SWR | ABOUT US

Group

Sustainable Waterloo Region is a social enterprise non-profit that helps the local business community, and Waterloo region as a whole, become more environmentally and economically sustainable, and therefore stronger.

Our mission is to catalyze transformation to sustainable systems of energy, mobility and buildings to build a cleaner, more diverse economy.

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 our region.

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

Join us in leading our community towards a more resilient and sustainable future!

Our Culture

We are a passionate mix of volunteers, interns and staff with a huge range of skills and expertise. We have grown a lot over since our early beginnings and we are extremely grateful to have such a motivated and enthusiastic group working towards achieving our mission.

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.

  • We live by our values; we have a strong passion for sustainability

  • We believe in a collaborative approach and community-based leadership

  • We work together and are extremely transparent

  • We believe in the power of conversation to get things done; conversation leads to action, and results

  • We’re innovative and open to change

  • We are constantly looking for ways to do more and be better

  • We have fun, laugh and bring out the best in one another: everyone is well supported

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.