Author Archives: Sustainable Waterloo Region

EHT Group joins the Impact Network

EHT Group is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on environmental sustainability. They use […]

Tri-Mach Group joins the Impact Network

Tri-Mach Group (TMG) is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on environmental sustainability. They […]

Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region team puts sustainability first

Member Highlight Gowling WLG

By Aisling Dennett Even as an international law firm with a presence in numerous countries and jurisdictions, Gowling WLG is still deeply rooted in the communities they serve. This is exemplified by their Waterloo Region location, which has been part of the community for over 30 years. As a member of Sustainable Waterloo Region since […]

Township of Woolwich Announces a 20% Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target by 2027

[Township of Woolwich, December – 2019] The Township of Woolwich has set a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2027, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. Setting this 20% target represents a tangible action by Woolwich Township towards reducing GHG emissions from their corporate energy consumption. The municipality will examine not […]

Take a trip on the LRT

The Region of Waterloo recently launched Stage 1 of the ION light rail transit (LRT). With a total of 19 stops, the light rail runs from Conestoga station in Waterloo to Fairway station in Kitchener. This new transportation service provides an efficient, and convenient alternative commuting method, and will reduce the usage of cars in […]

Building More than an Exhibition: THEMUSEUM Brings Awareness of Climate Crisis to KW

THEMUSUEM, located in downtown Kitchener, is no stranger to sustainability, having hosted the “Transporting your Business” discussion in June. Now, in order to bring a conversation about climate change to Waterloo Region, THEMUSEUM is looking to bring international artists and local innovators together to address this crisis. The result? A Climate Festival called ALARM. Sustainable […]

EY Leads Lunch & Learn on Sustainable Financial Reporting

Last week, the Accelerator Center hosted a Lunch and Learn on the topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration for small-medium sized businesses. Jane Brid (Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability Services) and Jessica Knutson (Manager) from EY led the discussion on how market leaders have used frameworks to support a low carbon economy. […]

Transporting your Business

     On Thursday, June 13, the Regional Sustainability Initiative hosted “Transporting your Business” at THEMUSEUM located in Kitchener, Ontario. There were three speakers from North, Quarry and Geotab, all discussing opportunities for businesses to reduce their transportation-related carbon emissions and provide employees with alternative transportation choices. According to ClimateActionWR’s 2015 report,  27% of greenhouse […]

Conestoga Meats & Enviro-Stewards Share Sustainable Waterloo Region Partnership Award

The Evening of Recognition is always a highlight of our year, and we love being able to connect with the community and share the stories of the work and achievements our members are undertaking. This year, we were excited to recognize two of our members who partnered to achieve a shared environmental goal with the […]