Category Archives: Events

Can You #bikemonthWR?

It’s been one heck of a winter, but now that the warm weather has finally arrived, I’m starting to get into the swing of my summer routine.  The gardening gear is ready, the windows are open, and I’ve pulled out my bike to get ready for my summer commute.  With Waterloo Region’s second annual Bike […]

The culmination of the year! Our Evening of Recognition

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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 […]

Gamification: Not Just Fun and Games

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Challenge and competition have long been an impetus for action. Turn chores into a friendly competition between siblings – who can do it faster or better – and suddenly chores become a game, an outlet to claim prowess over big sister or little brother. A summer camp counsellor can silence a room of eight-year-olds by […]

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

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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 […]

Honesty is the Best Policy

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Just as your parents used to say about your latest fib, honesty is the best policy to ensure you are a trustworthy individual. For companies, honesty can go a long way in ensuring your environmentally conscious consumers trust you and do not leave for competitors. Greenwashing is when a company claims green or sustainable products […]

5 Lessons for Building a Sustainable Culture

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On October 4th, Sustainable Waterloo Region held their first educational forum of the 2012/2013 Regional Carbon Initiative event season surrounding the business case for “Building a Sustainable Culture”. Two speakers motivated Wilfrid Laurier’s packed Paul Martin Hall full of business leaders and sustainability enthusiasts in the area. Anthea Rowe from the Network for Business Sustainability […]