Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Plan for Waterloo Region: Living Smarter in 2020 provides our community with a course of action for addressing climate change at a local level.
Support Services Overview
In response to feedback, we developed six support services, to help promote the actions of local sustainability leaders. The services are designed to provide support in a variety of functions, including human resources, media, and funding requests.
- Staff/Volunteer posting information form
- Events Calendar information form
- Delegation & Presentation request form
- Request for Support form
Resources for Workplaces
Sustainable Building & Operations Checklist
This tool includes a check list of low-carbon considerations to make when building and operating a new facility. It also includes independent resources to support you in considering your low-carbon options. Last updated June 2017.
Task Force Meeting 1: Summary Report
On November 14th 2012, 40 engaged Task Force members gathered for their first official meeting. These members represented an impressive array of sectors, backgrounds and geographies across Waterloo Region, with a common goal – to participate in the creation of the community wide climate action plan. Participants discussed ingredients for a common vision statement, divided into four separate Task Forces (ICI Energy, Residential Energy, Transportation and Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs), and then crafted individual goal statements for each. This document is a summary of the meeting discussions and main outcomes.
Infographic: Our Community Carbon Footprint
The infographic showcases the results of the community-scale GHG emissions inventory for Waterloo Region in a fun way! Full details are available in the Discussion Paper below.
Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast Report for Waterloo Region
In May of 2012, ClimateActionWR completed a community-scale GHG emissions inventory for Waterloo Region using 2010 as a base year. This report summarizes the inventory process, GHG emissions data collected and 10-year emission forecast out to the year 2020. The inventory shows the “carbon footprint” of Waterloo Region through local energy use, traffic volume, waste sent to landfill, and some agricultural activities. The report was updated in March 2013 to reflect a reassessment of the transportation sector emissions.
Community Energy and Climate Action Workshop – Facilitator’s Summary
On June 21 2012, 50 people from the community came together at the Community Energy & Climate Action Workshop to learn about the work of ClimateActionWR (then the Climate Collaborative) and discuss planned and potential action to develop a Community Action Plan. The facilitator’s summary gives an overview of the workshop activities as well as findings from discussions that took place.