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Eat. Network. Sleep. Repeat.

“It’s more about who you know than what you know” “Networking is so important for your career” “You should start building connections NOW” Networking. Connections. Networking. Business. Networking. A few months ago I started volunteering with Sustainable Waterloo Region as their Public Relations Manager. Every week we have team meetings where we discuss different business […]

5 Lessons for Building a Sustainable Culture

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On October 4th, Sustainable Waterloo Region held their first educational forum of the 2012/2013 Regional Carbon Initiative event season surrounding the business case for “Building a Sustainable Culture”. Two speakers motivated Wilfrid Laurier’s packed Paul Martin Hall full of business leaders and sustainability enthusiasts in the area. Anthea Rowe from the Network for Business Sustainability […]

Congratulations, Catherine Fife!

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I am happy to have the honour, on behalf of Sustainable Waterloo Region, of congratulating Catherine Fife on becoming the elected representative for the residents of the Kitchener-Waterloo riding. Ms. Fife was sworn in this morning as a Member of Provincial Parliament, joining other provincial and federal leaders in Waterloo Region including: Federally Harold Albrecht […]

The Moving Diaries

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In September 2011, Sustainable Waterloo Region’s office moved from its cherished Uptown Waterloo location. While sad to say goodbye to the office that saw the first two and half very formative years of the organization, the team is excited to make the move to the vibrant, creative and collaborative space that is the Tannery District. […]

Keeping the Fire Going

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In my last post, I framed my upcoming vacation as a mix of adventure & renewal. Following this theme, the night before being back in the office I wrote this update. — Renewal: In Search of Work Life Balance When I had set off on an extended time away from the office about a month ago, […]

Lessons from XCG: Changing Their Baseline

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XCG Consultants Ltd. was founded in Kitchener in 1990 when 2 engineers, (Richard Rush and Stephen Nutt) left a large consulting firm to launch a practice of their own (hence XCG; ‘Ex Canviro Guys’). Since then, their team of environmental scientists and engineers have been practicing environmental leadership in five offices in Canada and the […]

In the Course of 4 Months

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Friday was the first snowfall of the winter and I can say the feeling is peculiar. Peculiar because it reminds me that my coop term here at Sustainable Waterloo Region is rapidly coming to an end and the fact that on the way to my first team meeting, I was sweating walking to the office […]