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 […]

From a Classroom to 22 King Street South

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As a second year in the Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo, this Sustainable Waterloo Region co-op placement is rather ideal. In the (collective) 12 months I’ve been in the study portion of my program, I have learnt quite a few expressions, concepts and theories that I was told would apply to […]

Zero-Carbon Zucchinis

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Today, walking home in the freezing cold February weather, all I could think about was zucchinis. In my 5 minute walk home from work I had passed at least 15 houses with 15 accompanying backyards with 15 snowy lawns. And that’s when it came to me – those lawns could produce a lot of zucchinis. […]

Sharing the Model

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Last Wednesday morning, I was a part of a very special event: Niagara Sustainability Initiative’s first Educational Forum. As I excitedly walked up to the registration table at the event, three very pleasant volunteers asked me my name, provided me with a nametag, and followed up this very typical registration process with an unusual, yet […]

Finally Facebook

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It is the biggest social networking site of this generation. Boasting over 500 million active users, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the words “social media.” 700 billion minutes are spent browsing the site every month. And yet, before today, you would not find an official Sustainable Waterloo Region presence […]

There is a WE (somewhere) in Sustainable Waterloo Region

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When it came time to finalize the planning of our next educational forum, we were already teetering towards the idea of a general interest climate change update. We wanted to present this topic because last year at this time Sustainable Waterloo Region held a successful educational forum on the implications of the UN’s climate change […]

5 Questions about our Website Redesign

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Currently we’re reassessing the Sustainable Waterloo Region website and wondering if we provide people with the experience they’re looking for when they visit. Over the last few weeks, as we got this project off the ground, we’ve chosen not to take the standard redesign approach. Instead we’re taking the website update from the angle of […]

Grappling with an Intimidating Possibility: Advocacy

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Sustainable Waterloo Region has historically been a non-profit focused on service delivery as a means of achieving our mission. Our mission, though it has evolved over the past three years, has always had the word ‘collaborative’ in it. And collaboration has been a core value since the beginning, while continuing to define the organization. Personally, […]