Faces of SWR – Christine Bui

Christine Bui has been with SWR for years, and has been our prime graphic designer since 2015. A lot of the graphic design you see in marketing materials from SWR is Christine’s work, starting with the SWR logo. We love having her because she is so responsive, even when we make last-minute requests, and the […]

Faces of SWR – Nick Cloet

This week on Faces of SWR we are happy to introduce Nick Cloet, who is one of SWR’s longest standing volunteers. Nick got involved in SWR in the 4th year of his Environment and Business final project. His team developed a tool that could help readers identify potential projects to improve their organization’s sustainability. After […]

And the 2017 Carpool Month Champion is … BlackBerry!

For the third straight year, BlackBerry is the Carpool Month Champion. What is the secret of the amazing 3-time Champion? Jen McLaughlin, Global Environment Manager of BlackBerry answers a couple of questions and shares some of their secret to coming out on top.

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Facing Climate Change – A 2016 Summary presented by Dianne Saxe

Last week, Stantec in Waterloo hosted the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe, who presented a summary of Ontario’s 2016 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. With a full room of attendees, all eager to hear how we stand and how much progress has actually been accomplished, Dianne presented the facts with no beating around the bush. As […]

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The Business Case for Sustainability – A Globe Perspective

Sustainable Waterloo Region is founded on the idea of there being a business case for sustainability. We know that organizations will only make a lasting change in their impact on the environment if it is good for their business. All our programs and community-based projects that we undertake are designed with this important underpinning. By […]

Carpool Month 2017 Drives Employee Engagement

This year, TravelWise members broke a lot of records for Carpool Month. In just 2 days, 92 new carpool rides were posted compared to 72 for the whole month of February last year. New user registration also went up to surpass last year’s total of 133 in just over a week. The enthusiasm of members […]

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Facing Climate Change with the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

On March 9th 2017, Sustainable Waterloo Region will be hosting and event with Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, for an evening presentation on Ontario’s emission levels and the role the Ontario Government intends to play to reduce them. Shifting her career in 2015 from an environmental lawyer to being the environmental commissioner, she now […]

Faces of SWR – Janet Kimantas

Janet Kimantas joined SWR because it’s an organization that depends on and values its volunteers as much as its staff. She was motivated to get involved because she was looking for a challenge that would also be rewarding. Janet believes that what you get out of an experience is based on your contribution, and she […]

How HP Thrives in a Circular Economy

Last week Frances Edmonds, the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada joined Sustainable Waterloo Region and its members for a conversation over breakfast at the Delta Hotel in Waterloo ON. The primary focus of her discussion was the need to move away from a linear economy – one in which we as consumers ‘take, make, […]

Faces of SWR – Juan Sotés

Juan Sotés joined SWR in 2016 as a Local Policy Researcher on the ClimateActionWR team. Juan recently moved to Canada, and he quickly looked for an organization where he could meet others who share his passion for climate change. Luckily for us, SWR fit the bill and provided Juan with the perfect opportunity to learn […]

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