Monthly Archives: June 2020

Celebrating 2019’s Sustainable Waterloo Region Award Winners

And the SWR Award goes to ….. On Thursday Mike Farwell at 570 News helped us to recognize all the area municipalities and their incredible movement towards a low carbon future in 2019. This year’s SWR award for Partnership of the Year was given to the Region of Waterloo, The City of Cambridge, The City […]

Celebrating 2019’s TravelWise Award Winners

TravelWise is a program of the Region of Waterloo and is delivered through a partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region. TravelWise offers member organizations tools and services to help employees find innovative and sustainable transportation options that reduce the number of people driving alone on our roads. This is important now more than ever given that […]

Celebrating 2019’s Regional Sustainability Initiative Award Winners

The Regional Sustainability Initiative is a program of Sustainable Waterloo Region that fosters the development of the local green economy by supporting organizations to set ambitious and realistic sustainability targets.  Each year, we recognize member organizations that have gone above and beyond achieving their sustainability goals. Though we have previously celebrated award winners in person […]

Evening of Recognition Goes Digital!

It has been an incredible year of transformation and sustainable community building in Waterloo Region. Although meeting and celebrating in person was not to be this year, we went back to the drawing board to make sure we could still celebrate all of the amazing achievements we have seen throughout 2019. Our brilliant team managed […]

#cheerstovolunteers Recap!

In 2018 Sustainable Waterloo Region had 11,883 hours logged by 116 volunteers! That’s HUGE. Volunteers are the backbone of non-profit organizations and are woven into the fabric of SWR. April 19-25, 2020 was National Volunteer Week but 7 days wasn’t enough time to celebrate our amazing volunteers, we spent all of May showcasing some of […]

Startup Climate Action – COVID-19 Recovery Through a Sustainability Lens

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Put the ‘Better’ in Build Back  There’s undoubtedly one common thought at the forefront of the national consciousness, “when will we get back to normal?”. But this begs the question, what is ‘normal’? And is this ‘normal’ going to be enough for Canada to survive and hopefully thrive in a post-COVID-19 economy? If we have […]