Community Environmental Election Forum keeps sustainability top of mind

On Tuesday October 14, we got together with a number of other environmentally focused not-for-profits to host an election event that focused on sustainability. This event brought together over 40 candidates from across Waterloo Region to talk about their stance on environmental issues and connect with residents who are concerned with the same issues. We […]

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The value of peer driven learning

The room a buzz with networking, Sustainable Waterloo Region kicked off our 2014-2015 Regional Carbon Initiative event season on a high note last Thursday with a focus on network connections and organizational green teams. While it is the same Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) we have grown to know and love, members can expect some notable changes […]

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Community Update: September 2014

It certainly seems as though summer is past and fall is upon us. Welcome to the September edition of our Community Update. This month we will be sharing more information about the new website for TravelWise, a great resource for members that want to commute more sustainably… Click here to read more about this and […]

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Leading the Electric Vehicle Charge in Waterloo Region

The Canadian Medical Association concluded that the national costs of air pollution will amount conservatively to $257B between 2008 and 2031.Transportation makes up a whopping 40% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Waterloo Region. Automobiles also emit particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds, which all contribute to smog in cities and […]

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Community Update: August 2014

Welcome to the August edition of the Community Update. The slower pace of the summer has afforded the SWR team to work on lots of planning and strategy for the coming year. In this edition we will share some of what we are working on, as well as give you advance notice on some cool […]

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A Change in Scenery

It’s only been six months since Tova officially started as Executive Director at Sustainable Waterloo Region. And while I’m proud of the work and planning that went into the transition at all levels of the organization, I’m prouder still of how wonderfully Tova has taken the lead of this growing organization at such a critical […]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region launches new Regional Carbon Initiative membership opportunity; Marsland Centre Ltd. is inaugural member of “Collaborative Facility Membership”

(Waterloo Region, ON) July 15, 2014 – Sustainable Waterloo Region is expanding the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) with the launch of a new Collaborative Facility Membership option, and is excited to welcome the Marsland Centre on Erb Street as the program’s inaugural member. Under the Collaborative Facility Membership option, building tenants are encouraged to partner […]

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Community Update: July 2014

Welcome to the July edition of our Community Update! What a great month June has been, and all of us here at SWR are looking forward to what is shaping up to be a beautiful summer! In this edition of the Update, we share some very exciting news about new members of the Regional Carbon […]

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New Kitchener electric car station a sign of the times

July, 4th, 2013 WATERLOO— Nariman Eghtedari began thinking about buying an electric car a couple of years ago, because he liked the idea of saving money on gas and doing less harm to the environment. But now that he owns one, he’s so enamoured of the vehicle that he’d never consider going back to a gas-powered […]

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Community Update: June 2014

Welcome to newest edition of the Community Update. With June upon us, and the end of our event season for 2013/2014, there is so much going on and worth sharing. Check out the information on our last few events of the year and get all the details on Bike Month, plus so much more. And, […]

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