• 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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  • 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 and […]

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  • GROW Whistler’s Summer Social Potluck

    Yesterday was a great warm & sunny evening with some of our GROW Whistler folk! The plant based potluck was a great success, all dishes were made with food grown in the garden boxes in Whistler and everyone did a great job reducing waste by bringing all reusable plates, cups and cutlery. Thanks to the […]

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  • The Tiny Toads of Lost Lake have gone wild!

    We at AWARE like all critters to stay wild, we also like to keep them from getting squished!   Please Help Rescue The Tiny Toads?! As many of you know, every year thousands of tiny toads migrate from Lost Lake to the surrounding forested areas. This year, there are tens of thousands of them and […]

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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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  • Whistler Youth Give Life To Dino The Trash-a-saurus

    In an effort to raise awareness of how single-use packaging and products can quickly add up and impact the environment, AWARE helped youth at the 2016 Whistler Children’s Festival give life to Dino, the trash-a-saurus! This was important because at AWARE we hope that single use items, such as coffee cups, straws, plastic bags and […]

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  • Heavy Practitioner Attendance at Climate Symposium Focused on Our Future with Fires

    On Thursday, June 24th Sea to Sky residents explored what our future with forest fires will look like in the region. The symposium featured a series of short talks exploring wildfire mitigation and adaptation opportunities, followed by an inquiry based Apres in Action. Participants learned about forest health and ecology, including traditional and modern use […]

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  • Sign Up For Whistler Greenhouse & Garden Boxes

    Welcome to ‘GROW Whistler’ In 2016 AWARE is adopting Whistler’s community gardening program from Whistler Community Services Society.  The program promotes social and environmental sustainability through greenhouses and gardens which encourage community members to grow their own organic vegetables. Neighbourhood Greenhouses: We have four greenhouses; two at Spruce Grove Field House, one at Myrtle Philip Community […]

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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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