Our Supporters

“The earth is what we all have in common”

– Wendell Berry

SWR exists for and because of forward-thinking leaders in the Waterloo Region community. We are incredibly grateful for the support that we continue to receive year after year from grantors, funders, and sponsors. Through our generous sponsors, we’re able to continue hiring local students, offer members sustainability expertise and services, lead community projects, and hold events that bring together local leaders in business, academia, government, and the non-profit sector to share and collaborate on sustainability practices.

Your generosity, collaborative spirit, and dedication to timely climate action is transformative to this community. We couldn’t do it without you!

“As a long-time board member and sponsor, I can say with confidence that SWR is an excellent local social enterprise to support. I am constantly impressed by the resourcefulness, dedication, and creativity of the SWR team. This is an organization that does a lot with a little, and every dollar of support is leveraged tenfold. By supporting high-quality events and co-op students, we contribute to the good work of SWR in making a positive impact on sustainability transitions in the Waterloo Region, and also beyond as a model to others.”

– Barry Colbert, SWR Board Member and Sponsor since 2009

“Supporting the work of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s microforest pilot project in 2021 allowed the Ages Foundation to bring the benefits of trees to two schools in Cambridge, not only benefiting the environment but the local community as well. SWR used the funds to make a real impact that had immediate as well as long term influence, supporting children, education, and community, as well as climate adaptation and mitigation. We at Ages are proud of the work we have done together and will be continuing to fund this initiative going forward. SWR fully involved us in the project and we were pleased to actually plant trees. I encourage you to consider supporting the work of SWR and join us in creating a better future for all.”

– Derek and Kay Coleman, Ages Foundation


In-Kind Sponsors

Staff Funders


Event Sponsors

Carbon Cleanse Prize Sponsors