In this series, we have had an opportunity to share with you, our community, the incredible organizations that have made our work possible through their sponsorship, funding and partnership. We cap off this three part gratitude series with a spotlight on those that not only support our work, but elevate it with their expertise and […]
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 […]
A gratitude practice can take many forms, but when done regularly it has numerous mental and physical benefits for us as individuals. In a year when workplaces have changed, persevered and had to adapt in ways they could not have foreseen, we wanted to end the year being mindful of all that we have to […]
Our team regularly shares what we are grateful for, to bring to mind the good in a time when it can be so easy to focus on the hardships we may be dealing with. It can be something simple like a cat snuggle, or a new show to binge watch (that one is popular) or […]
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 […]
It doesn’t matter how you choose to describe this period of history we seem to find ourselves in – challenging, unprecedented or one of the many euphemisms we have started using to basically say, it really just sucks. At this point that sums it up for most of us. The summer at least meant sunshine […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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