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Cutting Transportation Emissions

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June 16th, 2017

Why should I think about my transportation choices? Greenhouse gases from Transportation now make up 49% of our community carbon footprint, and between 2010 and 2015 emissions in this sector rose by 5%. You may have heard that the number of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging stations is increasing in Waterloo Region – and that is […]

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Our Progress on Reducing our Carbon Footprint

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By: Mary Jane Patterson

June 14th, 2017

Mary Jane Patterson is the Executive Director of Reep Green Solutions and co-leads ClimateActionWR with Sustainable Waterloo Region. Read her take on our community’s progress toward reducing its carbon footprint.

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Healthy Cities Panel

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March 1st, 2017

The Healthy Cities Panel took place at the Kitchener Public Library on Wednesday, January 18th. A ClimateActionWR representative was in attendance and for the benefit of those who could not make it this post will provide a report of the event! Guest Librarian to KPL Robin Mazumder was the organizer of this discussion. Robin is currently […]

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Community Gardens

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March 1st, 2017

Within the broad category of agriculture explored at the Climate Town Hall meeting, many actions were outlined including: increasing local food security, localize food growing, encourage community gardening plots, and the importance of planting and farming climate appropriate crops. These actions segue nicely into today’s topic: Community Gardens in the Region of Waterloo. The Region […]

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Climate Town Hall Meeting

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March 1st, 2017

On August 18th, 2016 more than 300 concerned local citizens, students, business leaders, and government officials congregated at Kitchener City Hall on a warm summer evening to have their voices heard. The objective? To create a forum of discussion around climate policy and action, in response to the federal government’s call for citizen engagement. Local […]

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Waterloo Region will help stop climate change

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June 28th, 2016

Waterloo Region will help stop climate change  Danielle Laperriere As appeared in the June 27, 2016 print edition of the Record  An estimated $8.3 billion dollar price tag will no doubt leave anyone with sticker shock, but what does Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan mean for those who live, work, study and play in Waterloo […]

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the Record Article

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June 28th, 2016

Waterloo Region will help stop climate change  Danielle Laperriere As appeared in the June 27, 2016 print edition of the Record  An estimated $8.3 billion dollar price tag will no doubt leave anyone with sticker shock, but what does Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan mean for those who live, work, study and play in Waterloo […]

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Environmental Politics: Planning for Action

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May 15th, 2016

On May 3, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted a panel, Environmental Politics: Planning for Action – Globally, Nationally, Provincially, and Locally, featuring four special guests who work towards achieving a sustainable future. The event kicked off with University of Toronto professor, Matthew Hoffmann who presented the Next 50 Years – International Landscape and Canadian Context. Hoffmann […]

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Environmental Politics: Planning for Action

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May 15th, 2016

On May 3, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted a panel, Environmental Politics: Planning for Action – Globally, Nationally, Provincially, and Locally, featuring four special guests who work towards achieving a sustainable future. The event kicked off with University of Toronto professor, Matthew Hoffmann who presented the Next 50 Years – International Landscape and Canadian Context. Hoffmann […]

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Evening of Recognition 2016

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April 18th, 2016

Last Thursday, Sustainable Waterloo Region hosted its annual Evening of Recognition, an event congratulating partnering organizations and individuals who are striving to reduce their carbon emissions while increasing awareness about environmental sustainability. The theme of the evening was the Past, the Present and the Future – aiming to highlight progress thus far and the steps […]

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