• Groundswell Movie Screening – Thurs 28th Nov,Millennium Place

    Join Raincoast, Patagonia and Beyond Boarding for a screening of “Groundswell”, including a Q&A with First Nations and community leaders. First Nations, a majority of British Columbians, Raincoast, & thousands more have spoken loud and clear: we stand together for an oil-free coast. With a decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and an application for Kinder […]

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  • Looking like another great year for ‘Fungus Among Us’!

    Each year AWARE is the sponsor organization for the Whistler Naturalists Fungus Among Us festival.  With the moist warm weather of late we have been blessed with a bountiful and beautiful eruption of mushrooms .   Schedule:   TALKS BY GURUS! (Friday Night) Bryce Kendrick, “Fungi: Now you see them, now you don’t” Special performance […]

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  • BC Rivers Day is Fast Approaching

    BC Rivers Day is a province-wide event, held every year on the last Sunday in September. Established in 1980 and coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Council (ORC), it has been proclaimed by communities across BC and attracts over 75,000 people to more than 100 events each year. Whistler’s 16th Annual BC Rivers Day Celebrations will […]

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  • AWARE to screen Chasing Ice at Annual General Meeting

    As part of our upcoming AGM, AWARE will be screening Chasing Ice, the shocking documentary about the disappearance of the worlds glaciers.  After the long hot summer the glaciers surrounding Whistler have shrunk down to sizes not witnessed before.  However, James Bolag of National Geographic fame (his ‘The Great Thaw‘ edition was their top seller) […]

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  • Tree Planting for Habitat Improvement in Spruce Grove – Help Needed

    The Sea-to-Sky Clean Air Society and the Squamish Watershed Society in partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the District of Squamish have announced 2 upcoming planting events intended to restore and enhance ecological values at 3 riparian (meaning near a natural water course) sites. Planting of native species will take place on Friday […]

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  • AWARE Call for Directors

    With 2014 expected to be an exciting year for AWARE, we are inviting applications to join our Board of Directors and become a part of taking us through the upcoming 25th anniversary year and beyond. AWARE has a ‘working board’ meaning that the directors is very active in taking on tasks, making decisions and being […]

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  • David Suzuki Foundation reiterates link between nature and wellbeing

    Here in Whistler we all know that we feel better after we spend time outside.  Whether it’s hiking, biking, skiing or just sitting on a bench at Lost Lake, time spent outside is never time wasted.  The link between nature and a feeling of well being has been recognized for a long time.  In July […]

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  • Environment Canada Understands the Importance of Wetland Ecosystems

    Wetland ecosystems have incredible importance as areas of high biodiversity and immense habitat value.  In fact, in the face of their global decline, their importance was recognized and they are the only ecosystem designated for conservation by international convention. Environment Canada gives a fantastic overview of why wetlands are so vital: Wetlands and Wildlife Wetlands […]

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  • AWARE Strategic Plan Release

    The current Board of Directors have taken steps to create a formal strategic plan that will guide AWARE as it moves forwards. The formation of the plan has drawn on feedback collected from members and partners over the last few years, in addition to evaluating local issues to determine where AWARE has potential to make […]

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  • Share Whistler – Help AWARE and Local Charities Raise Needed Funds

    Help us to reach $5000 in donations to Whistler charities The SHARE Whistler campaign is approaching the end of our second week of the 5 week campaign. The campaign encourages donations to Whistler charities this holiday season through the Community Foundation of Whistler. Pique Newsmagazine and Prior are offering an amazing incentive to donate! Donate at […]

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