Author Archives: Liz Dirksen

Media Release: How Enviro-Stewards is Mastering Sustainability

Enviro-Stewards, along with a select few other members have earned the title of Masters Level members. Enviro-Stewards has been a member of the Regional Sustainability initiative since 2011, since joining they have committed to reducing their 2008 greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 80%. They achieved this target in 2015, 3 years ahead of schedule with […]

Evening of Recognition Goes Digital!

It has been an incredible year of transformation and sustainable community building in Waterloo Region. Although meeting and celebrating in person was not to be this year, we went back to the drawing board to make sure we could still celebrate all of the amazing achievements we have seen throughout 2019. Our brilliant team managed […]

Faces of SWR – Amanda Smith

Amanda brought her passion for public policy and writing skills to the ClimateActionWR team at a very ideal time last year; ahead of the Federal Election. As our ‘Policy Researcher’ volunteer, she contacted every candidate within Waterloo Region, asking them tough questions regarding their stances on the climate crisis, and produced a robust blog series […]

Faces of SWR – Armen Poladian

Armen Poladian has been an integral part of Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) since March 2018.  Originally working as our evolvGREEN Communications Coordinator, since February 2019 he has been driving the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and installation of charging stations in Waterloo Region as our ChargeWR Coordinator.  Armen brings to SWR his background in Environmental […]

Faces of SWR – Lauren Peng

Volunteers that bring their knowledge and passions have helped to build SWR. To some, government relations might sound dull but to Lauren P they are her key interest! Lauren is pursuing a graduate degree in Global Governance with a focus on Environmental governance. Her enthusiasm for policy will help SWR to enhance connections at the […]

Faces of SWR – Megan Gereghty

Since coming onboard at the beginning of 2018 as a ‘Local Policy Researcher’, Megan has continued to bring her passion for community-level climate action and environmental policy to the team, to produce ClimateActionWR’s monthly ‘Local Polity Digest’. She brings a range of skills together to research council minutes and updates from across all 8 municipalities […]