Tag Archives: community

Sharing the Model

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Last Wednesday morning, I was a part of a very special event: Niagara Sustainability Initiative’s first Educational Forum. As I excitedly walked up to the registration table at the event, three very pleasant volunteers asked me my name, provided me with a nametag, and followed up this very typical registration process with an unusual, yet […]

Finally Facebook

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It is the biggest social networking site of this generation. Boasting over 500 million active users, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the words “social media.” 700 billion minutes are spent browsing the site every month. And yet, before today, you would not find an official Sustainable Waterloo Region presence […]

Why is Community so Important in Creating a Sustainable Future?

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I love Margaret Mead’s famous quote because of its simple truth. I’ve been fortunate in my life to know people who believe in themselves, in good causes, and in the community around […]

Sustainable Waterloo Launches the Regional Carbon Initiative

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Waterloo Region, Canada; June 17, 2009 – Sustainable Waterloo is pleased to announce the launch of the Regional Carbon Initiative and its first three Pledging Partner organizations. Sustainable Waterloo is a not-for-profit that guides organizations in Waterloo Region towards a more environmentally sustainable future. To do so, Sustainable Waterloo facilitates collaboration between industry, local government, […]

Sustainable Waterloo Increases its Local Impact

Waterloo Region, Canada; April 27, 2009 – Sustainable Waterloo, an organization that is guiding corporations in Waterloo Region towards a more environmentally sustainable future by facilitating collaboration between industry, local government, academia, and NGOs, today reported the release of their Carbon Reduction Options Paper, the formation and progress of their External Working Group, and a […]