Author Archives: Alana Rigby

Conrad Grebel joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

[November 1, 2021] Conrad Grebel University College is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive member network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of […]

AET Group aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 100% by 2030

[Waterloo, October 7] AET Group has set a 100% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be their second GHG emission target and represents one of the most ambitious targets ever set within the program! AET’s target is also an absolute GHG reduction […]

WalterFedy goes Beyond Zero Carbon

A case study of an impactful project by a member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative WalterFedy is a leading integrated architecture and engineering firm with a history of strong sustainability commitments. They’ve been a member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative since 2011 and have recently launched Beyond Zero Carbon, a campaign that involves ambitious long-term […]

Waste Reduction Target Launch

The Regional Sustainability Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a new sustainability target option for Pledging Partners in Milestone 4.  Previously, the Regional Sustainability Initiative offered 3 sustainability target options a member could choose to set when they reach Milestone 4: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets Waste Diversion Targets  Water Impact Reduction Targets  […]

MTE Consultants aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 10% by 2029

MTE Consultants’ Kitchener office has set a 10% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2029, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be the first within a new Pledge Level called Foundational Targets.  MTE’s target is an absolute GHG reduction target and includes emission sources from their facility in Waterloo […]

Fostering a Culture of Sustainability in a Multi-Unit Office Building: A Theory of Change

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES “It is not only in the external physical environment, but just as much in our cultures […] that change has to take place, if we are to have a world that is sustainable for the human race in the future” Sture Packalén Since its inception, evolv1 has aspired to be […]

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 […]

Borealis is Named our 2021 TD Subsidy Recipient

Borealis Grille & Bar is not only a restaurant that serves locally crafted, natural foods and beverages, it is a leader for sustainability in the local community. As part of The Neighbourhood Group of Companies (NGC), Borealis, like all of their restaurants, is founded on core values that prioritize sustainability, with the goal of reducing […]

Setting a Waste Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative

The Regional Sustainability Initiative works with companies across Waterloo Region to empower them to meet their sustainability goals. We collaborate with organizations like yours to set voluntary targets to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste and water impacts, as well as increase your waste diversion. Every organization’s sustainability journey is unique. Our milestones provide […]

Setting a Water Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative

The Regional Sustainability Initiative works with companies across Waterloo Region to empower them to meet their sustainability goals. We collaborate with organizations like yours to set voluntary targets to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, waste and water impacts as well as increase your waste diversion.  Every organization’s sustainability journey is unique. Our milestones provide […]