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Waste Reduction Target Launch

The Regional Sustainability Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a new sustainability target option for Pledging Partners in Milestone 4.  Previously, the Regional Sustainability Initiative offered 3 sustainability target options a member could choose to set when they reach Milestone 4: Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets Waste Diversion Targets  Water Impact Reduction Targets  […]

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MTE Consultants aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 10% by 2029

MTE Consultants’ Kitchener office has set a 10% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2029, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be the first within a new Pledge Level called Foundational Targets.  MTE’s target is an absolute GHG reduction target and includes emission sources from their facility in Waterloo […]

3D Printed Accessories

Research Recap: 3D Printing the Clothes You Wear

Could 3D printed clothing be the future of fashion? As consumers raise concerns about the current state of fashion and its impact on the environment, the same goes for possible solutions to these issues. Brands all over the world are trying to incorporate 3D printing into their collections, as awareness grows about the waste that […]

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Fostering a Culture of Sustainability in a Multi-Unit Office Building: A Theory of Change

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES “It is not only in the external physical environment, but just as much in our cultures […] that change has to take place, if we are to have a world that is sustainable for the human race in the future” Sture Packalén Since its inception, evolv1 has aspired to be […]

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Thank You to Our Regional Sustainability Initiative Volunteers!

Over the last 10 years, I have volunteered in various roles across the organization helping with Year-End Report, Fundraising and Business Development and now have the honour of supporting Sustainable Waterloo Region as a member of the staff team. I love the flexibility of our organization’s volunteer model for providing opportunities to learn new skills, […]

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Thank You to Our Volunteer Functional Area Managers!

Volunteer Leadership = Volunteer Leaders When I tell people that we have entire functional areas of SWR that are managed and operated with volunteers, they often can’t believe it. In fact we have many that are run by an incredible group of volunteer Functional Area Managers (FAMs). This powerhouse of people bring incredible passion and […]

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Thank You to Our Finance & Fund Development Volunteers!

At SWR, we’re so lucky to have volunteers that are willing to contribute their wide range of skills to the organization. For example, those that connect to our organization’s financial well being on our Finance Team or our Fund Development Team. These individuals bring a combination of relationship-building skills, core business skills, professionalism, and technical […]

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Thank You to Our Business Development Team!

Our Business Development team is composed of all remote volunteers – including me! It’s an extremely rewarding and empowering experience to be part of a team that is driven to getting businesses in the area to join our programs. When I asked them why they chose to volunteer with Sustainable Waterloo Region, their answers prove […]

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Thank You, HR Volunteers!

Thank you to my HR team volunteers!  When I joined the SWR team as a volunteer myself almost six years ago, I took on the HR activities of the organization, working closely with Lisa Chapman and relying on the support of the staff team. About a year or so ago, Taginder joined the HR team, where […]

Carbon Cleanse 2021 - MTE (1st), Diva International (2nd), AET (3rd)

Announcing the Carbon Cleanse 2021 winners!

The Regional Sustainability Initiative’s 7th Annual Carbon Cleanse has come to a close! Thank you to all member organization’s who participated.  This year’s Carbon Cleanse was completely remote, with employees of member organizations completing challenges from the comfort of home often with friends and pets alongside! Challenges this year focused on improving sustainability awareness in […]

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