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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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Our Actions Matter: Zero Waste Vegetarian Lunch

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By: Natalie Wennyk

August 13th, 2020

Actions Matter  Our individual actions are consequential.  We all have a part in making changes in our day-to-day lives, for Waterloo Region to meet our community goal of 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.  Join the region-wide collaboration to transform Waterloo Region to a low carbon community by pledging your intention […]

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Waterloo Region’s Evolving Workplace Sector | Part 2: Looking Towards the Future

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By: Valerie Chong and Miranda Burton

August 4th, 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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Waterloo Region’s Evolving Workplace Sector | Part 1: The Story So Far

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By: Valerie Chong and Miranda Burton

July 29th, 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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80 by 50 Spring Update

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June 1st, 2020

A lot has happened since our last community update in December. As a result of COVID-19, we’ve had to adapt many elements of our work to digital means and postpone a number of events, however, there are many aspects of our work that continue to move forward full speed! Here’s an update on our community’s […]

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80 by 50 Update: Transforming Waterloo Region To A Low Carbon Community

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By: Samantha Tremmel

January 31st, 2020

The ClimateActionWR team has been very busy over the last several months, not only working away on our community’s current Climate Action Plan (to achieve a 6% GHG reduction by the end of 2020), but also looking ahead to the future. We rely on community members to support and influence our work, so we wanted […]

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Calling All Great Ideas for Local Climate Action

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By: Samantha Tremmel

December 16th, 2019

Transforming Waterloo Region to a Low Carbon Community (Waterloo Region, ON) December 12th, 2019 – ClimateActionWR is asking community members, businesses, and organizations to submit ideas for greenhouse gas reduction pilot projects that ClimateActionWR can undertake in 2020. These pilot projects will not only reduce local emissions, but assist in the development of Waterloo Region’s long-term […]

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