2016 SWR Partner of the Year (Small) and Carbon Cleanse Results

May 2, 2017  / 

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is committed to developing fun and creative ways to ensure everyday practices in our workplace are environmentally friendly. As part of this commitment, we also support Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) and their initiatives.

We are happy to announce we have been recognized by SWR and have been awarded the 2016 Partner of the Year – Small Organization Award. This award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in 2016 in their efforts to support a more sustainable community and have provided outstanding support to Sustainable Waterloo Region, their programs, projects and people.

We also participated in this years Regional Sustainability Carbon Cleanse. During this competition, we participated in sustainability challenges surrounding weekly themes of Water, Waste, Energy and Commuting. Our staff took part in many activities including:

  • A Water Webinar
  • A Water Quiz
  • Litterless Lunches
  • An E-Watse Drive
  • Sweater Day, and
  • A week long Commuting challenge

Because of high staff participation and energy we were awarded Third Place in this challenge.

Questions about United Way WRC’s Green Commitment? Contact our committee today!

SWR Award

Water Week Staff Photo