Sustainable Waterloo Region is pleased to list events happening throughout the Waterloo Region that are focused on environmental awareness and solutions.
To have your event added please contact Megan Backos for consideration.
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Location: The Sanctuary in the Student Life Centre, Main Campus, 299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener On, N2G4M4
Contact Name: Jana Vodicka
Contact Email: Jvodicka@conestogac.on.ca
Solid waste is the most visible by-product of human civilization. It is by its nature a problem of urbanization. The rate of increase in solid waste is growing worldwide, at nearly 4 million tons each day, or 5 thousand kilometers of garbage trucks each day (Daniel Hoornweg, 2013). Where is it all coming from? What to do with all of it? How can we reduce it? Let’s find out what we can do at the individual level in Waterloo Region.
1. Registration, Popcorn, Beverage and Seating – 5:30-6:00
2. Film Screening of The Clean Bin Project – 6:00 start sharp -7:15
3. Break - 7:15-7:30
4. Panel Discussion - 7:30-8:15
5. Question and Answer Open Discussion – 8:15-8:30
Register online today at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FutureOfWaste
Location: Senate and Board Chamber, Wilfrid Laurier University
Contact Name: Claire Bennett
Contact Email: email@example.com
Lecture and Book Signing by Tom Rand
It is clear to anyone who counts carbon levels and reads the business pages that - despite good intentions - our global economy is on a collision course with extreme climate change. Even the highly conservative International Energy Agency recently confirmed business-as-usual gets us to nearly 6° C of warming this century. Yet we remain paralyzed. Why?
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Location: Bingemans – Ballroom A, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON
Contact Name: Jeff Quint
Contact Email: JQuint@wnhydro.com
Join us Wednesday, March 5th for a free breakfast and learn more about how electricity is delivered across Ontario. Hear from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) on topics including global adjustment and energy conservation’s role in Ontario’s electricity supply mix moving forward.
TOPICS WE WILL COVER INCLUDE:
• The changing supply mix in Ontario
• Global adjustment – what it is and why it varies
• The integration of renewables and how it impacts the system
• Market evolution – the role of the consumer and Demand Response
Please share this invitation with members of your team, as energy management takes a team to succeed so please send this invitation along and encourage those that you feel would benefit within your organization. Please find attached the invitation containing all the details on the event and how your organization can attend.
Please register to attend below.
Where: Bingemans – Ballroom A, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON
When: Wednesday March 5th, 2014
Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
7:30 – 8:00 Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome, Introduction, and Overview
8:10 – 8:50 Ryan King, Market Relations, IESO
8:50 – 9:00 Demand Response Overview
9:00 – 9:05 Event Wrap Up
Location: RCH 302, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Contact Name: Christine Indrigo
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WISE will host a special screening of Pandora’s Promise 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday March 11, 2014 in RCH 302 at the University of Waterloo.
There will be a short introduction by Dr. Peter Poruks, Ph.D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs, the Canadian Nuclear Association, who will also be available for questions following the screening.
This screening is open to all students and the public.
Impact Partners, in association with Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, presents PANDORA’S PROMISE, the groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty. In his controversial new film, Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, PANDORA’S PROMISE is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.
Location: Region of Waterloo-Wide
Contact Name: Mathew Thijssen
Contact Email: email@example.com
February 24th - 28th
Did you know that about 14% of Waterloo Region already carpools to work? Carpooling is a fun, convenient, flexible, and sustainable way of commuting to work. To celebrate, join TravelWise for Carpool Week. Fill up those empty seats in your car from February 24th-28th and make some new friends!
Here’s how you can participate:
Share your carpool story – If you carpool already, tell us your story and you could win a Future Shop gift card, Coffee Culture gift card, or a free gas card to power your carpool!
Find a carpool partner – If you’d like to try it out, our free online tool can help you find carpool partners at or near your workplace. Customize your trip, preferences, and schedule to find your perfect match!
Share the facts – We’ve developed an infographic with fun facts on carpooling that we’d love you to share!
Visit http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/travelwiseevents for more information and to participate.