Upcoming Events

5th Annual Evening of Recognition

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bingemans Conference Centre, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener (SWR is providing busing)

Contact Email: Lisa.Chapman@sustainablewr.ca

Join us at our 5th Annual Evening of Recognition as we release our 2013 Report and celebrate a shift in sustainability norms across Waterloo Region. Come together with hundreds of business and community leaders, and discover how local organizations’ actions and Regional Carbon Initiative members’ greenhouse gas reduction targets are contributing to this shift.

Admission is complimentary but registration is required. Thanks to Crawford and Company, those considering busing will have access to a shuttle between Charles Street Terminal and Bingemans.

Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Click below for more details.

Speakers include:
Panel Moderator

Blair Feltmate, University of Waterloo Professor Director Sustainability Practice; Chair Climate Change Adaptation Project Canada


Court Desautels, General Manager at Borealis Grille & Bar

Kevin Fergin, Principal and Community Development at Stantec

Lindsay Restagno, Director of Operations at St. Paul’s University College


About Our Events

Sustainable Waterloo Region hosts an event season focused on connecting Regional Carbon Initiative members with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to implement effective GHG reduction 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 a Regional Carbon Initiative event.

Our event season includes:

  • Educational Forums (Quarterly): Provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from subject-matter experts and their peers about successful case studies and inspirational stories, in order to learn cost-effective best practices with respect to reducing GHG emissions.
  • Technical Workshops (Quarterly): Provide attendees with technical information from GHG Services Professionals (engineers, consultants, and energy specialists) in Waterloo Region, with a focus on helping employees responsible for their organization’s GHG reductions implement successful reduction strategies within their organizations.
  • Peer-2-Peer Networking Sessions (Monthly): Co-hosted with Communitech, each Peer-2-Peer Networking Session provides sustainability minded individuals from RCI and Communitech member organizations a forum to discuss green team challenges, share proven approaches, explore opportunities for collaboration, and gain project feedback and advice from peers.
  • Annual Evening of Recognition: At the end of each reporting year within the Regional Carbon Initiative, Sustainable Waterloo Region celebrates the achievements of members by hosting an evening event that is attended by a cross section of people from our community who come together to recognize RCI members’ GHG emission reduction accomplishments. The event also coincides with the release of our year-end report.

All RCI members receive complementary admission passes to events. If members are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are recorded and made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.