About Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR)


Our mission is to enable local organizations to convert their sustainability interest into action.

We support members of our community in a variety of ways to help find the intersection of financial and environmental sustainability.  We build community and therefore a movement toward a shared vision of the future, setting a common direction for results, and publicly reporting on progress, resulting in heightened individual and collective successes in Waterloo Region.

Our programs focus on organizational sustainability practices, commuting behaviour, re-generative buildings, community GHG impacts and electric vehicles.

Our Culture

We are a dedicated team, motivated by a shared passion for progress towards sustainability across Waterloo Region. Together we are working to realize our vision for an environmentally and economically resilient community that prioritizes the well-being of current and future generations.

Our Values

Collaboration: We know that a collaborative, supportive approach is a powerful means of achieving results. We value a collaborative approach in all contexts.

Credibility: We know that impact is only meaningful with clarity and trustworthiness in reporting it. We hope to inspire others with the credibility of our message, and we value the importance of credibility to ensuring that impact matters.

Our Collective Potential: We are not willing to sit on the sidelines, waiting or hoping for others to create the kind of community and the kind of world we dream of. We value our collective potential for impact toward a more sustainable community.

Results: We value a shared focus on achieving tangible results.

Sustainability: We’re united by the extent to which we value the importance of environmental sustainability in the prosperity of Waterloo Region.