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 […]

Waterloo Region organizations commit to reduce GHG emissions by almost 1,700 tonnes

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Sustainable Waterloo’s 2010 year-end report celebrates a Community Built on Action (WATERLOO, ON) March 22, 2011 – Members of Sustainable Waterloo’s Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) are taking action on climate change with commitments to reduce carbon emissions by almost 1,700 tonnes over the next 10 years – equivalent to taking more than 377 cars off […]

Forging Media Partnerships

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November through March is a busy time at Sustainable Waterloo Region. That’s not to say we spend the other eight months of the year watching the grass grow and clouds float by, but December is our fiscal and carbon accounting year end, which marks the beginning of planning and writing our year-end report and the […]