How Will our Mayoral Candidates Support an Environmentally Sustainable Waterloo Region?

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With the election less than a month away and mayoral candidates campaigning in full swing, it’s time for residents in Waterloo Region to think hard about the issues that are important to them, and how our elected officials are going to represent us in their respective offices, be they in Cambridge, in Kitchener, in Waterloo, […]

A Valuable Lesson: Social Media Breakfast Waterloo Region

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This past Wednesday, September 22, Sustainable Waterloo Region’s events manager, Helena, and I attended Social Media Breakfast Waterloo Region at the Kitchener Market. The guest speaker, Joe Thornley, spoke about “Building Relationships. Creating Opportunities” within the sphere of social media. I enjoyed attending Social Media Breakfast Waterloo Region and would recommend attending future breakfasts – […]

The Launch of MemberLink

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Tomorrow is a big day for Sustainable Waterloo Region. Not only are we hosting our first event of our 2010/2011 event season, but we are also launching a new online community for our Regional Carbon Initiative members.  MemberLink will provide a central, collaborative space for our Regional Carbon Initiative members to share ideas and resources […]

The World’s Oldest Living Things

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If you had the chance, what would you ask a 9,550 year old spruce tree? I’ve been thinking about this question for a few days and I’m still not sure. If it was 200 years old, I’d ask it what piece of technology has changed the world the most. If it was 2000 years old […]

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 […]