Community Events

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 Taginder Clair for consideration.

* The sponsors shown on the right are affiliated with RCI events only, and do not necessarily endorse any of the Community Events shown on this page.

REFOCUS – Certification Workshop & Educational Program

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Paul Martin Centre, Wilfred Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON

Refocus is an innovative educational program that teaches how an organization's commitment to sustainability can actually strengthen the bottom line. Refocus delivers a comprehensive roadmap for building the capacity an organization needs to maximize the benefits of pursuing sustainability; not at a point in time but on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about the REFOCUS, click here. To learn more or to register for the event, click here.

Climate Change: Why it Matters to You

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Time: 07:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Kitchener Public Library

The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, invites you to a public lecture discussing Climate Change with three leading researchers. As the local and global conversations on the topic continue to expand, these experts will explore the basic science of climate change, its implications for society, and the progress made to date on one of the largest challenges of our time



Professor Maria Strack        Professor Blair Feltmate      Professor Ian Rowlands
University of Waterloo          University of Waterloo          University of Waterloo
Professor                                Professor                                Professor

If you are interested in going, please click here to register

Stop Funding Climate Change: Exploring Fossil Free Investing

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Time: Doors Open @ 5:00 pm

Location: 85 Queen St. N., Kitchener

This event has evolved as a result of discussions with faith groups and broader audiences about institutional divestment from fossil fuels, and the discovery that many individuals are also interested in learning how they can personally divest. It seems that more and more, as people consider the global impact of climate change and the recognition that carbon emissions are the primary driver of global warming, they are seeking ways to remove or reduce their financial support for the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in solutions that will help hasten the shift to low-carbon technologies.

In support of this, Divest Waterloo and Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW) are bringing together a panel of experts to discuss:

  • the carbon risk facing traditional investment funds
  • strategies to develop a fossil free portfolio
  • opportunities to invest in local renewable energy projects

Divest Waterloo exists to create and support fossil fuel divestment campaigns in faith communities, university campuses and foundations across Waterloo Region as a way to raise awareness and political support for our urgent need to transition to a low carbon economy.

The attached poster provides information about this event, which will be held on Thursday March 5th at Kitchener Public Library – Central Branch. Additional information about the speakers for the evening is available on the Divest Waterloo Events page. There is also an event on Facebook to create awareness through social media.

The evening promises to be both informative and entertaining.

Kitchen and Bathroom Spaces

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener

Make the Most of Your Functional Spaces: A great kitchen or bathroom space has a good layout, is designed to be durable and minimizes energy and water waste.

The kitchen and bathroom are the place of much activity in a home, from socializing to retreating and personal care. Join Trent Bauman of Menno Martin Contractor in a discussion on you can make your space fully functional, choose appliances and details that you will enjoy, and minimize water and energy waste in your home.

Speaker: Trent Bauman, Co-Owner Menno S. Martin Contractor

Date: Wednesday November 26, 2014, 7 to 9 pm
Location: REEP House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street, Kitchener
Registration fee: $25; Student and seniors: $15

Presented in partnership with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Menno S. Martin Contractor Limited