Sustainable Waterloo Region is its volunteers

Each year for its Evening of Recognition, SWR produces a report celebrating the positive environmental achievements of the people and organizations in its broad network. Now, I’ll admit, annual reports do not always make for exhilarating reading, but I love this one. For me, the cumulative effect of all the statistical charts and great original […]

Words from UW co-op student Hannah Dubber

From January to April 2018, as one of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s co-op students from the University of Waterloo, I have been in the role of Program Coordinator, working primarily with the ClimateActionWR program, as well as being a part of the Finance Team and the Business Development Team. For National Co-op and Work-integrated Learning Week […]

Faces of SWR – Carina Biacchi

Carina is a volunteer on the Business Development team at SWR. From the moment we first met Carina we were inspired by her passion and enthusiasm to join the SWR team. We admire and appreciate her consistent positivity! Carina has taken on the challenge of understanding how we communicate with potential members. We love that […]

How do you move?

From Brad Cundiff of Environmental Defence Residents of Kitchener-Waterloo were on the move this weekend at Sustainable Waterloo’s MovingWR event at Kitchener’s City Hall. The event featured everything from electric cars to an electronic fare box for the new LRT that will shortly begin operating on a 19-kilometre route between the two centres.  But most […]

Event Recap – Exploring Holistic Sustainability with IKEA Canada

On January 25th, 2018 Melissa Mirowski from IKEA shared the ways in which IKEA Canada practices holistic sustainability.  These methods were shared with attendees from all professions in order to inspire and encourage a transition to holistic, sustainable practices within the workplace. To start the presentation, Melissa reminded the audience that the Earth’s resources are […]

Faces of SWR – Tasha-Leigh Gauthier

Tasha-Leigh is a volunteer on the Regional Sustainability Initiative at SWR. Initiatially, Tasha-Leigh started as a co-op student from the University of Waterloo. She enjoyed her work term so much that she stayed with us as a volunteer, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Her passion for sustainability and wit make her a great […]

Regional Sustainability Initiative Case Study featuring: Waterloo Catholic District School Board

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has been featured in a Regional Sustainability Initiative case study that highlight the sustainability efforts being made by the board and its teachers and students. WCDSB is a pledging partner, aiming to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2014 levels. Supporting this target is the presence of energy […]

Faces of SWR – Manpreet Dhaliwal

We are delighted to introduce you to Manpreet Dhaliwal. Manpreet was interested in getting involved with SWR because it was a great opportunity to collaborate in her local community and work with individuals with similar values and beliefs to her. Manpreet enjoys working with volunteers who are as passionate as she is and enjoys seeing the impact […]

Faces of SWR – Paul Sobering

We are pleased to introduce you to Paul Sobering this week. Paul is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s IT Manager, and keeps us all sane when technology gets the best of us. Paul started at SWR as an IT Support Specialist, where he knew he could develop his skills while supporting a cause that he cared about. […]

City of Kitchener Sustainability Efforts Highlighted in Case Study

  The City of Kitchener has been a municipal leader in environmental planning and stewardship for many years. More recently, the City has joined the Climate Action Waterloo Region collaboration,which collectively aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6% by 2020. Along with this, the City of Kitchener has its own 20% GHG reduction target from 2015. […]

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