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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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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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The Gifts of Gratitude: Our Partners
The Gifts of Gratitude: Our Partners
In this series, we have had an opportunity to share with you, our community, the incredible organizations that have made our work possible through their sponsorship, funding and partnership.  We cap off this three part gratitude series with ...
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A Transportation Revolution | The Sustainable Working Series
A Transportation Revolution | The Sustainable Working Series
COVID-19 dramatically changed our travel habits. The sudden shift from driving to work every day to working from home has meant less vehicles on the road, and fewer transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Building back be ...
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The Gifts of Gratitude
The Gifts of Gratitude
A gratitude practice can take many forms, but when done regularly it has numerous mental and physical benefits for us as individuals. In a year when workplaces have changed, persevered and had to adapt in ways they could not have foreseen, we wa ...
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The Gifts of Gratitude
The Gifts of Gratitude
Our team regularly shares what we are grateful for, to bring to mind the good in a time when it can be so easy to focus on the hardships we may be dealing with. It can be something simple like a cat snuggle, or a new show to binge watch (that on ...
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EVs in Waterloo Region as an integral part of the Climate Action Plan
EVs in Waterloo Region as an integral part of the Climate Action Plan
Climate action in the Waterloo Region provides an incredible opportunity for the uptake of electric vehicle infrastructure at all levels. Working collaboratively with the Waterloo Region and community residents provides opportunities to collabor ...
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Winter Wellness
Winter Wellness
It doesn’t matter how you choose to describe this period of history we seem to find ourselves in – challenging, unprecedented or one of the many euphemisms we have started using to basically say, it really just sucks. At this point that sums it ...
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Media Release: How Enviro-Stewards is Mastering Sustainability

Enviro-Stewards, along with a select few other members have earned the title of Masters Level members. Enviro-Stewards has been a member of the Regional Sustainability initiative since 2011, since joining they have committed to reducing their 2008 greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 80%. They achieved this target in 2015, 3 years ahead of schedule with […]

Township of Woolwich Announces a 20% Corporate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target by 2027

[Township of Woolwich, December – 2019] The Township of Woolwich has set a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2027, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. Setting this 20% target represents a tangible action by Woolwich Township towards reducing GHG emissions from their corporate energy consumption. The municipality will examine not […]

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R+T Park Press Release

SWR would like to formally congratulate the R+T Park Green Team who received formal recognition at Sustainable Waterloo Region’s annual recognition event. A year of collaborative work and pushing the group to a reduction commitment is a great achievement in such a short time! Click to read the Rookie Award Press Release.

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Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 7th Annual Evening of Recognition

KITCHENER, ON April 7th 2016 – Mark your calendars! On April 14, 2016, join leaders in environmental sustainability from around the region as they come together to celebrate the actions and achievements local organizations have made in advancing the sustainability of Waterloo Region. Sustainable Waterloo Region 7th annual Evening of Recognition will feature the release the […]

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TravelWise challenges employees in the Waterloo Region to carpool

KITCHENER, ON​ February 5th, 2016 – February is Carpool Month, and through games, contests, and great prizes TravelWise is making it fun to get people engaged. TravelWise is challenging Waterloo Region businesses to find ways to share rides to work, saving carbon emissions and money, while having fun in the process. “In past years we’ve […]

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General Motors driving environmentally sustainable change

KITCHENER, ON, January 22nd, 2016 – Transportation is one of the top contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, but auto manufacturer General Motors of Canada is working hard to change their impact. From facilities to vehicle General Motors of Canada (GM) is dedicated to taking the right initiatives to protect human health, our natural resources, […]

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Organizations in Waterloo Region taking local action for global climate change

WATERLOO REGION, ON (December 17, 2015) – There have been extraordinary conversations about climate change on the global level over the last week at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, COP21, but closer to home, Waterloo Region is ahead of the curve in taking action to combat climate change. Close to 70 organizations in Waterloo Region, […]

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Vision for leading-edge sustainable building one step closer to reality

May 5, 2015 (Waterloo Region, ON) – Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local environmental not-for-profit, announced at its annual Evening of Recognition on Thursday April 30 that it has entered into an agreement with three Waterloo Region organizations to work together toward the building of a leading-edge sustainable building in Waterloo Region, slated to open in […]

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New Approach to Sustainability Will Lead to First-of-its-Kind Target for University of Waterloo’s David Johnston Research + Technology Park

Waterloo, Ontario, March 5, 2015 – The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is known for sector leading innovation. Now in tandem with the park’s 10th anniversary, they are once again creating change. The park is taking a leadership role in creating a strong culture of sustainability by joining Sustainable Waterloo Region’s (SWR) Regional Carbon […]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region launches new Regional Carbon Initiative membership opportunity; Marsland Centre Ltd. is inaugural member of “Collaborative Facility Membership”

(Waterloo Region, ON) July 15, 2014 – Sustainable Waterloo Region is expanding the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) with the launch of a new Collaborative Facility Membership option, and is excited to welcome the Marsland Centre on Erb Street as the program’s inaugural member. Under the Collaborative Facility Membership option, building tenants are encouraged to partner […]

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