Category Archives: Press Releases

Vive Development joins the Impact Network

[March 7, 2023] Vive Development is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s (SWR) newest member of the Impact Network, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, they become connected to an extensive network of like-minded organizations to share and learn best practices. Members of our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 7th Annual Evening of Recognition

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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 […]

TravelWise challenges employees in the Waterloo Region to carpool

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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 […]

General Motors driving environmentally sustainable change

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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, […]

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

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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 […]