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Studio Locale Increases GHG Reduction Target To 60%

[January 2024] Studio Locale has increased their greenhouse gas reduction target from 20% to 60% as a Pledging Partner with Sustainable Waterloo Region supported by the Impact Network.  Studio Locale’s increased target remains an absolute GHG reduction target, including the optional Scope 3 emissions to track employee commuting. They will also report on electricity and […]

15 Years of SWR: Giving the Gift of Time

SWR has been showing the love to Waterloo region (and beyond) for 15 years now. And looking back it is hard to believe that so much time has passed and so much has been accomplished.  During this time we have worked with businesses, municipalities, organizations, the community in general, to build a better future for […]

Connecting with Our Community and the Earth: A Re-cap of our 2023 Microforest Planting Season

In 2023, we saw our Microforest Planting Program grow exponentially – not only in size, but in quality, connection, and participation. We planted 12 different microforests across the Waterloo Region, expanding east to Woolwich and west to Wilmot. We saw new types of trees and shrubs serving new purposes, and created days of remembering and […]

Could The Metaverse Be An Environmental Solution?

Could the Metaverse be a solution to current environmental issues?  What Is The Metaverse? The Metaverse is a collective virtual open space created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. It provides enhanced immersive experiences, and activities such as participating in virtual social experiences can take place in the Metaverse.  Since the […]

Studio Locale aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%

[December 15, 2022] Studio Locale has set a 20% greenhouse gas reduction target, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Impact Network. This is their first target as a Pledging Partner! Studio Locale’s target is an absolute GHG reduction target, and includes the optional Scope 3 emissions to track employee commuting. They will also report on electricity […]

Nopak Canada joins the Impact Network

[December 12, 2022] Nopak Canada 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 in our network have invested in better understanding the impacts of their operations on […]

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 […]

Announcing the Carbon Cleanse 2021 winners!

The Regional Sustainability Initiative’s 7th Annual Carbon Cleanse has come to a close! Thank you to all member organization’s who participated.  This year’s Carbon Cleanse was completely remote, with employees of member organizations completing challenges from the comfort of home often with friends and pets alongside! Challenges this year focused on improving sustainability awareness in […]

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 […]