• Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2019

    Waste Reduction Week in Canada October 21-27, 2019 To celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, AWARE brings you three local events aligning with the national campaign’s themes. Whistler Events Tuesday, October 22, 2019 // Bi-Annual Clothing Swap & Repair Station Thursday, October 24, 2019 // Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean Saturday, October 26, 2019 // […]

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  • Zero Waste Workshops Are Back This Fall

    Whistler has a goal of becoming zero waste. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) last year now require all properties to separate all recyclable material, and food scraps and organics from garbage. As a community with strong sustainability goals, organizations across the community have been working together to […]

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  • Sea-to-Sky Students and Citizens Strike for Bold Action on Climate Change

    Across the globe millions of people have been marching to demand our leaders take urgent and bold action on Climate Change. We know the challenges. We know the solutions. We need to act! On September 27th students will be taking to the streets across Canada and around the world, in response to Greta Thunberg’s call […]

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  • Reflecting on GranFondo and AWARE’s Partnership

    Celebrating AWARE’s 3rd consecutive year working with North America’s largest Gran Fondo Since 2017, the RBC GranFondo Whistler and AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes team have been working together to help reduce the amount of event waste generated by focusing on three distinct areas: pre-event waste prevention support, day-of zero waste stations, and post-event waste diversion. In […]

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  • 2019 Whistler Nature Camp Diaries

    Whistler Nature Camp Diaries Read through some of our fun weekly blog posts to get the insider’s scoop on our session adventures! Our final week of nature camp is unfortunately upon us. While we’ve had a summer packed full of fun and adventure, we still found a way to squeeze just a bit more in before […]

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  • 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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