Shad Valley Entrepreneurship Program a guiding force, then and now

Ten years ago I had the opportunity to spend a month at Lakehead University facing science, technology, engineering, math and entrepreneurial challenges as a 2004 Shad. On Oct 23rd, memories of that month flooded back as I joined SWR staff and volunteer colleagues at the 2014 Shad Valley Entrepreneurship Cup to present a group of 2014 Shads with […]

Sustainability CoLab Launches!

We finally did it. Three years in the making, we launched Sustainability CoLab at Artscape Wychwood Barns, announcing everything from: The funding: $385,000 of $500,000 required for a three year mandate, coming from a mix of public sector (the Ontario Trillium Foundation),  private family foundation (Metcalf Foundation), and Corporate Partners (TD Bank Group and Sun Life Financial) […]

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4th Annual Photo Contest Winners!

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you the results of our 4th Annual Photo Contest. Almost 200 photos were submitted by photographers throughout Waterloo Region of all ages and skill levels. We received photos of families, local artwork, sustainable action, iconic local buildings, and key representations of our community and culture. The goal of the […]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 4th Annual Photo Contest

Sustainable Waterloo Region’s 3rd Annual Photo Contest sparked community action throughout the Waterloo Region in 2011. Photos were taken of solar roofs, tree planting, and even a local office wearing sweaters because they turned down their heat, among other submissions! Photos and stories submitted were used to enhance our 2011 Report and inspired environmental awareness […]

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Coming Home

It was August 2010 when I left the Events Manager staff position at Sustainable Waterloo Region. Having volunteered and worked here since the organization’s start, it was truly heartbreaking to leave, but I had my mind set on entering the world of teaching. For that reason, September saw me start at the WLU Faculty of […]

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A New Volunteer Perspective

In the early winter I was looking for a new volunteer experience, something to stimulate and inspire the Human Resources Professional inside me and something that I could actually use my HR skills and knowledge for.  I was fortunate enough to stumble across the Sustainable Waterloo Region website as part of the green team at […]

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When 300 Resumes Aren’t Enough

I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo a few months ago and ever since, my colleagues and I have been on the prowl for jobs. Thanks to our mandatory co-op placements, we all have at least two years of work experience and have mastered the cover letter and resume. But, at least […]

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Earth Day in the City

Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. Events are being held throughout Kitchener this weekend. Mike Morrice, the executive director of the not-for-profit group Sustainable Waterloo Region, says these kinds of international events are important for raising awareness of environmental issues at a local level. “These events are meaningful insofar […]

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An Evening to Remember: Celebrating Sustainability

I moved to Waterloo Region in the fall of 2010, at the beginning of my undergraduate studies in Environment and Business at UW.In my lectures, I read various case studies about environmental change within organizations and conceptualized the idea of a sustainable future. As alluring as my readings and lecture speakings were, they seldom left […]

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The Winter that Never Was

As the winter season winds down, you may find yourself questioning if it ever really came in the first place. March 21st will mark the end of what some are calling the winter that never was. There has been a lot of chatter across the country about this unusually warm and variable season, but how does […]

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