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China chemical plant blast kills 47, injures hundreds more

It is one of China’s worst industrial accidents in recent years via Canadian Manufacturing BEIJING—A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously. Thursday’s blast in an industrial park in the city [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Funding Your Sustainability Initiatives

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 [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Business [Un]Usual

by Tova Davidson Over the past three and a half years or so, I have been lucky enough to attend a number of conferences focusing on organizational sustainability. These have included sectors such as municipalities, academia, for profit entities and a combination of all of these. And I always leave with new ideas, enhanced enthusiasm [...]

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Sustainable WR Expert Blog: Our Progress, Our Path Event Recap

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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Progress Report: Waterloo Region’s Community Carbon Footprint

Want to know how Waterloo Region is doing at reducing our GHG Footprint? Find out in this Report!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region Expert Blog: Reflections on COP21

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 [...]

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Sustainable Waterloo Region Expert Blog: The Greener Way to Vote

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 [...]

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Sustainable Manufacturing is NOT an Oxymoron

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 [...]

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