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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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In Manufacturing Process Optimization = Sustainability
In Manufacturing Process Optimization = Sustainability
The business case for sustainability is not always a simple thing to articulate, but in this article featuring one of the amazing SWR network members, Enviro-Stewards, it is clear that but taking a holistic and step wise approach, the manufactur ...
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Go Green – It’s Good For Business
Go Green - It’s Good For Business
Throughout our 12 years of supporting organizations to become more financially and environmentally sustainable, we have seen numerous examples of how this work manifests as a strong return on investment for the companies we work with.  Over ...
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Sustainable Spring Cleaning
Sustainable Spring Cleaning
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY BLOG SERIES Spring can have a way of refueling us after a long winter, and this year it brings even more hope than years past. It can also be when we look around and decide it’s time to pick up all the nerf darts tha ...
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Setting a Waste Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
Setting a Waste Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
The Regional Sustainability Initiative works with companies across Waterloo Region to empower them to meet their sustainability goals. We collaborate with organizations like yours to set voluntary targets to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ...
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Setting a Water Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
Setting a Water Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
The Regional Sustainability Initiative works with companies across Waterloo Region to empower them to meet their sustainability goals. We collaborate with organizations like yours to set voluntary targets to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ...
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Setting a GHG Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
Setting a GHG Target with the Regional Sustainability Initiative
The Regional Sustainability Initiative works with companies across Waterloo Region to empower them to meet their sustainability goals. We collaborate with organizations like yours to set voluntary reduction targets in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) ...
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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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The culmination of the year! Our Evening of Recognition

As the Evening of Recognition quickly approaches, the excitement around the office is palpable! Our 2013 Report has gone to print and our Events Team is prepping both speakers and volunteers for the big night. Our largest event of the year, the Evening of Recognition is our way of recognizing the 2013 contributions that individuals […]

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Sustainable Manufacturing is NOT an Oxymoron

What do you think would happen if I told a member of our advanced manufacturing sector that they could be 3 times more profitable? That we have a local example of a company making internal changes and making more money? Would they believe me? How could that be possible? Since I joined Sustainable Waterloo Region […]

Eco-Shift

A Path to Pledging Partnership: Eco-Shift Power

Eco-Shift Power Corp (ESP), a recent Bronze Pledging Partner of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI), has announced a 20% GHG reduction commitment. Eco-Shift Power strives to help organisations locally in Waterloo Region and nationally reduce their impact on the environment by taking economically sensible steps to offset their energy consumption.  The main area of energy […]

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RCI Event Season Sponsorship: Another Node in Waterloo Region’s Sustainability Network

A glass of wine on a St Jacobs patio, with the company of our sponsors – what a wonderful way to finish our 2012/2013 events season this June! Now, only a month after thanking our previous season sponsors, I am thrilled to share that three of these organizations have already indicated that they will be […]

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The Waterloo Region Ripple Effect

On April 18, 400 people gathered at the Waterloo Inn to discuss sustainability and learn from leaders in the community and each other about what this looks like in practice. It was an opportunity to share, learn, and communicate the importance of sustainability right at home in Waterloo Region where we can tangibly see the […]

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Recognizing a Growing Sustainability Network in Waterloo Region

The Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) is in its “busy season”. For most organizations such a time represents stress,long hours, and looking forward to the end. Ours is similar in some aspects, but the reason why we’re excitedly looking toward its end is very different. Our “busy season” of RCI member reporting concludes with a room […]

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Premium Services, Energy Audits, and a conversion to Pledging Partner for Crawford and Company

Excitement and anticipation filled the air in Matthew Day’s car on March 1st as the RCI Premium Services team headed to the office of Crawford and Company for a very important meeting. The team, including Matthew Day, Ana Gonzalez and Tyler Plante, spent the past six months working closely with members of Crawford’s GreenShift team, […]

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Reaching a Tipping Point: What 60 Members Mean, and Why it Can Be Replicated

This month, Sustainable Waterloo Region reached a milestone, announcing its 60th member of the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI). When we launched the RCI in June 2009, 60 members seemed well out of reach with only 3 members in what was still very much just an idea. However, these ambitious and visionary first members – VeriForm […]

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4th Annual Photo Contest Winners!

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you the results of our 4th Annual Photo Contest. Almost 200 photos were submitted by photographers throughout Waterloo Region of all ages and skill levels. We received photos of families, local artwork, sustainable action, iconic local buildings, and key representations of our community and culture. The goal of the […]

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“Building” Sustainability – Local General Contractors Join the RCI

The construction industry has been known for making positive contributions to our lives in various ways; putting up the walls of buildings that support our careers, developing roads that allow us to travel through various walks of life, and constructing the roofs over our head. It makes sense that such a fundamental industry would be […]

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