• Giving Tuesday with AWARE

    A day dedicated to giving back around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season. #SeatoSkyGives    Our story: AWARE, Whistler’s environmental charity strives towards a vision of a knowledgeable community that is engaged […]

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  • Crafty By Nature – A Day of Nature Inspired Community Fun in the Rain!

    Crafty by Nature 2015 was made possible by the Community Foundation of Whistler, the Pique Newsmagazine , hard working volunteers and generous local businesses. All the amazing volunteers that made Crafty by Nature 2015 possible! The Whistler Public Library read nature tales to crafty attendees beside the Whistler Museum who led participants on nature walks […]

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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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  • Crafty BY Nature

    Join Whistler’s environmental charity AWARE and some of their non-profit friends in Rebagliati Park on Sunday August 30th, 11am-3pm for Crafty BY Nature: a day of nature crafts, live music, food and fun to celebrate our natural environment. What Will You Find @ Crafty BY Nature: Nature Crafts Interactive Info Booths with Local Non-Profits Bird […]

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  • AWARE Volunteers & Regional Recycling Undertake Recycling Raid at SVMF Campsites

    AWARE and Regional Recycling teamed up again over the first weekend in August to help the Squamish Valley Music Festival divert recyclables from landfill.  A small army of dedicated waste warriors came out to help with Recycling Raids at the campgrounds. In all over 100 people came out to help, with staff and raiders dedicating […]

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  • Love this place, reduce your waste – through composting

    On July 21st Municipal Council approved the bylaw framework being developed to minimize organics in Whistler’s waste stream. In 2014 Whistler produced 15,761 tonnes of landfilled waste. Organics traditionally take up more than 45% of household garbage (54% in Whistler) so diverting them could drastically reduce what we annually send to the landfill. What are […]

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  • FREE — Squamish Valley Music Festival Tickets

    Do you love music & hate waste? Join AWARE in helping the SVMF divert recyclables from the landfill and get a FREE ticket(s) to the Fest! Get a FREE ticket for the same day you complete your volunteer shift on (e.g. help us clean up on Friday and attend the festival for FREE on Friday […]

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  • Haze Of Smoke Reminder Of High Fire Danger

    Extended periods of hot dry weather have put the fire danger in our region at an extreme high.  There is a province wide ban on activities that could cause fire such as the use of fireworks, camp fires, etc. Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, […]

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  • AWARE Zero Waste Stations make a debut at the Whistler Half Marathon

    The Whistler Half Marathon approached AWARE for assistance increasing their waste segregation and landfill diversion at the fifth annual event. AWARE provided the half marathon with four volunteer run Zero Waste Stations (ZWS), which were set up in the Whistler Olympic Plaza, the starting and finishing point for all racers. Each ZWS contained bins similar […]

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  • Public Comment Period: Garibaldi At Squamish

    The EAO held an open house to advise the public on changes and updates information.  AWARE was there – please find below the handouts that were made publicly available at that session. 2015_05_21_Open_House_Handout_lowres Now is your chance to ensure that Sea-to-Sky community values and public goals are considered in project planning and decision-making.   Share […]

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