Author Archives: Clarissa Charles

Thank You to Our Regional Sustainability Initiative Volunteers!

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Over the last 10 years, I have volunteered in various roles across the organization helping with Year-End Report, Fundraising and Business Development and now have the honour of supporting Sustainable Waterloo Region as a member of the staff team. I love the flexibility of our organization’s volunteer model for providing opportunities to learn new skills, […]

Thank You to Our Volunteer Functional Area Managers!

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Volunteer Leadership = Volunteer Leaders When I tell people that we have entire functional areas of SWR that are managed and operated with volunteers, they often can’t believe it. In fact we have many that are run by an incredible group of volunteer Functional Area Managers (FAMs). This powerhouse of people bring incredible passion and […]

Thank You to Our Finance & Fund Development Volunteers!

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At SWR, we’re so lucky to have volunteers that are willing to contribute their wide range of skills to the organization. For example, those that connect to our organization’s financial well being on our Finance Team or our Fund Development Team. These individuals bring a combination of relationship-building skills, core business skills, professionalism, and technical […]

Thank You to Our Business Development Team!

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Our Business Development team is composed of all remote volunteers – including me! It’s an extremely rewarding and empowering experience to be part of a team that is driven to getting businesses in the area to join our programs. When I asked them why they chose to volunteer with Sustainable Waterloo Region, their answers prove […]

Thank you to our ClimateActionWR Volunteers!

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ClimateActionWR is all about community: developing our community climate action plans, engaging the community in our climate goals, and connecting people and organizations from across Waterloo Region in our journey to an equitable, prosperous, resilient low carbon future. That being said, we couldn’t do what we do without the support and involvement of our community […]

Why Our Events Coordinator Loves Working With Volunteers

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When I joined Sustainable Waterloo Region last year as the Events Coordinator, I had been told how incredible the volunteers who made up a significant part of the team were. What I didn’t expect was the dedication, energy, and commitment of these individuals. I was truly blown away by this talented group who are definitely […]

Thank You to our Communications Team!

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About a year ago, I accepted a new role within Sustainable Waterloo Region, taking over the management of our all-powerful, all-volunteer Communications Team. Now ten members strong, our team is responsible for the execution of the organization’s communications strategy. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this team of incredible people including […]

In Manufacturing Process Optimization = Sustainability

The business case for sustainability is not always a simple thing to articulate, but in this article featuring one of the amazing SWR network members, Enviro-Stewards, it is clear that but taking a holistic and step wise approach, the manufacturing sector can reap the benefits of taking action to reduce their carbon footprint.  This article […]