• Join AWARE at our Virtual 2020 AGM and Celebrate 50 Years of Earth Day

    AWARE is taking our AGM virtual! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join from the comfort of your own home As 2020 brings unprecedented challenges to our communities in the face of COVID-19, join us on April 22nd – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – for AWARE’s Annual General Meeting. In this new virtual format […]

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  • AWARE Releases EcoCitizen Video Aims To Help Keep Whistler Special!

    EcoCitizen Video Aims To Help Keep Whistler Special! Video Can Help With Training & Guest Engagement We all love Whistler’s natural beauty and with population growth and pressures from tourism and recreation, we need to empower every person to be good stewards of our resources, the land and wildlife. The AWARE team has taken on […]

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  • Reflecting on GranFondo and AWARE’s Partnership

    Celebrating AWARE’s 3rd consecutive year working with North America’s largest Gran Fondo Since 2017, the RBC GranFondo Whistler and AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes team have been working together to help reduce the amount of event waste generated by focusing on three distinct areas: pre-event waste prevention support, day-of zero waste stations, and post-event waste diversion. In […]

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  • Participate in the Sharing Economy

    Before any bigger purchase ask your self “how often am I really going to use this table saw, wheelbarrow or folding table?” If the answer is “not a lot”, consider borrowing instead. Especially if you are great at making thank-you cookies. BORROW – Start by reaching out to see if anyone else already has what you […]

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  • Not All Heroes Wear Capes

    The Zero Waste Heroes had a successful 2018! In the programs sixth year in action, our team worked to reduce and divert waste at 22 Farmers Markets, 11 Outdoor Concert Series, 7 major events and 2 neighborhood block parties. Our hosted zero waste stations help events achieve a high level of diversion, while also educating […]

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  • Whistler’s First Repair Cafe

    On October 20th AWARE hosted Whistler’s first Repair Cafe as part of the Zero Waste Living Workshop Series. This series aims to showcase some of the many ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we create in our everyday lives, while also finding unique ways to re-imagine our ‘waste’ as a valuable […]

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  • Get To Know Council Nominees At The All Candidates Meeting

    The candidate pre-survey results are in. Plus, get key info for the 2018 Whistler General Local Government Election.   The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), Arts Whistler and Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) have partnered to host an All Candidates meeting on September 26 at Maury Young Arts Centre at 6:00 […]

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  • Waste Diversion Workshops

    Did you know that all properties in Whistler are now expected to divert organic waste and recycling from garbage to landfill? And manage waste stream contamination? Learn more by attending one of these FREE, upcoming waste workshops to prepare your industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) or multi-family housing (MFH) property for changes to the Solid […]

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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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  • Whistler’s Community Vision (& OCP)

    Whistlerites are being invited to participate in processes to revisit our shared ‘Community Vision’ for Whistler’s future and the Official Community Plan (OCP). Revisions of these two key community policies are being talked about collectively, but as policies their remits are different. This blog highlights our understanding of the community engagement process on these policies. As we […]

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