• Not All Heroes Wear Capes

    The Zero Waste Heroes had a successful 2018! In the programs sixth year in action, our team worked to reduce and divert waste at 22 Farmers Markets, 11 Outdoor Concert Series, 7 major events and 2 neighborhood block parties. Our hosted zero waste stations help events achieve a high level of diversion, while also educating […]

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  • Whistler’s First Repair Cafe

    On October 20th AWARE hosted Whistler’s first Repair Cafe as part of the Zero Waste Living Workshop Series. This series aims to showcase some of the many ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we create in our everyday lives, while also finding unique ways to re-imagine our ‘waste’ as a valuable […]

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  • Get To Know Council Nominees At The All Candidates Meeting

    The candidate pre-survey results are in. Plus, get key info for the 2018 Whistler General Local Government Election.   The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), Arts Whistler and Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) have partnered to host an All Candidates meeting on September 26 at Maury Young Arts Centre at 6:00 […]

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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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  • 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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