Member Services

Regional Carbon Initiative members can implement cost-effective greenhouse gas reduction projects after attending our comprehensive event season that examines sustainability strategies, using our support services that guide members to achieve reductions, and accessing the sustainability networks that connect members to peer and professional expertise. Sustainable Waterloo Region then provides credible recognition of members’ advancements toward environmentally sustainable operations.

Carbon Accounting Tool

Regional Carbon Initiative members are provided with an easy-to-use Carbon Accounting Tool that quantifies and reports their GHG emission data. Sustainable Waterloo Region’s GHG Services team fully supports and trains members in setting up and using this online tool.


Sustainable Waterloo Region hosts an event season focused on connecting members with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to move their organizations towards more sustainable operations.

All RCI members receive complementary passes to events. If members are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are recorded and made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.

To find out more about our jam-packed event season, visit our Events page.


Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) resources connect members to the information and people necessary to achieve reductions, including the GHG Services Directory, which helps Regional Carbon Initiative members meet their carbon reduction targets by connecting them with experienced GHG service professionals who help them identify and realize reduction opportunities.

Other resources include member-requested documents like our Green Team Guide, technical and RCI-specific documents like our Milestone Guide, and third-party documents like the GHG Protocol.

MemberLink, the Regional Carbon Initiative online community, is a central repository for all resources and provides access to all RCI services, including the Carbon Accounting Tool, event registration, and member forums.

Public Recognition

Sustainable Waterloo Region provides positive third-party recognition for Regional Carbon Initiative members by showcasing the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of members making notable progress towards their GHG reduction targets. Recognition is offered through our year-end report, annual Evening of Recognition, connections to local media, and the Sustainable Waterloo Region website.

  • Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Year-End Report: Our year-end report celebrates the commitments and accomplishments of individual Regional Carbon Initiative members, as well as the leadership shown collectively by members across Waterloo Region. The year-end report, published every spring, is released at our Annual Evening of Recognition and circulated widely throughout the community.
  • Annual Evening of Recognition: At the end of each reporting year within the Regional Carbon Initiative, Sustainable Waterloo Region celebrates the achievements of members by hosting this annual evening event that is attended by a cross section of people from community who come together to recognize RCI members’ GHG emissions reduction accomplishments. The event also coincides with the release of our year-end report.
  • Local Media Connections: Sustainable Waterloo Region directs local media outlets to RCI members who are making notable progress in their sustainability efforts.
  • Social Media: By leveraging our growing social media network that includes Twitter, Facebook, our Team Blog, and YouTube, we share the compelling greenhouse gas reduction stories of Regional Carbon Initiative members.
  • Sustainable Waterloo Region Website: Members’ sustainability projects are highlighted throughout the Sustainable Waterloo Region website. As well, we include members’ reduction stories in our News section, showcase members on our Current Members page, and highlight the collective achievements of the Regional Carbon Initiative on the RCI Impact page.