• 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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  • Giving Tuesday – Kicking Off The Festive Giving Season

    Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community […]

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  • Whistler Adds Voice To Climate Accountability Campaign

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), My Sea To Sky and many other community groups are currently working with West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) on a Climate Accountability campaign, to hold the world’s fossil fuel polluters accountable for their role in causing climate harm to our communities. By doing so the […]

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  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Join the AWARE Team at the upcoming Value of Water event In Whistler, surrounded by snow capped peak and beautiful lakes, it can feel like we have an endless supply of fresh water. Yet with longer hotter drier summers and the loss of glaciers projected thanks to climate change, we all need to start getting into […]

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  • Final Days to Submit Your Vision For Whistler (Until March 31st)

    Throughout this Spring, staff at the Resort Municipality of Whistler are working to revisit the Official Community Plan for the community and the Community Vision. (Unsure what the difference is between a Vision and an Official Community Plan read our last blog) Since the early 2000’s Whistler’s shared community goals have been outlined in the Whistler […]

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  • Climate Change in an International Ski Resort

    IS WHISTLER CLIMATE CONSCIOUS? Earth has always had natural cycles of warming and cooling, but not like the ones we are seeing now… The top five hottest years on record are 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2010. Human beings are making a difference – combine a sharp rise in fossil fuel consumption, worldwide destruction of forest […]

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  • ACT NOW: Public Comments Invited on Grizzly Bear Designation in Western Canada

    AWARE is proud to be part of the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative as grizzly bears are icons of the wilderness and when we have healthy grizzly bear populations we have healthy wild spaces. Right now we all have a chance to speak up to help the threatened grizzly bear populations of southwest BC. […]

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  • AWARE joins open letter asking that Big Oil pay fairshare of climate change costs

    AWARE joined more than 50 community groups from across BC who have signed onto an open letter arguing that fossil fuel companies owe BC communities for their fair share of the impacts of climate change. We signed because we believe the principles of polluter pays and true cost accounting should be a foundation to every […]

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  • Howe Sounds Natural Renaissance at Risk

    In July 2016, Tracey Saxby, co-founder of My Sea to Sky, spoke at AWARE’s Green Talk exploring what the future might hold for Howe Sound. The discussion was held at the Whistler Museum and brought forth some of the major issues and concerns that Sea to Sky residents have regarding the Woodfibre LNG project.  Howe […]

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  • AWARE invites ELIZABETH MAY & S2S LEADERS TO TALK CLIMATE CHANGE

    On Thursday 21st AWARE was thankful to have the opportunity to host the Honourable Elizabeth May in Whistler, as she gave us the inside scoop on the recent COP21 UN Climate Conference in Paris.  The evening event highlighted the significance of the global climate commitments made in Paris but also put the spotlight on the reliance […]

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