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 […]

The Gifts of Gratitude

A gratitude practice can take many forms, but when done regularly it has numerous mental and physical benefits for us as individuals. In a year when workplaces have changed, persevered and had to adapt in ways they could not have foreseen, we wanted to end the year being mindful of all that we have to […]

The Gifts of Gratitude

Our team regularly shares what we are grateful for, to bring to mind the good in a time when it can be so easy to focus on the hardships we may be dealing with. It can be something simple like a cat snuggle, or a new show to binge watch (that one is popular) or […]

EVs in Waterloo Region as an integral part of the Climate Action Plan

Climate action in the Waterloo Region provides an incredible opportunity for the uptake of electric vehicle infrastructure at all levels. Working collaboratively with the Waterloo Region and community residents provides opportunities to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders. Achieving environmental sustainability in the Region of Waterloo will require community-based efforts. At the local level, effects […]

Winter Wellness

It doesn’t matter how you choose to describe this period of history we seem to find ourselves in – challenging, unprecedented or one of the many euphemisms we have started using to basically say, it really just sucks. At this point that sums it up for most of us. The summer at least meant sunshine […]

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