Upcoming Events

Untapped Sustainability Resources

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Workshop

Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Waterloo Inn, 475 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z5

Is your organization struggling with time or money when it comes to sustainability?

Join us to learn from professionals about possibly unknown sustainability support resources that are available in the community and current financial incentives that exist to assist your organization.

Topics and speakers include:

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 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from local organizations who are interested in saving money and time when it comes to their sustainability projects and initiatives
  • Representative from local organizations who seek to become more knowledgeable about local and provincial incentives available

 What to Expect

  • Overview presentations from speakers
  • Opportunity to attend two workshop – style sessions where a speaker will expand on their presentation and provide you with opportunities to ask questions and apply their information to your organization (you will be prompted to select two a couple weeks prior to the event)
  • Hot breakfast

Peer Learning Session: Reflecting on 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Member Only

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Wilfrid Laurier University

Join other SWR program member organizations to discuss your 2014 sustainability journeys, including highlights and challenges, while also considering dreams and next steps for 2015.


 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with a small group of peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share the highlights and challenges your organization encountered on its 2014 sustainability journey and hear those of other organizations
  • An opportunity to discuss with others dreams and plans for environmental sustainability at your organizations in 2015
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

 

Peer Learning Session: Manufacturing

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Member Only

Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: 71 Ann Street, Kitchener

Join other manufacturer SWR program member organizations to share current challenges, innovative solutions, and next steps at this small discussion-based session.


 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations that are manufacturers

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share the challenges your organization is facing regarding reducing its environmental impact
  • An opportunity to help others through sharing the progress your organization has made in reducing its environmental impact
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

Peer Learning Session: Sustainability Beyond Carbon

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Member Only

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: CIGI

Join other SWR program member organizations to share your experiences or interests in exploring environmental sustainability beyond carbon reductions at this small discussion-based session.


 Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share interesting ideas your organization has had and challenges you have experienced while addressing environmental sustainability beyond carbon
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

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.