The Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) is in its “busy season”. For most organizations such a time represents stress,long hours, and looking forward to the end. Ours is similar in some aspects, but the reason why we’re excitedly looking toward its end is very different. Our “busy season” of RCI member reporting concludes with a room of over 500 passionate individuals gathered to celebrate  the growing sustainability network in Waterloo Region. Are you on this year’s attendee list yet?

At our 4th Annual Evening of Recognition, on April 18th, we will be officially         releasing our 2012 Report, which will highlight how this local sustainability network is unfolding. Including programs such as the Regional Carbon Initiative, TravelWise and ClimateActionWR, professionals such as renewable energy outfitters, energy auditors, and forward-thinking politicians, along with young people demanding higher sustainability practices of local employers, this network is moving our community towards a more sustainable future.

Those that join us for this celebration at the Waterloo Inn will hear the 2012 stories of sustainability leaders throughout Waterloo Region. Why is Crawford and Company prioritizing sustainability? What does being an RCI Observing Organization mean to Community Support Connections? How is Ontario Teacher’s Insurance Plan engaging its employees in sustainability? What does management support for sustainability look like at Waterloo North Hydro? Why has Farm Mutual Resinsurance Plan made a greenhouse gas reduction commitment as part of the RCI? What part does Wilfrid Laurier University play in the broader sustainability network? How are the local municipalities collaborating to take sustainability to the next level?

To learn more, and receive your copy of the 2012 Report, join us from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for this evening of networking, sustainability stories, and looking toward our collective next steps:

I look forward to celebrating with you!

Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 2011 Report