly impacted their sustainability story. Connect with community members, network, and walk away with an understanding of what the Action Plan means for our future.

With project funding in place, it’s time for us to reconnect and gain momentum towards achieving the 6% Region-wide emission reduction target set out in A Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region.

Who Should Attend:

  • Community decision makers and drivers of action who are interested in learning about, connecting with, or becoming involved in the local action facilitated through A Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region.
  • Community members who would like to gain a better understanding of the purpose and impact potential of the Climate Action Plan.
  • Creative thinkers who would like to connect with Climate Action Plan stakeholders to help advance their local GHG reduction initiative or idea.

What to Expect:

  • Through a series of speakers, learn how the Climate Action Plan is acting as a catalyst for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in our Region and gain a better understanding of its role of the Climate Action Plan and progression since local municipal and regional council endorsement
  • Connect with individuals in the local sustainability network and spark discussion on actions and opportunities contributing to the Region-wide reduction target.
  • Light refreshments and cash bar

Moving Employees

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Time: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge, ON, N1R 8S1

Contact Name: Mat Thijssen

Contact Email: mathew.thijssen@sustainablewr.ca

Healthy & Sustainable Transportation Options for Workplaces in Waterloo Region
Are you looking for ways to encourage healthy and sustainable commuting for your staff? Do you have a parking shortage or workplace wellness program? In collaboration with Region of Waterloo Project Health, TravelWise, and Sustainable Waterloo Region, this event will showcase how our local transportation infrastructure and patterns are changing, and how organizations can benefit.

Who Should Attend:

  • Representatives from local organizations who are interested in launching healthy and sustainable commuting programs for staff.
  • Representatives from local organizations who already promote healthy and sustainable commuting options for staff and would like to learn from peers.

What to Expect:

  • Learn how healthy and sustainable transportation is changing across Waterloo Region, with a presentation from the Region of Waterloo.
  • Receive information on how your organization can benefit from these changes, and programs and services available to assist.
  • Discover how other organizations are already doing it, with a facilitated panel discussion.
  • Light breakfast from 8:30 – 9:00 am


Please note that this event is not sponsored by the organizations listed to the right.

Peer Learning Session: Manufacturing

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Member Only

Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: 71 Ann Street, Kitchener



6th Annual Evening of Recognition

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar to join us in celebrating the sustainability-focused actions of local organizations! Further details to come early 2015.

About our Events

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) hosts an event season focused on connecting our program members, and local organizations with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to implement effective sustainability strategies. Our events provide the unique networks, direction, and inspiration for building environmental sustainability into an organization’s culture.

We welcome anyone interested in making advancements towards more sustainable operations to attend events that are not specified as member only.

Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) members receive complementary admission passes to events. If they are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.