Regional Sustainability Initiative welcomes Activa aboard

Activa is Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! Through their membership, they will gain access to a valuable network of like-minded individuals across the Waterloo Region. The program supports organizations who are looking to improve their environmental impact by aiding in setting ambitious and realistic sustainability […]

Welcoming Pfenning’s Organic Farm to the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Pfenning’s Organic Farms has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! As a member, Pfenning’s Organic Farms gains access to an extensive member network of organizations that share and learn sustainability best practices.  Our network helps members improve their understanding of the impact of […]

Telematics data leader IMS joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – January 19, 2022 – IMS, the leading global vehicle and driving data business, is pleased to announce they are Sustainable Waterloo Region’s newest member of the Regional Sustainability Initiative, joining as an Observing Organization! As a member, IMS is connected to an extensive member network of organizations that share and learn […]

The Regional Sustainability Initiative welcomes the Mennonite Economic Development Associates

[January 11, 2022] Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) has joined the Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization! Through this membership they gain access to an extensive member network to learn best practices to create a culture of sustainability that will engage employees as advocates, as […]

Research Recap: Spray-On Solar Panels

Could Spray-On Solar Panels be the future of energy? There are many institutions and companies that are currently developing spray-on solar panels for mass production. Since spray-on solar panels can be used on uneven surfaces, this could hugely widen the amount of materials it could be used on to create renewable energy worldwide.  What Are […]

Giving Thanks in 2021

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 4 While the Culture of Sustainability program continued to remain virtual over the past year due to the pandemic, we still had the opportunity to connect and support each other through virtual events, newsletters, and social media posts. We hope that these endeavours helped those within the […]

17 Plant Based Recipes to try this Holiday Season

CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY – SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAY SERIES PART 3 For week three of our Sustainable Holiday Series, we will be diving into the wonderful world of plant based recipes. Whether you want to try something new or are adapting an old favourite, you will find options below!  Let’s get started with this week’s recipe round […]

OTF Resilient Communities Grant helps businesses in Waterloo Region become more sustainable

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Waterloo, ON – Sustainable Waterloo Region is rebuilding and recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, thanks to a Resilient Communities Building Fund Grant over 12 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, OTF. The OTF grant helped the organization invest in the hiring of a change management specialist and program evaluator to help with virtual program […]