• Whistler Adds Voice To Climate Accountability Campaign

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), My Sea To Sky and many other community groups are currently working with West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) on a Climate Accountability campaign, to hold the world’s fossil fuel polluters accountable for their role in causing climate harm to our communities. By doing so the […]

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  • Responsible Waste Management at Resilient Streets Events

    The Whistler Resilient Streets project is currently underway working to build greater connections between neighbors in the Whistler area. The pilot initiative awards funding to neighbourhoods who apply to host block parties, build gardens, organize workshops, volunteer together, or host any other event designed to get neighbours talking and enhance life on their street or […]

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  • Trash Talk

    Do you know where your waste belongs and why? In partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, AWARE developed this infographic to help you better understand how to deal with your waste like a pro. Becoming familiar with the lifecycle of an item from start to finish can make it easier to understand the intricacies […]

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  • Community Forum on Whistler Vision and Official Community Plan

    In 2018, RMOW staff and Council kicked off a process to revamp Whistler’s Official Community Plan (OCP). As the timeline covered by the OCP would have exceeded the lifespan of Whistler’s highest level policy document – our shared community vision Whistler 2020 – it was determined that the Vision should also be replaced. The timelines for this […]

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  • Waste Diversion Workshops

    Did you know that all properties in Whistler are now expected to divert organic waste and recycling from garbage to landfill? And manage waste stream contamination? Learn more by attending one of these FREE, upcoming waste workshops to prepare your industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) or multi-family housing (MFH) property for changes to the Solid […]

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  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Join the AWARE Team at the upcoming Value of Water event In Whistler, surrounded by snow capped peak and beautiful lakes, it can feel like we have an endless supply of fresh water. Yet with longer hotter drier summers and the loss of glaciers projected thanks to climate change, we all need to start getting into […]

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  • Join The AWARE Team In 2018

      Interested in joining a fun team that loves nature, cares about all things environmental and is passionate about building sustainable community? AWARE is currently recruiting the following year-round, summer and casual positions. (Click on Job Title for Details)   Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by email to cruddy@awarewhistler.org. We […]

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  • Final Days to Submit Your Vision For Whistler (Until March 31st)

    Throughout this Spring, staff at the Resort Municipality of Whistler are working to revisit the Official Community Plan for the community and the Community Vision. (Unsure what the difference is between a Vision and an Official Community Plan read our last blog) Since the early 2000’s Whistler’s shared community goals have been outlined in the Whistler […]

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  • Whistler’s Community Vision (& OCP)

    Whistlerites are being invited to participate in processes to revisit our shared ‘Community Vision’ for Whistler’s future and the Official Community Plan (OCP). Revisions of these two key community policies are being talked about collectively, but as policies their remits are different. This blog highlights our understanding of the community engagement process on these policies. As we […]

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  • Climate Change in an International Ski Resort

    IS WHISTLER CLIMATE CONSCIOUS? Earth has always had natural cycles of warming and cooling, but not like the ones we are seeing now… The top five hottest years on record are 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2010. Human beings are making a difference – combine a sharp rise in fossil fuel consumption, worldwide destruction of forest […]

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