by Aisling Dennett

May 26, 2022

[Waterloo, ON] Since 2008, Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) has been partnering with businesses and municipalities in Waterloo Region to support them in becoming environmentally and economically sustainable and strong. This year, we have expanded the geographic areas we support to include Oxford, Perth, and Wellington counties. These areas include municipalities like Guelph, Woodstock, Stratford, Listowel, Arthur, Eron, Fergus, Elora, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg. 

“Climate change doesn’t stop at county borders and neither do we,” says Tova Davidson, Executive Director of SWR. “By expanding our network to our neighbouring communities, we’re bringing a level of support for transitioning to a just and clean economy that doesn’t exist right now.”

Organizations in these communities will now be able to partner with SWR to leverage our knowledge and expertise when it comes to achieving sustainability goals and building a more resilient community together. We are excited to engage with sustainability initiatives of all types — from carbon, water and waste reduction target setting to green buildings to developing a circular economy — and our organization provides a wide range of resources and services to support these types of projects.  

Several businesses in the expanded catchment area have already joined our network. These include:

  1. Kindred Credit Union (Milverton/Perth County, Elmira/Wellington County)
  2. Owens Corning (Guelph/Wellington County)
  3. The Simple Knot (Guelph/Wellington County)
  4. Toyota Boshoku (Woodstock/Oxford County)
  5. Tri-Mach Group (Stratford/Perth County location, main office based in Elmira)
  6. YNCU (Stratford and Mitchell and Shakespeare/Perth County, Woodstock/Oxford County, Guelph/Wellington County)

“We have been inspired by the energy and appetite for sustainability that already exists in our new catchment area,” Davidson says.  

Every day organizations are realizing that adaptation and growth will be the key to their resilience, and that their success does not have to come at the price of the world around them. This new legacy of social responsibility will not only enhance our environment, but our communities as well.

Keep an eye out for upcoming member announcements that will share the stories of organizations who are starting their journey towards this new legacy.  

Media Contact:

Tova Davidson

Executive Director, Sustainable Waterloo Region