• 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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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Creepy Crawlies

    Did you know that bugs make up 90% of all living creatures on earth! It’s hard to imagine a world without insects as they pollinate many of our fruits and vegetables as well as provide us with products like fine silk and ooey gooey honey! On top of all of this they are essential decomposers, […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Plants with a Purpose

    Wow does time fly when you are having fun! This weeks theme at camp was ‘Plants with a Purpose’ and both staff and campers had a ton of fun discovering new things through our magnifying glasses and exploring outside. Each day campers got creative with oodles of crafts and played nature-related games that they really took a ‘lichen’ too! […]

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  • Cleanse Your Commute Event Helped Connect Community with Low Footprint Transportation Solutions

    On Monday, June 12th, AWARE Whistler hosted an outdoor social gathering at the Whistler Public Library. The event focused on transportation options that are better for both people and planet. The sun was shining and attendees enjoyed sipping Tality Kombucha’s delicious kombucha mocktails as they discussed Whistler’s wide array of eco-friendly transportation options. The event […]

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  • Win A Week At Whistler Nature Camp

      Register to WIN! To celebrate our first summer of the Whistler Nature Camp we are giving you the chance to win a FREE week at camp! Whether learning about friendly forests, aquatic adventures in our rivers, finding our about the habitats local creatures call home or building an insect hotel – learning is all about […]

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  • Nature Camp Registrations Opening June 1st

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) is thrilled to announce that 2017 will see the launch of a Nature Camp in Whistler. Nature Camp offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the centre of their […]

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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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  • AWARE Releases Tools to Support Commercial and Multi-family Sectors to Keep Waste Out of Landfill

    Whistler has a shared goal of being a ‘zero waste’ community. Achieving this goal requires commitment from local businesses and residents to build knowledge, infrastructure and processes to ensure waste is continually reduced and that organic and recyclable materials are kept out of the garbage destined for landfill. In June 2017, RMOW staff will update […]

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  • Volunteers needed to help replace aging community greenhouse boxes

      In Whistler, there are four neighborhood greenhouses that house nearly 80 gardening boxes. Each garden box gives community members the opportunity to grow organic food and friendships at locations close to home. The first greenhouses were installed in 2004 and after over a decade of service – as a home to beets, salad greens, […]

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