Monthly Archives: May 2021

Thank You to Our Finance & Fund Development Volunteers!

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At SWR, we’re so lucky to have volunteers that are willing to contribute their wide range of skills to the organization. For example, those that connect to our organization’s financial well being on our Finance Team or our Fund Development Team. These individuals bring a combination of relationship-building skills, core business skills, professionalism, and technical […]

Thank You to Our Business Development Team!

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Our Business Development team is composed of all remote volunteers – including me! It’s an extremely rewarding and empowering experience to be part of a team that is driven to getting businesses in the area to join our programs. When I asked them why they chose to volunteer with Sustainable Waterloo Region, their answers prove […]

Announcing the Carbon Cleanse 2021 winners!

The Regional Sustainability Initiative’s 7th Annual Carbon Cleanse has come to a close! Thank you to all member organization’s who participated.  This year’s Carbon Cleanse was completely remote, with employees of member organizations completing challenges from the comfort of home often with friends and pets alongside! Challenges this year focused on improving sustainability awareness in […]

Thank you to our ClimateActionWR Volunteers!

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ClimateActionWR is all about community: developing our community climate action plans, engaging the community in our climate goals, and connecting people and organizations from across Waterloo Region in our journey to an equitable, prosperous, resilient low carbon future. That being said, we couldn’t do what we do without the support and involvement of our community […]

Why Our Events Coordinator Loves Working With Volunteers

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When I joined Sustainable Waterloo Region last year as the Events Coordinator, I had been told how incredible the volunteers who made up a significant part of the team were. What I didn’t expect was the dedication, energy, and commitment of these individuals. I was truly blown away by this talented group who are definitely […]

Thank You to our Communications Team!

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About a year ago, I accepted a new role within Sustainable Waterloo Region, taking over the management of our all-powerful, all-volunteer Communications Team. Now ten members strong, our team is responsible for the execution of the organization’s communications strategy. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this team of incredible people including […]

Eco Anxiety Event Summary

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On April 22, 2021, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted Dr. Katie Hayes for a compelling webinar on Environment and Mental Health: The Rise of Eco Anxiety in a Changing Climate. Dr. Hayes, a Policy Analyst with Health Canada, began by acknowledging how appropriate the topic was for discussion on Earth Day: “a day when we are […]