The Story of Retrofitting 20% of the Parking at 144 Park for Electric Vehicle Charging

This story was contributed by Kerry Mueller. Follow Kerry on Twitter @mueller_kerry My desire to drive an electric vehicle while living in a condo at 144 Park St. in Waterloo, ON was what initiated this project. In the process, it was determined that many more condo owners than expected share that desire. My name is Kerry […]

Faces of SWR – Janet Kimantas

Janet Kimantas joined SWR because it’s an organization that depends on and values its volunteers as much as its staff. She was motivated to get involved because she was looking for a challenge that would also be rewarding. Janet believes that what you get out of an experience is based on your contribution, and she […]

Faces of SWR – Juan Sotés

Juan Sotés joined SWR in 2016 as a Local Policy Researcher on the ClimateActionWR team. Juan recently moved to Canada, and he quickly looked for an organization where he could meet others who share his passion for climate change. Luckily for us, SWR fit the bill and provided Juan with the perfect opportunity to learn […]

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B Corps in the Regional Sustainability Initiative

To make the Regional Sustainability Initiative the best program, we teamed up with B Corp to customize their online assessment for member use. This assessment measures their environmental impact score, or e-score, which can be compared to a database of tens of thousands of other organizations around the world. This assessment focuses on policies and […]

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Small, Mighty and Serious about Sustainability – Being Green at United Way

Walking into Cathy Snyder’s office at the United Way Kitchener & Waterloo Area workplace, I’m greeted with a warm handshake and a purple streak running through her hair. This United Way’s CFO is leaving the world a little bit better than she found it. She’s a firm believer in ‘every little bit helps.’ Being a […]

The Evolution of the RCI

On June 16th 2009, Sustainable Waterloo Region officially launched its flagship program, the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI). The launch event celebrated the organization’s first three Pledging Partners, which has since grown to a membership of over 60 organizations. In 2015, Veriform was one of three organizations to reach their carbon reduction target, and the first […]

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Top 8 Sustainability Stories at University of Waterloo

I spent a recent -afternoon on University of Waterloo’s campus meeting with Mat Thijssen, UW’s Sustainability Coordinator. He’s a tall, soft-spoken, and articulate man who respects data as much as he does the environment. He strikes me as exactly the type of sustainability professional you’d expect to see at UW. On the heels of the […]

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 […]

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It Takes a Village – and What a Village it is!

Looking over my schedule from last week it strikes me how important it is to work as a community. There is the old adage that it takes a community to raise a child, but I have found that it takes a community to do almost anything that is worth doing well. Sustainable Waterloo Region has built […]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region 6th Annual Photo Contest

Sustainable Waterloo Region is so excited to announce the launch of our 6th annual photo contest! Over the past 5 years we have come to see the amazing photos you can take that really show the beauty of Waterloo Region, and we don’t doubt we will see the same submissions this year. This year we will be having […]

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