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Kitchener-Conestoga – 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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Kitchener South-Hespler – 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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Waterloo – Local Candidates on Environmental Policy

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By: Amanda Smith, M.P.S.

October 17th, 2019

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 candidate in each of the five […]

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Where do Local Election Candidates stand on the Climate Crisis?

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By: Amanda Smith, M.P.S.

September 28th, 2019

Now more than ever, environmental concerns are at the forefront of voters’ minds. In the most recent survey by Forum Research, 26% of surveyed Canadians identified the environment as the most important issue in the upcoming election, topping even the economy at 25%. This is a massive increase from earlier this year, where the same […]

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Dream Team Leads to Accelerated Climate Action in Waterloo Region

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By: Samantha Tremmel

September 25th, 2019

Two local consulting firms bring their strengths together with ClimateActionWR to develop Waterloo Region’s long-term Climate Action Strategy.  (Waterloo Region, ON) September 19th, 2019 – ClimateActionWR has partnered with Unless Design Partners and WalterFedy, bringing together their specialized expertise to develop Waterloo Region’s long-term community Climate Action Strategy to achieve an 80% local greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

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It’s Not an Environmental Problem

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By: Amanda Smith, M.P.S.

September 11th, 2019

Let’s take the word ‘environment’ out of the discussion of environmental policy for a second. If we can understand the impacts of climate change without actually using the terms ‘environment’ or ‘climate change’, it may provide a more comprehensive view of the problem that we are facing. Imagine a provincial policy that inflicted a tax […]

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Waterloo Region’s low carbon future supported by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

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By: Katarina Milicic

February 4th, 2019

February 4th, 2019 – ClimateActionWR, led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, has been granted $340,700 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The funding will be used to work with all eight area municipalities of Waterloo Region to help set the foundation to create significant carbon emission reductions to attain […]

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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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