business sustainability

The Business Case for Sustainability – A Globe Perspective

Sustainable Waterloo Region is founded on the idea of there being a business case for sustainability. We know that organizations will only make a lasting change in their impact on the environment if it is good for their business. All our programs and community-based projects that we undertake are designed with this important underpinning. By […]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region recruiting for new Executive Director

Mike Morrice to lead the launch of a national network based on the Regional Carbon Initiative model (Waterloo Region, ON) May 30, 2013 – Sustainable Waterloo Region has announced that Mike Morrice will be transitioning out of his role as Executive Director in Fall 2013 in order to lead the launch of a national network […]

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Recognizing a Growing Sustainability Network in Waterloo Region

The Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) is in its “busy season”. For most organizations such a time represents stress,long hours, and looking forward to the end. Ours is similar in some aspects, but the reason why we’re excitedly looking toward its end is very different. Our “busy season” of RCI member reporting concludes with a room […]

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Organizational Culture – on a Budget!

Earlier this summer, some friends of Sustainable Waterloo Region nominated us for the prestigious Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures award, presented by Waterstone Human Capital. It was a challenge for us to decide whether or not to go ahead with this application, particularly because, although we pride ourselves on our organizational culture, as a […]

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Communication and Collaboration

As my four months of co-op is wrapping up with Sustainable Waterloo Region, I can take a step back and look at what not only the organization has taught me, but what I think I’m taking from it. What I knew from the start was that it takes effort, communication and collaboration from organizations, and […]

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The New Website Has Launched!

In just over 2 ½ months we went from early conversations about improving the old Sustainable Waterloo Region website to launching the new site in time for our second annual Evening of Recognition. Idea to action. It’s a common theme around Sustainable Waterloo Region these days. The result is a new website that we hope […]

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Forging Media Partnerships

November through March is a busy time at Sustainable Waterloo Region. That’s not to say we spend the other eight months of the year watching the grass grow and clouds float by, but December is our fiscal and carbon accounting year end, which marks the beginning of planning and writing our year-end report and the […]

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From a Classroom to 22 King Street South

As a second year in the Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo, this Sustainable Waterloo Region co-op placement is rather ideal. In the (collective) 12 months I’ve been in the study portion of my program, I have learnt quite a few expressions, concepts and theories that I was told would apply to […]

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5 Questions about our Website Redesign

Currently we’re reassessing the Sustainable Waterloo Region website and wondering if we provide people with the experience they’re looking for when they visit. Over the last few weeks, as we got this project off the ground, we’ve chosen not to take the standard redesign approach. Instead we’re taking the website update from the angle of […]

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In the Course of 4 Months

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 […]

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