Greener Gifting – Seven Shores Urban Market and Cafe

About The first time I visited Seven Shores Market & Café was to get information to write this blog, but I can’t help but wish I visited sooner. I met with Steve, one of the café’s ten owners. As the café bustled, I could see Steve glancing around the room to make sure all of […]

Greener Gifting – Framing and Art Centre

I’m going to be honest about this blog – I have a long history with the Framing and Art Centre. My mom used to work there, an aunt used to work there, and another aunt currently works there. It’s even where my parents first met. I have known the owner for my whole life, and […]

Greener Gifting – Living Fresh

About When I walked into Living Fresh for the first time, the air was so fresh and clean, and it smelled so pure. It’s easy to find places that sell plants that will give you the same fresh air in your home, but it’s harder to find ones that show commitment to their community like […]

Green(er) Gifting Holiday Series

Can you believe it’s officially December? As exciting and joyous as this season seems to be, it can also be extremely stressful for those who haven’t even thought about Christmas shopping yet. Consumerism is in the air, which is easy to see within seconds of entering any shopping mall. Luckily, I have almost finished my […]

Building on Innovation – The Future of Sustainable Buildings is Already Here

On November 20th 2015, Sustainable Waterloo Region held one of its many speaking events titled “Building on Innovation.” Held at the Tannery Event Centre in the evening hours, the events team created a space where socialising and networking would be encouraged over some drinks and snacks before a bursting agenda of speakers. Our Executive Director, […]

The Greener Way to Vote

Election day is fast approaching and choosing how to vote can be so tricky. Should you vote with your conscience? What about strategic voting? At Sustainable Waterloo Region, we know that it can be tough to get the information needed to make an informed choice when voting for the environment. In order to help with the […]

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2015 Federal Election Green Economy Platforms #2

Following our introduction last week by Dr. Jason Thistlethwaite, this post covers the responses of the candidates in the Waterloo Riding. All candidates from the four leading parties were invited to participate and the responses we received are listed below in alphabetical order. The next post will be a wrap up by our Executive Director, […]

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2015 Federal Election Green Economy Platforms #1

Following our introduction last week by Dr. Jason Thistlethwaite, this post covers the candidate responses from the Kitchener Centre, Kitchener South-Hespeler and Cambridge Ridings. All candidates from the four leading parties in the Canadian 2015 federal election were invited to participate and the responses we received are listed in alphabetical order below. The next post […]

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Introduction – 2015 Federal Election Green Economy Platforms

SWR is pleased to launch our official Federal election blog series for Waterloo region. Over the next two weeks, join us to hear from candidates across the five ridings in our region, on the topic of how their parties would support businesses for the green economy. To start the conversation, we have a local expert, Dr. Jason […]

Eat. Network. Sleep. Repeat.

“It’s more about who you know than what you know” “Networking is so important for your career” “You should start building connections NOW” Networking. Connections. Networking. Business. Networking. A few months ago I started volunteering with Sustainable Waterloo Region as their Public Relations Manager. Every week we have team meetings where we discuss different business […]

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