Category Archives: News & Updates

IMS pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%

[March, 14 2023] IMS has set a 60% reduction target by 2034, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Impact Network. This is IMS’s first target as a pledging partner! IMS’s target is an absolute reduction target with baseline data from 2020. Their target is based on data from three locations, one in Waterloo Region, and two […]

Engaging Employees in Sustainability through Carbon Cleanse 2023!

We had an exciting time during our 9th Carbon Cleanse Challenge, which took place between the 2nd and the 27th of October, 2023! This exciting annual competition encourages our member organizations and their employees to engage in simple, with fun tasks that reduce environmental impact.

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 […]

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 of the World is a program founded by The Arbor DayFoundation and the Food and Agriculture […]

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 culture and driving these incredible numbers. Each year we celebrate sustainability with our Evening of Recognition, recapping and recognizing […]

Evening of Recognition Goes Digital!

It has been an incredible year of transformation and sustainable community building in Waterloo Region. Although meeting and celebrating in person was not to be this year, we went back to the drawing board to make sure we could still celebrate all of the amazing achievements we have seen throughout 2019. Our brilliant team managed […]

Reflections on COP21

The Sustainable Waterloo Region network has some pretty incredible people in it, and that includes the amazing folks on our board of directors. While none of the SWR core team was able to attend COP21, we were represented there by one of our board members, Ian Rowlands. For those of you that may not have […]

Building on Innovation – The Future of Sustainable Buildings is Already Here

On November 20th 2015, Sustainable Waterloo Region held one of its many speaking events titled “Building on Innovation.” Held at the Tannery Event Centre in the evening hours, the events team created a space where socialising and networking would be encouraged over some drinks and snacks before a bursting agenda of speakers. Our Executive Director, […]

The Greener Way to Vote

Election day is fast approaching and choosing how to vote can be so tricky. Should you vote with your conscience? What about strategic voting? At Sustainable Waterloo Region, we know that it can be tough to get the information needed to make an informed choice when voting for the environment. In order to help with the […]

Sustainable Waterloo Region 6th Annual Photo Contest

Green grass

Sustainable Waterloo Region is so excited to announce the launch of our 6th annual photo contest! Over the past 5 years we have come to see the amazing photos you can take that really show the beauty of Waterloo Region, and we don’t doubt we will see the same submissions this year. This year we will be having […]