• Why Make Your Own Household Cleaner

    Household cleaning supplies are jam-packed with the most powerful bacteria killers in existence, expertly engineered to complete annihilate just about every organism they come into contact with, including the good guys. We’re sure you won’t be surprised to hear these germ terminators aren’t the best for the environment.  Many cleaning products have toxic effects on […]

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  • Warm Yourself, Not The Outdoors

    Feeling chilly? Don’t jump straight for the thermostat dial. Instead, follow these hot tips to warm up and get cozy without making the planet pay the price. Snuggle into an extra layer and some thick socks. Embrace the oversized scarf fashion trend. Get your blood flowing by jumping up and down for a minute to […]

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  • Ten Ways To Green Your Holidays

    The holidays are overwhelming for all of us, including our planet. The amount of waste is exceptional this time of year. Here are ten things you can do to have a greener holiday season. Use certified LED light for your holiday cheer. The use 95% less energy and last 20 times longer. Skip the gift […]

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  • Waste AWARE Certification – Cleaning Companies & Housekeeping Teams

    The amount of waste humans produce is steadily rising and so is the cost of dealing with it. Global solid waste generation is on pace to increase 70% by 2025. Through reduced consumption and better waste management we can all work together to bring this number down. Locally, Whistler has a mission to achieve zero […]

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  • Trash Talk

    Do you know where your waste belongs and why? In partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler, AWARE developed this infographic to help you better understand how to deal with your waste like a pro. Becoming familiar with the lifecycle of an item from start to finish can make it easier to understand the intricacies […]

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  • Join The AWARE Team In 2018

      Interested in joining a fun team that loves nature, cares about all things environmental and is passionate about building sustainable community? AWARE is currently recruiting the following year-round, summer and casual positions. (Click on Job Title for Details)   Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by email to cruddy@awarewhistler.org. We […]

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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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  • FREE Workshops help Whistler Businesses and Properties Prepare for New Solid Waste Bylaw

    Whistler has a mission to achieve zero waste. As a community with strong sustainability goals, organizations across the community have been working together to improve the ways in which waste material is managed. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) now require all properties to separate all recyclable material, […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Friendly Forests

    Did you know that trees are the longest living organism on Earth and that they never die of old age! Trees provide food and habitat for animals, absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us to breathe. Some of the animals we saw that live in trees include squirrels, chipmunks and wood peckers. This weeks […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Things with Wings

    This weeks theme at camp was Things with Wings! From birds to bats to bugs, there are many Whistler creatures with wings! Migratory birds help remind us how interconnected our world truly is. Birds can travel incredible distances – anywhere from 25 to 1000 km in a day! They migrate out of necessity otherwise their […]

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