Recap: Celebrating Sustainability 2019

Waterloo region is home to so many incredible organizations, innovations,and solutions that are leading toward our stronger, more prosperousfuture. Please join us in celebrating all of them and thanking them for thework they are doing, creating culture and driving these incredible numbers. Each year we celebrate sustainability with our Evening of Recognition, recapping and recognizing […]

Press Release: Cambridge Named ‘Tree City of the World’

Cambridge, Ontario. (March 1st, 2021) – The City of Cambridge has beenrecognized as a Tree City of the World by Tree Canada, The Arbor DayFoundation, and the United Nations for its continued management of thecity’s urban forest. Tree Cities of the World is a program founded by The Arbor DayFoundation and the Food and Agriculture […]

The Network in Action – A Big High 5

This community and this network are incredible! Today we are so happy to see the work our partner The Cora Group is doing to scale our shared vision and make the partnered efforts and insights that made the evolv1 building a reality. Today the Cora Group announces that they are installing another solar panel carport […]

IBM's 16:1 Advantage

IBM’s 16:1 Advantage by Going Green

I had the privilege of attending the Davos Energy Summit a couple of weeks ago and heard all kinds of global perspectives on the future of energy and the use of energy by countries, communities, and individual businesses.  One of the panel discussions I attended featured an amazing speaker from IBM, Edan Dionne. Edan is […]

HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that HIP Developments has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! Through this membership they gain access to an extensive member network to learn best practices to create a culture of sustainability that will engage employees as advocates, as they look to set ambitious and […]

Celebrating our Winners in 2020: Looking back at the Evening of Recognition

As with so many in-person events, this year we had to go back to the drawing board with our Evening of Recognition, which honours the amazing accomplishments of our members. This annual celebration is our largest event of the year and is not only an opportunity to connect with our members and partners but our […]

Regional Sustainability Initiative Event Recap: Working from Home & Sustainability

On January 14th the Regional Sustainability Initiative invited GSP Group’s Megan Gereghty and Quarry’s Tony Mohr to share their organization’s work from home experience both before and during the current pandemic with program members. Exploring both their challenges and successes in the shift to remote work, both organizations demonstrated how companies can reap the sustainability […]

Interview With Le Prix Fashion and Consulting

I recently had a call with Robyn, the owner of Le Prix. We discussed all things sustainable fashion, including her store in downtown Kitchener, where the sustainable fashion industry is going and the impact of fast fashion. Robyn started her business in the last year of her undergraduate degree. She began by shopping second hand, […]

Sustainable Living During Lockdown

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES As we enter another province-wide lockdown many of us are managing the best we can, and I am sure you are looking for normalcy where possible. As much as it is important to manage expectations for yourself and others, you may also be looking for ways to add more purpose […]

The Gifts of Gratitude: Our Partners

In this series, we have had an opportunity to share with you, our community, the incredible organizations that have made our work possible through their sponsorship, funding and partnership.  We cap off this three part gratitude series with a spotlight on those that not only support our work, but elevate it with their expertise and […]

The Sustainable Working Series: Transportation

A Transportation Revolution | The Sustainable Working Series

COVID-19 dramatically changed our travel habits. The sudden shift from driving to work every day to working from home has meant less vehicles on the road, and fewer transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Building back better in the wake of COVID-19 will mean continuing this trend of decreasing transportation-associated emissions and committing to more sustainable […]

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