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Recap: Celebrating Sustainability 2019
Recap: Celebrating Sustainability 2019
Waterloo region is home to so many incredible organizations, innovations,and solutions that are leading toward our stronger, more prosperousfuture. Please join us in celebrating all of them and thanking them for thework they are doing, creating cult ...
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Press Release: Cambridge Named ‘Tree City of the World’
Press Release: Cambridge Named 'Tree City of the World'
Cambridge, Ontario. (March 1st, 2021) – The City of Cambridge has beenrecognized as a Tree City of the World by Tree Canada, The Arbor DayFoundation, and the United Nations for its continued management of thecity’s urban forest. Tree Cities o ...
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The Network in Action – A Big High 5
The Network in Action - A Big High 5
This community and this network are incredible! Today we are so happy to see the work our partner The Cora Group is doing to scale our shared vision and make the partnered efforts and insights that made the evolv1 building a reality. Today the C ...
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IBM’s 16:1 Advantage by Going Green
IBM's 16:1 Advantage by Going Green
I had the privilege of attending the Davos Energy Summit a couple of weeks ago and heard all kinds of global perspectives on the future of energy and the use of energy by countries, communities, and individual businesses.  One of the pan ...
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HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative
HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative
Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that HIP Developments has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! Through this membership they gain access to an extensive member network to learn best ...
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Celebrating our Winners in 2020: Looking back at the Evening of Recognition
Celebrating our Winners in 2020: Looking back at the Evening of Recognition
As with so many in-person events, this year we had to go back to the drawing board with our Evening of Recognition, which honours the amazing accomplishments of our members. This annual celebration is our largest event of the year and is not only an ...
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Regional Sustainability Initiative Event Recap: Working from Home & Sustainability
Regional Sustainability Initiative Event Recap: Working from Home & Sustainability
On January 14th the Regional Sustainability Initiative invited GSP Group’s Megan Gereghty and Quarry’s Tony Mohr to share their organization’s work from home experience both before and during the current pandemic with program members. Exploring both ...
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Interview With Le Prix Fashion and Consulting
Interview With Le Prix Fashion and Consulting
I recently had a call with Robyn, the owner of Le Prix. We discussed all things sustainable fashion, including her store in downtown Kitchener, where the sustainable fashion industry is going and the impact of fast fashion. Robyn started her bus ...
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Sustainable Living During Lockdown
Sustainable Living During Lockdown
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES As we enter another province-wide lockdown many of us are managing the best we can, and I am sure you are looking for normalcy where possible. As much as it is important to manage expectations for yoursel ...
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Regional Sustainability Initiative Member R+T Park is Featured in Case Study

  Regional Sustainability Initiative member R+T Park is featured in a case study highlighting their 40% reduction target and how sustainability has benefited their business thus far. Some of the companies within the park have cited their involvement with sustainability being a positive recruitment tool and a competitive advantage. Due to the park being comprised […]

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Small, Mighty and Serious about Sustainability – Being Green at United Way

Walking into Cathy Snyder’s office at the United Way Kitchener & Waterloo Area workplace, I’m greeted with a warm handshake and a purple streak running through her hair. This United Way’s CFO is leaving the world a little bit better than she found it. She’s a firm believer in ‘every little bit helps.’ Being a […]

The Evolution of the RCI

On June 16th 2009, Sustainable Waterloo Region officially launched its flagship program, the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI). The launch event celebrated the organization’s first three Pledging Partners, which has since grown to a membership of over 60 organizations. In 2015, Veriform was one of three organizations to reach their carbon reduction target, and the first […]

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RCI Members Show Global Leadership

As the RCI team prepares itself for expanding into a program with bigger goals and more targets, we have even more reason to keep up with the progressive work being achieved by B-Corps. These are companies that willingly set out to improve their standards of social and environmental performance through the evaluation of a completed social […]

2015 year end report at the 2016 evening of recognition

Evening of Recognition Recap

Last week we celebrated all the hard work and impressive achievements by our members, and shared some important information about Sustainable Waterloo Region and our vision for the future, which was the theme of the Evening of Recognition event and our 2015 Year End Report. The presentation at Evening of Recognition started with some insights […]

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Crawford Hits Reduction Target

In only 2 years Crawford achieves its GHG reduction target and sets a new goal! July 7, 2015 (Waterloo Region, ON) – Today Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. celebrates having achieved their Green House Gas (GHG) emission reduction target, well ahead of schedule. In January 2013, Crawford became a Bronze Pledging Partner of the Regional […]

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Introducing the 30 Day Carbon Cleanse (Starting March 30th)

Each year the Regional Carbon Initiative gathers feedback from its members. This comes from events, round tables, one-on-ones and year-end questionnaires. This feedback is key to how the RCI operates and the direction their members feels the program should develop. One piece of feedback that the RCI has noted for a number of years now […]

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Untapped Sustainability Resources

During December, Sustainable Waterloo Region held a bright and early seminar at the Waterloo Inn on Financial Incentives that are out there for businesses to take advantage of when trying to follow the sustainable and environmental friendly path. Guests were happy to be spoken to by 6 speakers from various sectors: Union Gas, SaveONenergy, REEP […]

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Why questionnaires are vital to telling sustainability stories

As we start receiving responses back for our 2014 Year-End Questionnaire to our RCI members, I learn to recognize the value generated by these annual questionnaires in helping the RCI communicate your sustainability successes. The RCI recognizes your stories in the Annual Year-End Report, and through other various forms of media, such as social media […]

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The value of peer driven learning

The room a buzz with networking, Sustainable Waterloo Region kicked off our 2014-2015 Regional Carbon Initiative event season on a high note last Thursday with a focus on network connections and organizational green teams. While it is the same Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) we have grown to know and love, members can expect some notable changes […]

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