Sustainable Waterloo Region hosts an event season focused on connecting members of both the Regional Carbon Initiative and the local business community with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to move their organizations towards more sustainable operations.
For a complete description of the events included in our event season, see the main Event page.
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Educational Forum: TD Bank Group – An Environmental Leader
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel
Date: June 19, 2013
Time: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Cost: Regional Carbon Initiative Members: no fee (with promotional code). Non-members: $40.00 (plus HST). Environmental Non-Profits: 50% discount. Students: $10.00 (with promotional code)
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TD Bank Group is becoming an environmental leader by working to make a positive environmental impact through its operations, its products and its employees. Join us for this educational forum where Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer of TD Bank Group, will be sharing both further details of how TD has approached claiming a leadership position in business sustainability, and advice on how your organization can learn from what they have done to date.
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environmental Officer, TD Bank Group (TD)
Karen Clarke-Whistler is currently the Chief Environment Officer of TD Bank Group (TD), a position she has held since she joined the bank in 2008. In this role, Karen is responsible for developing and leading TD’s environment strategy, which has enabled the bank to differentiate itself by embedding an environmental perspective throughout its business operations and has been instrumental in making it an environmental leader – TD was the first North American-based bank to be carbon neutral.
An environmental scientist, Karen is widely recognized as a thought leader in environmental business matters. Prior to joining TD, she spent more than 15 years working as an environmental consultant to a diverse base of clients in North and South America, Europe and Africa.
In recognizing that the environment is a fundamental driver of economic success, Karen is able to provide a unique perspective to the business world – one that is helping to redefine how business approaches the environment.
Recognized as one of the 2011 Clean50 (50 individuals honoured for their outstanding contribution to clean capitalism), Karen holds a master’s degree in land resource science from the University of Guelph and a bachelor’s degree in ecology from the University of Toronto.
Karen currently lives in Toronto.
Technical Workshop: Exploring Sustainability Projects
Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 7:30 am to 10:00 am
Cost: Regional Carbon Initiative Members: no fee (with promotional code). Non-members: $35.00 (plus HST). Students and Environmental Non-Profits: 50% discount.
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This technical workshop will guide attendees in exploring a wide variety of electricity, heating and employee engagement projects that Regional Carbon Initiative members have implemented in the past year. Through presentations from local organizations, including THEMUSEUM and AET Consultants, as well as discussions with fellow attendees, individuals will learn about project selection, implementation and evaluation.
During this technical workshop attendees will learn:
- How organizations are selecting projects that align with their sustainability strategies
- The implementation processes and best practices of a variety of projects
- The metrics that organizations are using to measure and communicate their project successes