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ClimateActionWR is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We welcome applications from qualified persons of all genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, religions, abilities, ages, and backgrounds.

Staff Opportunities

ClimateActionWR Project Coordinator
We are seeking a highly driven and organized coordinator to spread awareness of our newly launched community climate action strategy TransformWR, engage community members in the implementation of the strategy, and help lead the improvement of our built community and natural environment on its journey into a low-carbon future. You must have a passion for community-based engagement, climate action, and improving environmental sustainability.
View full position posting and application details and instructions here.

Keep an eye on this page, our social media, and our Community Action Report to stay up to date on future opportunities! We also encourage you to check out staff opportunities at Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, our two leading organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sector Committee Members
The application process for our 2022 Sector Committees is officially underway!
Every year, ClimateActionWR recruits subject matter experts and passionate community members to join one of our three committees, which relate to one of the three largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting emitting sectors within Waterloo Region:
• Transportation Sector Committee
• Workplaces Sector Committee
• Residential Sector Committee

Sector committees take a ‘birds-eye’ view of their sector, being aware of initiatives related to climate change mitigation within the boundaries of Waterloo Region. They take on projects and initiatives related to their sector, to accelerate progress toward achieving our community’s GHG reduction targets: 50% GHG reduction by 2030, and an 80% GHG reduction by 2050. Sector committee projects are aligned with the actions outlined in our community climate action strategy, TransformWR.
Sector committee applicants must agree to participate for the full 2022 calendar year, which includes one monthly meeting (1.25 hours), three ‘All committee meetings’ (every 4 months), and at least 4 hours of additional contributions monthly (total of ~6 hours monthly).

Please review our Terms of Reference for more information about the role and responsibilities, and click here to apply!
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We are always seeking enthusiastic volunteers with a passion for our mission. If we do not have a position posted, or one you are interested in, and you believe you have something to offer, please send your resume and a completed copy of our Volunteer Application Form (in a digital format) to connect@climateactionwr.ca so we can learn how you can contribute to our mission and vision.

Opportunities to Support

ClimateActionWR depends upon the support and engagement of our community. If you are interested in what we do and would like to learn more, please contact us at connect@climateactionwr.ca.

We are also always looking to support sustainability leaders in Waterloo Region. If you have a project or an opportunity that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions towards our target, please let us know at connect@climateactionwr.ca.

Everybody belongs in the future we are envisioning together, and thus, there is room for everyone in this work. There has to be. It will take significant effort and community collaboration to realize the goals outlined within them. ClimateActionWR will continue to convene partners around these strategic directions and build momentum towards change.

For our community and for generations to come.

In TransformWR, 78 action items have been identified which must be completed by 2030 to set us on the path to success. In some cases, the first step forward is to identify the lead organization for the actions. Do you see an action in TransformWR that you or an organization you are associated with would like to become involved with? Let us know! Connect with the ClimateActionWR team at connect@climateactionwr.ca

Whether we can support you, or you’d like to support us – we’d love to start a conversation with you! Reach out today.

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