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Climate Rally: 80 by 50 Events Celebrate 80% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Target in Waterloo Region

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By: Katarina Milicic

June 14th, 2018

ClimateActionWR launches celebratory events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge to transition into a low carbon future! Waterloo Region, ON. The Region of Waterloo, and cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo councils have unanimously approved an 80% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2050. To celebrate, ClimateActionWR will rally residents across the Region to show their support […]

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SEARCHING FOR SECTOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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By: Rebecca Garlick

October 5th, 2017

ClimateActionWR is searching for people to join our Sector Committees: Transportation, Workplaces (ICI) and Homes (Residential). These sectors represent the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the Region. Members develop ways to aid in mitigating climate change so that efforts towards a reduction in greenhouse gases by 6% will continue through to the 2020 goal. […]

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Waste & Climate Change

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By: Laura McFarlan

August 25th, 2017

SO FAR Over the past 5 years, Waterloo Region has been implementing a plan committed to reducing our community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below the 2010 levels by 2020. Our recently published progress report marks that half way point. We know the target can be reached, so far we’ve decreased GHG emissions by […]

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GHG Impacts of Agriculture

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By: Laura McFarlan

August 25th, 2017

SO FAR Since 2010, Waterloo Region has been on course for doing our part to reduce climate change. Over the past 5 years, the Region had been implementing a plan committed to reducing our community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 6% below the 2010 levels by 2020. Our progress report published in June marks that […]

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The Power of Our Network

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By: Laura McFarlan

July 7th, 2017

Easy to Think You’re Alone Even as a student in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, I’m always wondering how much of a difference my environmentally conscious decisions are really making? If I turned off the lights every time I left the house, hung my clothes instead of putting them in the […]

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The Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on our Everyday Lives

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By: Fiona Wirz-Endrys

July 7th, 2017

Ever thought of how CO2 emissions are calculated, and how this ties into your daily life? Here’s what you should know: What is CO2? CO2 is one of the primary greenhouse gasses which contribute to climate change. CO2e, meaning “CO2 Equivalent”, is a term to describe what all greenhouse gases would convert to, in CO2 […]

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Our Progress, Our Path Event Recap

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June 27th, 2017

On June 22, 2017, ClimateActionWR invited members of the community to hear about the progress made so far on reducing Waterloo Region’s carbon footprint. Supplemented by the progress report, the presentation highlighted the sectors in which there were reductions being seen, as well as sectors that needed improving. In 2013, the three cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and […]

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ClimateActionWR & You

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June 16th, 2017

How we can help you: At ClimateActionWR, we are always looking for individuals and organizations who are motivated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community.  If you are working towards reducing community greenhouse gas emissions, you are not alone; our team can help power you and your ideas into their next phase through our […]

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Health & greenhouse gases

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By: Fiona Wirz-Endrys

June 16th, 2017

The Health Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions I remember hearing on the news, that 2013 was the first smog-less summer in Ontario. A big part of this change is Ontario’s successful campaign to phase out coal-powered electricity generation plants between 2010-2014. This effort has reduced an incredible amount of CO2 from being emitted into the air. […]

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Become an Industry Leader in Low Emission

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June 16th, 2017

Become an Industry Leader in Low Emissions Why should my organization care about lowering its workplace emissions? It’s good business! Reducing emissions can help you curb your energy expenses, attract new customers, and retain employees. It creates a better community. Taking action to reduce your organization’s environmental impact creates a more positive work environment by […]

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