Fostering a Culture of Sustainability in a Multi-Unit Office Building: A Theory of Change

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES “It is not only in the external physical environment, but just as much in our cultures […] that change has to take place, if we are to have a world that is sustainable for the human race in the future” Sture Packalén Since its inception, evolv1 has aspired to be […]

Thank You to Our Regional Sustainability Initiative Volunteers!

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Over the last 10 years, I have volunteered in various roles across the organization helping with Year-End Report, Fundraising and Business Development and now have the honour of supporting Sustainable Waterloo Region as a member of the staff team. I love the flexibility of our organization’s volunteer model for providing opportunities to learn new skills, […]

Thank You to Our Volunteer Functional Area Managers!

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Volunteer Leadership = Volunteer Leaders When I tell people that we have entire functional areas of SWR that are managed and operated with volunteers, they often can’t believe it. In fact we have many that are run by an incredible group of volunteer Functional Area Managers (FAMs). This powerhouse of people bring incredible passion and […]

Thank You to Our Finance & Fund Development Volunteers!

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At SWR, we’re so lucky to have volunteers that are willing to contribute their wide range of skills to the organization. For example, those that connect to our organization’s financial well being on our Finance Team or our Fund Development Team. These individuals bring a combination of relationship-building skills, core business skills, professionalism, and technical […]

Thank You to Our Business Development Team!

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Our Business Development team is composed of all remote volunteers – including me! It’s an extremely rewarding and empowering experience to be part of a team that is driven to getting businesses in the area to join our programs. When I asked them why they chose to volunteer with Sustainable Waterloo Region, their answers prove […]

Announcing the Carbon Cleanse 2021 winners!

The Regional Sustainability Initiative’s 7th Annual Carbon Cleanse has come to a close! Thank you to all member organization’s who participated.  This year’s Carbon Cleanse was completely remote, with employees of member organizations completing challenges from the comfort of home often with friends and pets alongside! Challenges this year focused on improving sustainability awareness in […]

Thank you to our ClimateActionWR Volunteers!

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ClimateActionWR is all about community: developing our community climate action plans, engaging the community in our climate goals, and connecting people and organizations from across Waterloo Region in our journey to an equitable, prosperous, resilient low carbon future. That being said, we couldn’t do what we do without the support and involvement of our community […]

Why Our Events Coordinator Loves Working With Volunteers

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When I joined Sustainable Waterloo Region last year as the Events Coordinator, I had been told how incredible the volunteers who made up a significant part of the team were. What I didn’t expect was the dedication, energy, and commitment of these individuals. I was truly blown away by this talented group who are definitely […]

Thank You to our Communications Team!

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About a year ago, I accepted a new role within Sustainable Waterloo Region, taking over the management of our all-powerful, all-volunteer Communications Team. Now ten members strong, our team is responsible for the execution of the organization’s communications strategy. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this team of incredible people including […]