My Doubts Dug up from the Foundation

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Planning my first event at Sustainable Waterloo Region clouded my head with the wave of emotions it brought: I was nervous because I was filling in the shoes of a more than capable individual that seemed to have no flaws; I was excited because I love planning and organizing events; I was slightly confused because […]

An Opportunity for Understanding

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Inspired by Matthew’s blog and the statement “you don’t build movements with bar graphs,” I was compelled by the question of how to enact social change through the beautification of facts and stats. There is certainly an element of shock and awe that can come from images of natural disasters, or the denaturalization of certain […]

Co-Op Coming to an End

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I am now facing the last two weeks of my co-op term with Sustainable Waterloo Region and it seems like the last four months have flown by. Since day one I have been busy with various tasks and assignments which thankfully have left no time for willing school to start or the summer to end. […]

Why is Community so Important in Creating a Sustainable Future?

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I love Margaret Mead’s famous quote because of its simple truth. I’ve been fortunate in my life to know people who believe in themselves, in good causes, and in the community around […]

Kitchener Radio Group and CHYM Cares

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In early spring, Mike Morrice and I were invited to meet with the Kitchener Radio Group to discuss ways they might be able to “publicize the efforts” of Sustainable Waterloo Region. Meeting with the radio group was a unique opportunity for Sustainable Waterloo Region because radio wasn’t a communication medium we had reached out to […]

Environmental Studies and Business Student Joining SW

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As a 4th year Environmental Studies and Business student at the University of Waterloo, joining the Sustainable Waterloo Region (SW) team could not have come at a better time for me. Through my co-operative education I have had four other placements, none of which came close to providing me with an experience like the one […]

What Makes an Organizational Culture?

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What is an organizational culture? Further, what is this culture of sustainability we speak so much about and all aspire to be a part of here at Sustainable Waterloo Region? To me, it’s an environment that is open, flexible, motivational, and downright inspiring that also provides critical extracurricular opportunities for social interaction, professional development, and […]