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The Regional Sustainability Initiative welcomes the Mennonite Economic Development Associates
The Regional Sustainability Initiative welcomes the Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! Through this membership they gain access to an extens ...
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Research Recap: Spray-On Solar Panels
Research Recap: Spray-On Solar Panels
Could Spray-On Solar Panels be the future of energy? There are many institutions and companies that are currently developing spray-on solar panels for mass production. Since spray-on solar panels can be used on uneven surfaces, this could hugely wid ...
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Giving Thanks in 2021
Giving Thanks in 2021
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 4 While the Culture of Sustainability program continued to remain virtual over the past year due to the pandemic, we still had the opportunity to connect and support each other th ...
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17 Plant Based Recipes to try this Holiday Season
17 Plant Based Recipes to try this Holiday Season
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 3 For week three of our Sustainable Holiday Series, we will be diving into the wonderful world of plant based recipes. Whether you want to try something new or are adapting an old ...
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Hosting a Sustainable Event
Hosting a Sustainable Event
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY- SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 2 Update – Since the timing of this post, the landscape of the pandemic in the region and beyond has changed substantially. Our recommendation would be to consider a virtual event f ...
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OTF Resilient Communities Grant helps businesses in Waterloo Region become more sustainable
OTF Resilient Communities Grant helps businesses in Waterloo Region become more sustainable
Waterloo, ON – Sustainable Waterloo Region is rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, thanks to a Resilient Communities Building Fund Grant over 12 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, OTF. The OTF grant helped the organizati ...
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Sustainable Gift Giving in Waterloo Region
Sustainable Gift Giving in Waterloo Region
CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY- SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 1 Whether you are back in the office or still working remotely, holiday get-togethers and gift exchanges are just around the corner. Becoming more sustainably minded doesn’t mean forgoing ...
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Sustainability in Business 101
Sustainability in Business 101
This is part 1 of a part 2 series covering the Sustainability in Business 101 event. Make sure to check out the Q and A in part 2! On September 7, 2021, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted four program members to cover the topic of Sustainability ...
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New member announcement MEDA joins as an observing organization

The Regional Sustainability Initiative welcomes the Mennonite Economic Development Associates

[January 11, 2022] Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! Through this membership they gain access to an extensive member network to learn best practices to create a culture of sustainability that will engage employees as advocates, as […]

Research Recap: Spray-On Solar Panels

Could Spray-On Solar Panels be the future of energy? There are many institutions and companies that are currently developing spray-on solar panels for mass production. Since spray-on solar panels can be used on uneven surfaces, this could hugely widen the amount of materials it could be used on to create renewable energy worldwide.  What Are […]

Giving Thanks in 2021

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 4 While the Culture of Sustainability program continued to remain virtual over the past year due to the pandemic, we still had the opportunity to connect and support each other through virtual events, newsletters, and social media posts. We hope that these endeavours helped those within the […]

17 Plant Based Recipes to try this Holiday Season

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 3 For week three of our Sustainable Holiday Series, we will be diving into the wonderful world of plant based recipes. Whether you want to try something new or are adapting an old favourite, you will find options below!  Let’s get started with this week’s recipe round […]

Hosting a Sustainable Event

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY- SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 2 Update – Since the timing of this post, the landscape of the pandemic in the region and beyond has changed substantially. Our recommendation would be to consider a virtual event for your organization once again this year and to continue to follow the recommendation of public health […]

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OTF Resilient Communities Grant helps businesses in Waterloo Region become more sustainable

Waterloo, ON – Sustainable Waterloo Region is rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, thanks to a Resilient Communities Building Fund Grant over 12 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, OTF. The OTF grant helped the organization invest in the hiring of a change management specialist and program evaluator to help with virtual program […]

Sustainable Gift Giving in Waterloo Region

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY- SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 1 Whether you are back in the office or still working remotely, holiday get-togethers and gift exchanges are just around the corner. Becoming more sustainably minded doesn’t mean forgoing gift giving for coworkers, friends and family. Here in Waterloo Region we have a number of local businesses that […]

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Sustainability in Business 101

This is part 1 of a part 2 series covering the Sustainability in Business 101 event. Make sure to check out the Q and A in part 2! On September 7, 2021, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted four program members to cover the topic of Sustainability in Business: Stephanie McCallum, Kuntz Electroplating (RSI member since 2016) […]

The Balsillie School of International Affairs joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! The BSIA is a collaborative partnership between the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the public policy think tank, the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The unique integration […]

Research Recap: 3D Printed Buildings

Could the future of building construction be 3D printing? There are increased efforts to 3D print buildings to reduce waste in construction and use more recycled materials to create homes. With many new projects and technologies being developed focusing on 3D-printing through companies such as WASP and the Horizon Legacy Group, it is possible that […]

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