Conrad Grebel joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

[November 1, 2021] Conrad Grebel University College is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive member network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of […]

Voices of Sustainability: Season 1 Recap

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This past summer, Sustainable Waterloo Region was thrilled to expand its presence to the airwaves with a new podcast, Voices of Sustainability! This new podcast aims to amplify diverse voices in the sustainability movement. Throughout season 1, hosts Savonnae Street and Lauren Peng had the opportunity to speak with BIPOC community members working in Waterloo […]

AET Group aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 100% by 2030

[Waterloo, October 7] AET Group has set a 100% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be their second GHG emission target and represents one of the most ambitious targets ever set within the program! AET’s target is also an absolute GHG reduction […]

Research Recap: Robot Farming

Could robots become the future of farming? As concerns about food supply grow with the changing environment due to climate change and other circumstances, increased development in robot farming is being observed as a possible solution to these problems. However, there are also concerns that using more robots in agriculture than currently can create even […]

WalterFedy goes Beyond Zero Carbon

A case study of an impactful project by a member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative WalterFedy is a leading integrated architecture and engineering firm with a history of strong sustainability commitments. They’ve been a member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative since 2011 and have recently launched Beyond Zero Carbon, a campaign that involves ambitious long-term […]

Sustainable & Obsessively Local: Meet Borealis Grille

I recently had the chance to chat with Court Desautels, the Chief Executive Officer of the Neighbourhood Group. This umbrella organization owns Borealis Grille and Bar in Kitchener and Guelph and is obsessively local. We discussed sustainability, building upon heritage, and how the restaurant and umbrella company give back to the community and look forward […]

Research Recap: Transparent Solar Panels

Many people are aware of solar panels, used to generate electricity for buildings and offices. However, did you know that transparent solar panels exist? These transparent panels can be used for areas such as windows, buildings, and many other surfaces. This technology could, in fact, give buildings the potential to produce their own solar energy. […]

Bavarian Window Works joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

[Waterloo, July 28th 2021] Bavarian Window Works is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive member network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of […]