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The Future of E-Score: Introducing SDG Progress Tracking

The Regional Sustainability Initiative is excited to bring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Progress Tracking to Reporting Members! The Sustainable Development Goal Action Manager (SDG AM), a tool created by the UN Global Compact and B-Lab was developed by B-Lab to allow companies to internally assess their operations against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The […]

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 […]

Webinar Recap: Creating a Carbon Budget

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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 […]

Webinar Recap: Culture Gap Assessment Using the Embedding Project

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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 […]