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Welcoming Novocol Pharma to the Impact Network!

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that Novocol Pharma has joined the Impact Network as an Observing Organization! As a member, Novocol 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 their operations and gives […]

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 […]

Sustainability in Business 101

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This is part 1 of a part 2 series covering the Sustainability in Business 101 event. Make sure to check out the Q and A in part 2! On September 7, 2021, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted four program members to cover the topic of Sustainability in Business: Stephanie McCallum, Kuntz Electroplating (RSI member since 2016) […]

Announcing the Carbon Cleanse 2021 winners!

The Regional Sustainability Initiative’s 7th Annual Carbon Cleanse has come to a close! Thank you to all member organization’s who participated.  This year’s Carbon Cleanse was completely remote, with employees of member organizations completing challenges from the comfort of home often with friends and pets alongside! Challenges this year focused on improving sustainability awareness in […]

Press Release: Cambridge Named ‘Tree City of the World’

Cambridge, Ontario. (March 1st, 2021) – The City of Cambridge has beenrecognized as a Tree City of the World by Tree Canada, The Arbor DayFoundation, and the United Nations for its continued management of thecity’s urban forest. Tree Cities of the World is a program founded by The Arbor DayFoundation and the Food and Agriculture […]

IBM’s 16:1 Advantage by Going Green

I had the privilege of attending the Davos Energy Summit a couple of weeks ago and heard all kinds of global perspectives on the future of energy and the use of energy by countries, communities, and individual businesses.  One of the panel discussions I attended featured an amazing speaker from IBM, Edan Dionne. Edan is […]

HIP Developments joins the Regional Sustainability Initiative

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is pleased to announce that HIP Developments 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 they look to set ambitious and […]

Regional Sustainability Initiative Event Recap: Working from Home & Sustainability

On January 14th the Regional Sustainability Initiative invited GSP Group’s Megan Gereghty and Quarry’s Tony Mohr to share their organization’s work from home experience both before and during the current pandemic with program members. Exploring both their challenges and successes in the shift to remote work, both organizations demonstrated how companies can reap the sustainability […]