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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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When we return to our offices, why not start composting?

Feeling inspired by Waste month in October? Want to keep the momentum going and decrease your Office waste every month? Well, you have come to the right place! As many organizations plan their return to office workspaces, we collectively have a unique opportunity to implement new, more sustainable business practices. A sustainable future is important […]

The Sustainable Working Series: Reducing Waste in the (Home) Office

COVID-19 is changing the very nature of employee engagement and workplace culture, including the culture of sustainability within businesses. Working from home during the pandemic has had positive impacts on the environment, but as lockdown measures ease and offices reopen, carbon emissions are on the rise. The Sustainable Working Blog Series will provide guidance on […]

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Reducing Your Waste While You Work From Home

2020 is likely the year when many of us started working from home for the first time and it has meant big  changes, to our routines, workspaces, and more! After having time to adjust and adapt, it may be the right time to reflect on how we can ensure we are reducing our impact now […]

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Webinar Recap: Creating a Carbon Budget

On Thursday, September 10th, we were lucky to have Maurya Braun from the City of Edmonton and Karine Hertzberg and Catrin Robertsen from the City of Oslo to educate and share their approaches for advancing a climate budget in their communities. Want to incorporate a climate budget? Keep reading to get expert advice! What Is […]

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Webinar Recap: Culture Gap Assessment Using the Embedding Project

On Wednesday, June 10th, Kathryn Cooper from the Sustainability Learning Centre joined us to educate our guests on how to implement the Sustainability Culture Gap Assessment using the Embedding Project. Kathryn covers what the Embedding Project is, how some companies use the information from the assessment to shape their sustainable operations and other useful tools. […]

Webinar Recap: Building your Green/Sustainability Team Plan

On Wednesday, May 27th, we had our second Webinar Wednesday of the spring! Kathryn Cooper from the Sustainability Learning Centre returned to give our attendees knowledge on how to build an awesome sustainable team plan. If you want to get your colleagues engaged in more sustainable operations, read on to learn more! COVID-19 Impact on […]

Webinar Recap: A Business Case for Sustainability that your Executives will Love

On Wednesday June 3rd, we had our third Webinar Wednesday of the spring. Bob Willard joined us from Sustainability Advantage to educate our attendees on how to make a business case for sustainability. Want to make your business operations more sustainable? Read on to learn how to make the case using the free and open-source […]

Electrifying the Waterloo Region Part One: The Story So Far

Blog reposted with permission from ClimateActionWR, original posting found here. Progress on Community Climate Action Blog Series  In 2013, ClimateActionWR, led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, collaborated with the Region of Waterloo, and the Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo to create the first Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region. This Climate Action […]

Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that the Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative! This program supports organizations across the region in setting ambitious and realistic sustainability targets. Greenway-Chaplin joins the initiative as an Observing Organization.  “It is so exciting to have a community centre as part of the Regional […]

Celebrating 2019’s Sustainable Waterloo Region Award Winners

And the SWR Award goes to ….. On Thursday Mike Farwell at 570 News helped us to recognize all the area municipalities and their incredible movement towards a low carbon future in 2019. This year’s SWR award for Partnership of the Year was given to the Region of Waterloo, The City of Cambridge, The City […]

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