• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes program featured on CBC

    We were super excited that very own Zero Waste Heroes program, was featured on CBC last week! Here is a little bit about what the Zero Waste Heroes initiative does: Pre-event Waste Reduction Support – The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it in the first place, so our primary goal is […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Aquatic Adventure 1

    We had a blast splashing into our theme ‘Aquatic Adventures’ this week! We learned a ton about wetlands and water creatures! All of the campers were especially enthusiastic about metamorphose as many critters spend a portion of their lives underwater, for example pesky mosquitos and majestic dragonflies! Some aquatic insects grow by shedding their outer […]

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  • #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment

    #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment In Whistler, we all know nature is awesome. But there are many different reasons why people agree. This summer, we wanted to hear about some of the reasons people feel passionate about and connected to nature, so we launched the campaign #NaturalWhistler. We […]

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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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  • Sea-to-Sky Communities United In Support Of Grizzly Bear Recovery

    The District of Squamish has joined neighboring communities in the Sea-to-Sky and resolved to support recovery of the iconic Grizzly Bear. In the past 12 months, the community Councils of Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet, plus the Board of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, have all passed Resolutions in support of the recovery of the […]

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  • March Green Talk – Waste Management & Incineration in the Sea to Sky Region

    The topic for AWARE’s March Green Talk is focused on the Zero Waste Agenda. As Metro Vancouver continues to search out a site for the construction of an energy from waste plant (incinerator) to deal with garbage generated in the Lower Mainland and with one site suggested as Howe Sound’s Port Mellon, it is expected that […]

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