Yearly Archives: 2020

A Transportation Revolution | The Sustainable Working Series

COVID-19 dramatically changed our travel habits. The sudden shift from driving to work every day to working from home has meant less vehicles on the road, and fewer transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Building back better in the wake of COVID-19 will mean continuing this trend of decreasing transportation-associated emissions and committing to more sustainable […]

EVs in Waterloo Region as an integral part of the Climate Action Plan

Climate action in the Waterloo Region provides an incredible opportunity for the uptake of electric vehicle infrastructure at all levels. Working collaboratively with the Waterloo Region and community residents provides opportunities to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. Achieving environmental sustainability in the Region of Waterloo will require community-based efforts. At the local level, effects […]

Waterloo Region District School Board aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 20% by 2030

[Waterloo, November 20, 2020] The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has set a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. The WRDSB includes 128 buildings and 365 portables and portapaks, and their 20% commitment represents one of many tangible actions towards reducing the GHGs […]

The Benefits of EV Charging Infrastructure for your Business

November 27 – ChargeWR Climate change is one of the most important environmental issues of our time. Increases in greenhouse gas concentrations within the atmosphere are primarily due to the human activities using fossil fuels. Transportation stands as the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions. Venturing towards a low-carbon future requires the commitment of […]

Get to Know ChargeWR

November 20, 2020 – ChargeWR  The ChargeWR program grew out of a desire to support businesses in the Region of Waterloo with the adoption of electric vehicle infrastructure. In 2019, Council voted unanimously that the climate emergency was enduring a serious climate emergency. Through this acknowledgement, the Regional Council voted towards the development of a […]

Event Recap: Anti-Racism & Sustainability in Waterloo Region

On September 17th 2020, Sustainable Waterloo Region had the privilege to partner with Future Ancestors Services in presenting Anti-Racism & Sustainability in Waterloo Region: A Facilitated Discussion. This two hour event with Future Ancestors Founder, Larissa Crawford, offered past and present residents of Waterloo region an opportunity to come together for a facilitated discussion that […]