• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Haze Of Smoke Reminder Of High Fire Danger

    Extended periods of hot dry weather have put the fire danger in our region at an extreme high.  There is a province wide ban on activities that could cause fire such as the use of fireworks, camp fires, etc. Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345, […]

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  • Right to a Healthy Environment

    Across Canada communities are coming together to request their local leaders make municipal declarations in support of their citizens rights to a healthy environment (R2HE).  The momentum behind this grassroots movement has come from two longstanding environmental advocacy groups – EcoJustice and the David Suzuki Foundation. In Whistler, AWARE was asked by a number of […]

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  • July Green Talk: What does the future hold for Howe Sound?

    Howe Sound is North Americas southernmost fjord, beautiful and wild yet easily accessed from Vancouver or Whistler in 30 minutes. With a history of industrial mismanagement the Sound was ecologically devastated. After decades of restoration and in excess of $46 million dollars of taxpayer money, the Sound has seen an ecological renaissance, culminating with the […]

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  • Community Weed Pull – Burdock Blitz

    Join the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) and AWARE to remove invasive Burdock in the Alpine Meadows area as part of Invasive Species Week. The pull takes place on Wednesday June 11th, please meet @ Alpine Cafe, 5:30pm. Dress for the weather and bring gardening gloves if you have them.  Refreshments and equipment […]

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