Category Archives: Blog

EHT Group joins the Impact Network

EHT Group is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on environmental sustainability. They use […]

Tri-Mach Group joins the Impact Network

Tri-Mach Group (TMG) is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on environmental sustainability. They […]

Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region team puts sustainability first

Member Highlight Gowling WLG

By Aisling Dennett Even as an international law firm with a presence in numerous countries and jurisdictions, Gowling WLG is still deeply rooted in the communities they serve. This is exemplified by their Waterloo Region location, which has been part of the community for over 30 years. As a member of Sustainable Waterloo Region since […]

Research Recap: Recycling Roads

Image of recycled roads

Could it be possible that future roads will be made of recycled materials? With increasing concerns about the waste created by construction, some are trying to lessen this issue or solve this problem by creating roads made out of recycled materials, often plastic. By doing so, they hope to create durable, longer-lasting roads while also […]

Welcoming Novocol Pharma to the Impact Network!

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Novocol Pharma has joined the Impact Network as an Observing Organization! As a member, Novocol gains access to an extensive member network of organizations that share and learn sustainability best practices. Our network helps members improve their understanding of the impact of their operations and gives […]

So Fresh & So Clean: SWR Launches a New Brand!

If you’re looking around our website and notice that something is looking a little different–that’s because it is! Sustainable Waterloo Region officially has a new website, new branding, new names for some of our programs, and even changes to our social media channels! After a year in the making and a lot of hard work […]

Research Recap: Eating Bugs As A Meat Alternative

Could eating bugs become mainstream in the future? With increasing concerns surrounding food shortages and supplying enough for everyone to eat, as well as those looking to eat more sustainably, many are starting to approach eating bugs as a solution to this issue. Eating bugs is a fairly well-known meat alternative but has yet to […]

Research Recap: Spray-On Solar Panels

Could Spray-On Solar Panels be the future of energy? There are many institutions and companies that are currently developing spray-on solar panels for mass production. Since spray-on solar panels can be used on uneven surfaces, this could hugely widen the amount of materials it could be used on to create renewable energy worldwide.  What Are […]