Sustainable Waterloo Region’s programs are focused on improving the environmental sustainability of organizations across Waterloo Region. Through collaboration with businesses, educational institutions, municipalities, non-profits, and the general public we are helping organizations incorporate more environmentally sustainable practices.
Encouraged by the success of the Regional Carbon Initiative, SWR’s flagship program that helps local organizations lower their greenhouse gas emissions through reduction commitments, we continue to explore new initiatives and partnerships like ClimateActionWR and fee-for-service agreements like TravelWise. In addition, we spearheaded a research project that looks to scale social innovations like the RCI to regions across Canada. This research project has resulted in the formation of a new national charity: Sustainability CoLab.
Using the same strategic approach as the RCI, these programs will facilitate learning, measure progress against commitments, and report on advancements made by the organizations involved. Building on the impact of these programs, we also continue to actively support improvements to policy regulations through our non-partisan policy engagement efforts.