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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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Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions, One Sector at a Time

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By: Sarah Fries, MES

October 24th, 2019

Tackling greenhouse gas emissions across Waterloo Region is no small task. Locally, our emissions come from five main sectors; however, ClimateActionWR’s latest greenhouse gas inventory indicated that the top three sectors alone – Transportation, Workplaces, and Homes – accounted for a whopping 94% of the total emissions in 2015!  Clearly, we have a lot of […]

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Cambridge – Local Candidates on Environmental Policy

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By: Amanda Smith, M.P.S.

October 17th, 2019

Responses compiled by Amanda Smith, M.P.S. With Election Day quickly approaching on October 21st, it’s important to understand where your local candidates stand on the issues that are important to you. When it comes to the topic of climate change, you deserve to know what actions they vow to take. We’ve reached out to every […]

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