Commuting and the Impact of LRT

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In a press release last week, Sustainable Waterloo Region highlighted a few of the benefits that light rail transit would bring to our Region, including reducing need for costly parking spaces, recruiting top young talent, and reducing GHG emissions. We reported that, of those keeping track, commuting emissions constitute more than 24% of a Regional […]

Sustainable Waterloo Recommends Region-Wide Light Rail Transit

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(Waterloo, ON) May 5, 2011 – Sustainable Waterloo supports Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Waterloo Region. In a position statement released on Thursday, May 5th, 2011, the organization stated that it is supportive of the Region’s staff recommendation of L3b linking the Conestoga and Fairview Malls from Waterloo to Kitchener, but prefers implementation of the […]

Communication and Collaboration

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As my four months of co-op is wrapping up with Sustainable Waterloo Region, I can take a step back and look at what not only the organization has taught me, but what I think I’m taking from it. What I knew from the start was that it takes effort, communication and collaboration from organizations, and […]

What is Stephen Harper Reading?

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What is Stephen Harper Reading? Every two weeks since April 2007, celebrated Canadian Author Yann Martel (author of the Man Booker Prize winning, ‘Life of Pi’) sends a letter and book to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an effort to humbly, “make suggestions to his stillness”. On March 30, 2009. Martel sent him a book […]

Building a community through social media

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On March 22, we hosted our second annual Evening of Recognition. You can read Mike’s blog about it here so I’m not going to speak too much about the event itself; instead, I’m going to share one of the elements that really stood out for me – the social media buzz that accompanied the event. […]

Landscaping firm quietly transforms its business

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AYR – Ahhhhh …. the peace of an early summer day in Ontario. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. You decide to relax and read on your patio for a spell. Then, the lawn care and landscaping crew arrives next door. The roar of gasoline-powered lawn mowers, equipment and trucks sends you scurrying […]

The New Website Has Launched!

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In just over 2 ½ months we went from early conversations about improving the old Sustainable Waterloo Region website to launching the new site in time for our second annual Evening of Recognition. Idea to action. It’s a common theme around Sustainable Waterloo Region these days. The result is a new website that we hope […]