• 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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  • AWARE Kids Nature Club Annual Bike Rodeo

    This years bike rodeo taught a range of youngsters the importance of riding their bikes and how to be safe while doing it. Kids started the journey with a bike inspection which included a helmet, brake and tire check. Next the  careful use and application of breaks was explored followed by some slalom and figure […]

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  • AWARE Earth Day Clothing Swap Success

    Whistlerites stood apart this Earth Day by choosing to swap instead of shop at the AWARE Earth Day Clothing Swap. This event allowed locals to spring clean their closets, share fashion trends forward and hunt for new hidden gems to adore. Local artisans lined the exterior of the ballroom and sold beautiful creations, many of […]

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  • Great Green Activities for a Rainy Day in Whistler

    When temperatures are too warm to turn the endless rain droplets from a pineapple express into the fresh powder we love, revamp your daily itinerary with these warm Whistler indoor activities.   Start by visiting the Whistler Museum where you can explore the history of Whistler, admire the technological progression of both skis and snowboards, […]

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  • Right to a Healthy Environment

    Across Canada communities are coming together to request their local leaders make municipal declarations in support of their citizens rights to a healthy environment (R2HE).  The momentum behind this grassroots movement has come from two longstanding environmental advocacy groups – EcoJustice and the David Suzuki Foundation. In Whistler, AWARE was asked by a number of […]

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  • Whistler Kids Chance to be Bear Champions!

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has a special opportunity to partner with the Get Bear Smart Society to create a short video of Whistler kids sharing their knowledge and appreciation for Whistler bears to produce a five-minute educational video on what it is like to be a kid growing up in bear country. Through being […]

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