• Sea-to-Sky Students and Citizens Strike for Bold Action on Climate Change

    Across the globe millions of people have been marching to demand our leaders take urgent and bold action on Climate Change. We know the challenges. We know the solutions. We need to act! On September 27th students will be taking to the streets across Canada and around the world, in response to Greta Thunberg’s call […]

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  • 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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  • Who Should Share the Costs of Climate Change? – An Important Conversation

    The Climate Accountability campaign is an ongoing effort being spearheaded by West Coast Environmental Law and being supported by groups and citizens across BC. The campaign has seen multiple B.C. municipalities write to fossil fuel companies asking them to share in the costs associated with Climate Change. In total, 16 municipalities in regions across the province, […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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