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 Mariah Smith for consideration.

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From Agreement to Action on Climate Change: Reflections after the COP22 UN Climate Summit

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Location: St.Paul's Alumni Hall

It has been one year since the countries of the world agreed, for the first time, to act collectively on climate change. Since then, focus has turned to questions of implementation. How can the Paris Agreement successfully be put into action at the global scale, in our country, and in our communities? Are current actions ‘good enough’ to get us to the goal of limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century?

Join us for a panel discussion to hear reflections from policy experts and students who were at COP22 in Morocco earlier this month. Speakers will provide insights on the soon-to-be-released pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change, the impact of the US Election on climate policy and cross-border collaboration, and the results of a recent exercise where local experts and practitioners articulated how Waterloo Region might transition to a decarbonized energy future.

Whether you are just starting to think about climate change or already well-versed and keen to discuss the details, this event will provide a space to engage with others. Your questions are an important part of the discussion! Submit questions in advance by tweeting with the hashtag #UWCOP22 or tagging @climatestudents.

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CoLab Connects 2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, Toronto ON

Sustainability CoLab's annual reception is in Toronto on June 23rd, where they'll bring together government, NGOs, media and other businesses from across the province who are working in their communities to transform business as usual.

300+ policy makers, government officials, municipal staff, media representatives and private and public sector leaders will be in attendance for a cocktail reception to celebrate progress of CoLab Network member organizations building Ontario's low-carbon economy.

We hope you can join us in Toronto to celebrate your efforts in building a more sustainable economy!

To register or for more information click here.