Waterloo region is home to so many incredible organizations, innovations,
and solutions that are leading toward our stronger, more prosperous
future. Please join us in celebrating all of them and thanking them for the
work they are doing, creating culture and driving these incredible numbers. Each year we celebrate sustainability with our Evening of Recognition, recapping and recognizing the achievements of our members with our sustainability awards and the launch of our Year-End Report. This year we did what we do best – adapted!

Our team went back to the drawing board. We originally had Mike Farwell of 570 News on board to help host our in-person event, and when things changed Mike was generous to help us tell our stories. For one week in June, every morning Mike had Tova Davidson, our Executive Director, and guests live on the air to share their sustainability journeys. Topics included highlighting the accomplishments of our programs and award winning organizations in the region and how we can build towards a more prosperous region in 2020 and beyond. Read on (and listen on) to learn more about this incredible year

What has happened in sustainability in Waterloo Region and beyond in 2019.

Mike Farwell and SWR’s Executive Director Tova Davidson discuss sustainability in Waterloo Region. Highlights included 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! Listen to the full interview here!

Regional Sustainability Initiative Winners 2019

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.

TravelWise Award Winners 2019

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

Sustainable Waterloo Region Award Winners 

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! 

Looking forward after COVID 19. How does the new normal become cleaner and greener?  

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.” 

Wait! There’s more to read about in our Year-End Report!