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Plan to TransformWR into a low carbon community going to councils starting May 31

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By: Samantha Tremmel

May 27th, 2021

May 27, 2021 – The TransformWR community climate action strategy will be brought to all 8 municipal councils beginning on May 31. TransformWR is our community’s plan to solve climate change while moving our community towards an equitable, prosperous, resilient, low carbon future.  The plan is the work of ClimateActionWR, a collaborative program supported by […]

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Transforming the Ways We Relate to One Another

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By: Mara Mackay

April 10th, 2021

TransformWR is Waterloo Region’s long term community climate action strategy, and our community-wide response to the global climate crisis. This work outlines our strategy to achieve an 80% local greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target (based on 2010 levels) by 2050, with a short-term interim target to reduce GHGs 30% by 2030. The outcome of […]

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Transforming How We Produce, Consume, and Waste

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By: Mara Mackay

April 1st, 2021

TransformWR is Waterloo Region’s long term community climate action strategy, and our community-wide response to the global climate crisis. This work outlines our strategy to achieve an 80% local greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target (based on 2010 levels) by 2050, with a short-term interim target to reduce GHGs 30% by 2030. The outcome of […]

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Transforming How We Build and Operate our Spaces

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By: Mara Mackay

March 26th, 2021

TransformWR is Waterloo Region’s long term community climate action strategy, and our community-wide response to the global climate crisis. This work outlines our strategy to achieve an 80% local greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target (based on 2010 levels) by 2050, with a short-term interim target to reduce GHGs 30% by 2030. The outcome of […]

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Transforming the Ways We Move

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By: Mara Mackay

March 19th, 2021

TransformWR is Waterloo Region’s long term community climate action strategy, and our community-wide response to the global climate crisis. This work outlines our strategy to achieve an 80% local greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target (based on 2010 levels) by 2050, with a short-term interim target to reduce GHGs 30% by 2030. The outcome of […]

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Waterloo Region’s Residential Sector

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By: Mara Mackay and Valerie Chong

December 21st, 2020

In 2013, ClimateActionWR, led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, collaborated with the Region of Waterloo, and the Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo to create the first Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region. This Climate Action Plan aimed to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by 6% below 2010 levels by 2020. Next […]

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Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters as a Local Climate Action Measure

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By: Heather McDiarmid

December 4th, 2020

To help the Waterloo region meet our 80% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal for 2050, it is important that we look to our homes for where we can reduce our emissions. The majority of our household emissions are currently produced from space and water heating, however, ultimately all homes will have to decarbonize their water […]

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Residential Electrification Potential for Waterloo Region

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By: Heather McDiarmid

November 26th, 2020

Our homes contributed 22% of Waterloo region’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2010. Of those emissions, an estimated 80% came from natural gas usage. While many homeowners use natural gas to heat their homes, heat pumps provide an alternate option which can significantly reduce the emissions associated with staying warm during our cold, Canadian […]

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Electrifying the Waterloo Region | Part Two: Looking Towards the Future

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By: Valerie Chong and Miranda Burton

August 31st, 2020

80% Reduction by 2050 In 2018, a region-wide target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was set and endorsed across the Waterloo region. This long-term plan supports the transition towards a low-carbon, sustainable future, reducing emissions 80% below 2010 levels by 2050 (otherwise referred to as 80 by 50). In 2019, ClimateActionWR was granted funding […]

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Electrifying the Waterloo Region | Part One: The Story So Far

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By: Valerie Chong and Miranda Burton

August 18th, 2020

Progress on Community Climate Action Blog Series  In 2013, ClimateActionWR, led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, collaborated with the Region of Waterloo, and the Cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo to create the first Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region. This Climate Action Plan aimed to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by […]

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