Monthly Archives: November 2020

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 […]

Building Back Better Report

November 13, 2020 – ChargeWR  A publication by the sustainable business organization, Corporate Knights showcases a stirring examination of the economic recovery strategies that can be applied in the Canadian context to build economic recovery considering the COVID-19 pandemic.  This comprehensive report includes a bold call from business leaders across sectors in the technology, transportation, […]

The Future of E-Score: Introducing SDG Progress Tracking

The Regional Sustainability Initiative is excited to bring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Progress Tracking to Reporting Members! The Sustainable Development Goal Action Manager (SDG AM), a tool created by the UN Global Compact and B-Lab was developed by B-Lab to allow companies to internally assess their operations against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The […]

When we return to our offices, why not start composting?

Feeling inspired by Waste month in October? Want to keep the momentum going and decrease your Office waste every month? Well, you have come to the right place! As many organizations plan their return to office workspaces, we collectively have a unique opportunity to implement new, more sustainable business practices. A sustainable future is important […]