For organizations interested in decreasing their environmental impact, there are a variety of funding and support opportunities available. Please join us on November 14th, 2017 to hear from experts at local hydro and natural gas providers about funding incentives and the support that is available, with a short workshop to help organizations overcome barriers that [...]
About Tova DavidsonTova Davidson is the Executive Director of Sustainable Waterloo Region. She helps develop strategic direction for SWR, manages the team, and builds key relationships throughout Waterloo Region. Tova is a graduate of the University of Guelph where she completed a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Throughout her career, Tova has worked in communications, public relations, marketing and leadership roles. Before joining Sustainable Waterloo Region, Tova was the Vice President of The Letter M Marketing, where she provided strategic planning, business consulting, project management and leadership to the business as well as her clients. Tova has been selected by The Guelph Mercury as one the 40 Under 40, and was the recipient of the Mayor’s Award of Excellence.
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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Sustainable Waterloo Region Expert Blog: Facing Climate Change – A 2016 Summary presented by Dianne Saxe
by Tarana Persaud Last week, Stantec in Waterloo hosted the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dianne Saxe, who presented a summary of Ontario’s 2016 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. With a full room of attendees, all eager to hear how we stand and how much progress has actually been accomplished, Dianne presented the facts with no beating around the [...]
Sustainable Waterloo Region Expert Blog: Regional Sustainability Initaitive Member AET Group is Featured in Case Study
by Samantha Tavenor Regional Sustainability Initiative member AET Group is featured in a case study highlighting their three targets and how sustainability benefits their business. The Regional Sustainability Initiative provides opportunities for AET to participate and become active in sustainability – focused initiatives, such as the annual Carbon Cleanse. By encouraging friendly competition, the Regional Sustainability Initiative [...]
by Tova Davidson The Sustainable Waterloo Region network has some pretty incredible people in it, and that includes the amazing folks on our board of directors. While none of the SWR core team was able to attend COP21, we were represented there by one of our board members, Ian Rowlands. For those of you that [...]
by Tova Davidson Election day is fast approaching and choosing how to vote can be so tricky. Should you vote with your conscience? What about strategic voting? At Sustainable Waterloo Region, we know that it can be tough to get the information needed to make an informed choice when voting for the environment. In order to [...]
BY: Tova Davidson, Executive Director What do you think would happen if I told a member of our advanced manufacturing sector that they could be 3 times more profitable? That we have a local example of a company making internal changes and making more money? Would they believe me? How could that be possible? Since [...]