• Take Action: Earth Day 2019

    Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2019 The biggest lesson from the first Earth Day: When we come together, the impact can be monumental. Go green with us by making small changes that add up to making a big difference. Commit to earth-friendly acts, make more sustainable choices, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve energy and […]

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  • AWARE Feedback on 2019 Municipal Budget

    At the beginning of each year the municipality releases a municipal budget for public comment. This is a great opportunity for community members and organisations such as ours to provide feedback on identified projects for the coming year (and 5 years out). We provide comment each year and below is the feedback we shared regarding […]

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  • Participate in the Sharing Economy

    Before any bigger purchase ask your self “how often am I really going to use this table saw, wheelbarrow or folding table?” If the answer is “not a lot”, consider borrowing instead. Especially if you are great at making thank-you cookies. BORROW – Start by reaching out to see if anyone else already has what you […]

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  • Why Make Your Own Household Cleaner

    Household cleaning supplies are jam-packed with the most powerful bacteria killers in existence, expertly engineered to complete annihilate just about every organism they come into contact with, including the good guys. We’re sure you won’t be surprised to hear these germ terminators aren’t the best for the environment.  Many cleaning products have toxic effects on […]

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  • Warm Yourself, Not The Outdoors

    Feeling chilly? Don’t jump straight for the thermostat dial. Instead, follow these hot tips to warm up and get cozy without making the planet pay the price. Snuggle into an extra layer and some thick socks. Embrace the oversized scarf fashion trend. Get your blood flowing by jumping up and down for a minute to […]

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  • Ten Ways To Green Your Holidays

    The holidays are overwhelming for all of us, including our planet. The amount of waste is exceptional this time of year. Here are ten things you can do to have a greener holiday season. Use certified LED light for your holiday cheer. The use 95% less energy and last 20 times longer. Skip the gift […]

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  • Who Should Share the Costs of Climate Change? – An Important Conversation

    The Climate Accountability campaign is an ongoing effort being spearheaded by West Coast Environmental Law and being supported by groups and citizens across BC. The campaign has seen multiple B.C. municipalities write to fossil fuel companies asking them to share in the costs associated with Climate Change. In total, 16 municipalities in regions across the province, […]

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  • Giving Tuesday – Kicking Off The Festive Giving Season

    Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community […]

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  • Waste AWARE Certification – Cleaning Companies & Housekeeping Teams

    The amount of waste humans produce is steadily rising and so is the cost of dealing with it. Global solid waste generation is on pace to increase 70% by 2025. Through reduced consumption and better waste management we can all work together to bring this number down. Locally, Whistler has a mission to achieve zero […]

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  • 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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