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Discussion of energy issues muted in provincial byelections

September 4th, 2012 This time last year, residents in the provincial riding of Kitchener-Waterloo were exactly where they are today — headed to the polls. Whereas last year Ontario’s party leaders debated the rising cost of electricity, smart meters and time-of-use billing, and the costs associated with the feed-in-tariff (FIT) programs offered through the Green […]

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Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election – Candidate Response: Stacey Danckert, Green Party of Ontario

In the lead-up to last fall’s general election in Ontario, Sustainable Waterloo Region partnered to create a non-partisan expert review of the energy policies of leading political parties, entitledOntario’s Energy Future: A Climate Change Perspective, with the goal of informing the debate surrounding the province’s energy and climate future. Now, one year later, residents of the […]

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Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election – Candidate Response: Eric Davis, Ontario Liberal Party

In the lead-up to last fall’s general election in Ontario, Sustainable Waterloo Region partnered to create a non-partisan expert review of the energy policies of leading political parties, entitled Ontario’s Energy Future: A Climate Change Perspective, with the goal of informing the debate surrounding the province’s energy and climate future. Now, one year later, residents […]

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Ontario’s Energy Future and the Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election

This past spring, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Elizabeth Witmer resigned to embark on a new opportunity as chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. As such, residents of the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo will head to the polls in a by-election scheduled for Thursday, September 6th to elect her replacement. This by-election is unique. While they are […]

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A New Volunteer Perspective

In the early winter I was looking for a new volunteer experience, something to stimulate and inspire the Human Resources Professional inside me and something that I could actually use my HR skills and knowledge for.  I was fortunate enough to stumble across the Sustainable Waterloo Region website as part of the green team at […]

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A Glimmer of Hope in Rio

Watching the Rio+20 proceedings on Sustainable Development this past June, I couldn’t help but feel a little disillusioned with the stagnation and harmful rhetoric thatcame from the halls of Brazil. It’s the same disillusionment I felt when I decided to pursue a Masters in International Environmental Policy after my undergraduate degree in Business seemingly produced […]

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When 300 Resumes Aren’t Enough

I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo a few months ago and ever since, my colleagues and I have been on the prowl for jobs. Thanks to our mandatory co-op placements, we all have at least two years of work experience and have mastered the cover letter and resume. But, at least […]

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A Sum Greater than all of its Parts

Forget logic for a minute.  Does 2 + 2 always equal 4, or can it add up to something greater? There is something innately satisfying about being able to quantifiably measure progress.  Success may be defined by a 2% decrease in the unemployment rate, a video that goes viral with 6 million hits, a marathoner […]

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Shopping Around Sustainability – Conestoga Mall Joins the RCI

With lots of activity in the last few months, Sustainable Waterloo Region has grown its membership (most importantly, intention by organizations in the region to commit to the reduction of GHG emissions).  At a grassroots level, Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) members work to reduce their environmental impact, but also find cost savings […]

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Volunteer Engagement at Sustainable Waterloo Region

Several times a week now, I’m asked: “How do you work with volunteers? Tell me how to do it.” While I don’t think we have ‘solved’ this challenge at Sustainable Waterloo Region, it’s something that has become somewhat of a competitive advantage for the organization. Without a doubt, we could not have started or had […]

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