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 to find a new and creative way to showcase the region’s remarkable sustainability achievements and to share them with the whole community as well!

We invite the Waterloo Region community and beyond to celebrate with us as our Annual Evening of Recognition takes to the airwaves!!! We are teaming up with the incredible Mike Farwell of 570 News to share the successes in sustainability across the region. We are happy to announce this week-long event will happen every day at 10:30 am, from Monday June 15th to Friday June 19th. Each day will spotlight award winning organizations in the region, as well as look at how we can build towards a more prosperous region in 2020 and beyond. Check out the full weekly line up below! Listen live here or download the 570 news app

Monday June 15 2020: Join Mike Farwell and SWR’s Executive Director Tova Davidson as they talk about sustainability in Waterloo Region. Highlights include the story of Evolv1;Canada’s 1st Zero Carbon building here in Waterloo’s R&T park, the Region’s commitment to an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050, and more! 

Tuesday June 16 2020: Celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Regional Sustainability Initiative winners. This SWR flagship program fosters the development of the local green economy by supporting organizations to set ambitious and realistic sustainability targets. Listen in to hear more from our 2019 winners! For more information on the Regional Sustainability Initiative visit us here.

Wednesday June 17 2020: Celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s TravelWise winners. The TravelWise program is an internationally recognized program that offers their member organizations the tools and services to help their employees find innovative and sustainable transportation options that reduce the number of people driving alone on our roads. Listen in to hear more from our 2019 winners! For more information about TravelWise, you can connect with us here

Thursday June 18 2020: Sustainable Waterloo Region has the honour of presenting a unique and exciting award in 2019. Listen in to find out more about this incredible award and its winners! 

Friday June 19 2020:  We will be wrapping up our week of celebration by exploring how we can build toward a more prosperous future in 2020 and beyond. Mike and Tova will chat about what it means to “Build back better.”