• 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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  • ACT NOW: Public Comments Invited on Grizzly Bear Designation in Western Canada

    AWARE is proud to be part of the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative as grizzly bears are icons of the wilderness and when we have healthy grizzly bear populations we have healthy wild spaces. Right now we all have a chance to speak up to help the threatened grizzly bear populations of southwest BC. […]

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  • GROW Community Greenhouse and Gardens 2017 Summary

    With another sold out year in the GROW Greenhouse and Garden program and in AWARE’s second year managing the program, we were excited to take on some much-needed program maintenance and add value to a program that benefits people and nature. In Spring and Fall of 2017, the GROW Greenhouses underwent extensive maintenance to repair […]

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  • FREE Workshops help Whistler Businesses and Properties Prepare for New Solid Waste Bylaw

    Whistler has a mission to achieve zero waste. As a community with strong sustainability goals, organizations across the community have been working together to improve the ways in which waste material is managed. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) now require all properties to separate all recyclable material, […]

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