• Cleanse Your Commute Event Helped Connect Community with Low Footprint Transportation Solutions

    On Monday, June 12th, AWARE Whistler hosted an outdoor social gathering at the Whistler Public Library. The event focused on transportation options that are better for both people and planet. The sun was shining and attendees enjoyed sipping Tality Kombucha’s delicious kombucha mocktails as they discussed Whistler’s wide array of eco-friendly transportation options. The event […]

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  • Win A Week At Whistler Nature Camp

      Register to WIN! To celebrate our first summer of the Whistler Nature Camp we are giving you the chance to win a FREE week at camp! Whether learning about friendly forests, aquatic adventures in our rivers, finding our about the habitats local creatures call home or building an insect hotel – learning is all about […]

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  • Nature Camp Registrations Opening June 1st

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) is thrilled to announce that 2017 will see the launch of a Nature Camp in Whistler. Nature Camp offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the centre of their […]

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  • AWARE recognised with ‘Sustainability In Action’ Award at Whistler Excellence Awards

    AWARE was awarded the ‘Sustainability in Action’ award at the Whistler Excellence Awards hosted by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and partners. We were honoured to be recognised in this way, especially after the last few years where we have significantly increased our annual projects, programs and events that empower others to be more sustainable […]

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  • AWARE Releases Tools to Support Commercial and Multi-family Sectors to Keep Waste Out of Landfill

    Whistler has a shared goal of being a ‘zero waste’ community. Achieving this goal requires commitment from local businesses and residents to build knowledge, infrastructure and processes to ensure waste is continually reduced and that organic and recyclable materials are kept out of the garbage destined for landfill. In June 2017, RMOW staff will update […]

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  • Volunteers needed to help replace aging community greenhouse boxes

      In Whistler, there are four neighborhood greenhouses that house nearly 80 gardening boxes. Each garden box gives community members the opportunity to grow organic food and friendships at locations close to home. The first greenhouses were installed in 2004 and after over a decade of service – as a home to beets, salad greens, […]

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  • Meet the 2017 Board Director Nominees

    The applications are in and we have some exciting new candidates hoping to join the AWARE Board of Directors.  In 2017 our candidates are: Emma Mostrom I have lived in the area for 4.5 years now and unfortunately noticed how our town is growing a little too fast for the environment to keep up. I […]

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  • AWARE joins open letter asking that Big Oil pay fairshare of climate change costs

    AWARE joined more than 50 community groups from across BC who have signed onto an open letter arguing that fossil fuel companies owe BC communities for their fair share of the impacts of climate change. We signed because we believe the principles of polluter pays and true cost accounting should be a foundation to every […]

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  • Giving Tuesday with AWARE

    A day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season. #SeatoSkyGives Our story: AWARE, Whistler’s environmental charity strives towards a vision of a knowledgeable community that is engaged and […]

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  • The Mutual Value Of An Internship In The Non-Profit Sector

    A note from our Executive Director… As a small environmental charity AWARE has three days a week on which to run. In those three days we do everything: engage in local issues and advocacy; design future programs; write project grant applications; host environmentally focused events; liaise with stakeholders; participate in working groups; engage the community; manage a […]

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