Research Recap: Regenerative Agriculture

With climate change beginning to heavily affect agriculture, as well as a  growing world population, there is a growing concern about whether current agricultural practices are enough to provide for everyone. Current, mainstream agricultural practices are contributing to soil degradation and loss. Within 50 years, there may not be enough soil left to feed the […]

Research Recap: Hemp Batteries

Hemp Batteries

Could hemp be a vital source of energy in the future? With increasing concerns about how our primary sources of energy pollute the environment, research and projects are being conducted involving potential alternatives, including making batteries out of hemp.  What Are Hemp Batteries? Hemp is technically from the same species of plant that psychoactive marijuana […]

Research Recap: Cellular Agriculture

Will cellular agriculture become the future of farming? With increasing worries about the sustainability of food production and supply, cellular agriculture could help solve this problem in an eco-friendly way. It could also help reduce the number of animals slaughtered to provide meat and other animal products for consumption.  What Is Cellular Agriculture? Cellular agriculture […]

Celebrating Bike Month in June (and July)

People getting ready for a bike ride

Bike Month is a wrap! Six TravelWise members organised a bike event during the months of June and July. The TravelWise team supported these members by making arrangements for a bike safety check, sharing bike information and giving away bike lights and other bike accessories.  We extended bike month into July to accomodate a member who wanted […]

Launch of the DriveZero Program (formerly ChargeWR)

Electric Car

We are excited to announce the launch of DriveZero!  This Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) program and the work it does should sound familiar, as it is the next step for our ChargeWR program. The focus of this program was to increase the uptake and use of electric vehicles and related infrastructure through collaborative initiatives with […]

AirBoss joins the Impact Network

[July 14, 2022] AirBoss of America Corp. 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 […]

Research Recap: Generating Electricity From Rain

Woman in the dark walking in the rain

Research Recap: Generating Electricity From Rain Could generating electricity from rain be part of the future of energy? Though generating electricity from rain is a relatively new concept compared to tidal wave energy or solar energy, it’s possible that more research and development could make rain a mainstream source of energy in the future.  What […]

Waterloo Brewing Joins the Impact Network

Waterloo Brewing New Member Announcement

Waterloo Brewing is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization!  As a member, Waterloo Brewing will 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. […]

Why Roots Marketing is a SWR Sponsor

Green grass

“The greatness of community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Sustainable Waterloo Region strives to lead the transformation to sustainable systems of energy, mobility and construction to help build a cleaner, more diverse economy and, perhaps most importantly, a more just and equitable community. Compassion for the planet and all […]