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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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Research Recap: Solar Ovens
Research Recap: Solar Ovens
When people think of solar energy, they often think of using it for the sake of replacing commonly-known sources of energy. However, did you know that solar energy can also be used for cooking? Solar ovens are increasingly popular as tools for cooki ...
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WalterFedy goes Beyond Zero Carbon
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 Regi ...
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Sustainable & Obsessively Local: Meet Borealis Grille
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 ...
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Research Recap: Transparent Solar Panels
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 surfa ...
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Bavarian Window Works joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative
Bavarian Window Works joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative
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 ...
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Research Recap: Tidal Wave Energy
Research Recap: Tidal Wave Energy
Is it possible that one day, our main source of energy could come from the sea itself? Tidal energy stations currently exist all over the world as alternative sources of energy, from Canada to South Korea! Researchers are looking into ways to furthe ...
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Waste Reduction Target Launch
Waste Reduction Target Launch
The Regional Sustainability Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a new sustainability target option for Pledging Partners in Milestone 4.  Previously, the Regional Sustainability Initiative offered 3 sustainability target option ...
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MTE Consultants aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 10% by 2029
MTE Consultants aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 10% by 2029
MTE Consultants’ Kitchener office has set a 10% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2029, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. This target will be the first within a new Pledge Level calle ...
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Eco Anxiety Event Summary

On April 22, 2021, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted Dr. Katie Hayes for a compelling webinar on Environment and Mental Health: The Rise of Eco Anxiety in a Changing Climate. Dr. Hayes, a Policy Analyst with Health Canada, began by acknowledging how appropriate the topic was for discussion on Earth Day: “a day when we are […]

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Webinar Recap: Creating a Carbon Budget

On Thursday, September 10th, we were lucky to have Maurya Braun from the City of Edmonton and Karine Hertzberg and Catrin Robertsen from the City of Oslo to educate and share their approaches for advancing a climate budget in their communities. Want to incorporate a climate budget? Keep reading to get expert advice! What Is […]

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Webinar Recap: Culture Gap Assessment Using the Embedding Project

On Wednesday, June 10th, Kathryn Cooper from the Sustainability Learning Centre joined us to educate our guests on how to implement the Sustainability Culture Gap Assessment using the Embedding Project. Kathryn covers what the Embedding Project is, how some companies use the information from the assessment to shape their sustainable operations and other useful tools. […]

What On Earth Can We Do? Moving forward from the 50th Earth Week

The end of earth week has come and we are thinking back not only over the past week but over the last 50 years of Earth Days. It is amazing to see how the conversation has changed in so many ways, and not in other ways. Sustainable Waterloo Region is focused on supporting the community […]

Earth Day 2020

Earth day. It is hard to believe that 50 years ago was the first Earth Day. The first time that we all stopped to think about this planet we all call home. It was part of a movement that has grown and evolved to become much bigger, drawing governments and organizations from around the world […]

B Corp and Beyond: Event Recap

Becoming a B Corp – Why and How This morning, Sustainable Waterloo Region held a breakfast event at EY to give some more insight about ways to improve your e-score, and the benefits of becoming a B Corp. The environment score (e-score) is calculated from an online assessment that measures and compares your environmental score […]

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Facing Climate Change – A 2016 Summary presented by Dianne Saxe

Last week, Stantec in Waterloo hosted the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe, who presented a summary of Ontario’s 2016 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. With a full room of attendees, all eager to hear how we stand and how much progress has actually been accomplished, Dianne presented the facts with no beating around the bush. As […]

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Facing Climate Change with the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

On March 9th 2017, Sustainable Waterloo Region will be hosting and event with Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, for an evening presentation on Ontario’s emission levels and the role the Ontario Government intends to play to reduce them. Shifting her career in 2015 from an environmental lawyer to being the environmental commissioner, she now […]

How HP Thrives in a Circular Economy

Last week Frances Edmonds, the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada joined Sustainable Waterloo Region and its members for a conversation over breakfast at the Delta Hotel in Waterloo ON. The primary focus of her discussion was the need to move away from a linear economy – one in which we as consumers ‘take, make, […]

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Environmental Policies – Planning for What’s to Come

On May 3rd, 2016 Sustainable Waterloo Region held a long awaited breakfast event on Environmental Policy Planning at the CIGI Building. Due to winter storms, the event was postponed earlier in February. The event was a combination of short info sessions, followed by the presenters engaging the audience in a panel discussion. The Environmental Policies […]

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