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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 […]

IBM’s 16:1 Advantage by Going Green

I had the privilege of attending the Davos Energy Summit a couple of weeks ago and heard all kinds of global perspectives on the future of energy and the use of energy by countries, communities, and individual businesses.  One of the panel discussions I attended featured an amazing speaker from IBM, Edan Dionne. Edan is […]

HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that HIP Developments 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 they look to set ambitious and […]

Regional Sustainability Initiative Event Recap: Working from Home & Sustainability

On January 14th the Regional Sustainability Initiative invited GSP Group’s Megan Gereghty and Quarry’s Tony Mohr to share their organization’s work from home experience both before and during the current pandemic with program members. Exploring both their challenges and successes in the shift to remote work, both organizations demonstrated how companies can reap the sustainability […]

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 business in the last year of her undergraduate degree. She began by shopping second hand, […]

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 better in the wake of COVID-19 will mean continuing this trend of decreasing transportation-associated emissions and committing to more sustainable […]

Waterloo Region District School Board aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 20% by 2030

[Waterloo, November 20, 2020] The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has set a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030, supported by Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. The WRDSB includes 128 buildings and 365 portables and portapaks, and their 20% commitment represents one of many tangible actions towards reducing the GHGs […]