• Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2019

    Waste Reduction Week in Canada October 21-27, 2019 To celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, AWARE brings you three local events aligning with the national campaign’s themes. Whistler Events Tuesday, October 22, 2019 // Bi-Annual Clothing Swap & Repair Station Thursday, October 24, 2019 // Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean Saturday, October 26, 2019 // […]

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  • Zero Waste Workshops Are Back This Fall

    Whistler has a goal of becoming zero waste. Updates to the Solid Waste Bylaw by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) last year now require all properties to separate all recyclable material, and food scraps and organics from garbage. As a community with strong sustainability goals, organizations across the community have been working together to […]

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  • Giving Tuesday – Kicking Off The Festive Giving Season

    Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community […]

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  • Responsible Waste Management at Resilient Streets Events

    The Whistler Resilient Streets project is currently underway working to build greater connections between neighbors in the Whistler area. The pilot initiative awards funding to neighbourhoods who apply to host block parties, build gardens, organize workshops, volunteer together, or host any other event designed to get neighbours talking and enhance life on their street or […]

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  • Community Forum on Whistler Vision and Official Community Plan

    In 2018, RMOW staff and Council kicked off a process to revamp Whistler’s Official Community Plan (OCP). As the timeline covered by the OCP would have exceeded the lifespan of Whistler’s highest level policy document – our shared community vision Whistler 2020 – it was determined that the Vision should also be replaced. The timelines for this […]

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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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  • GROW Community Greenhouse and Gardens 2017 Summary

    With another sold out year in the GROW Greenhouse and Garden program and in AWARE’s second year managing the program, we were excited to take on some much-needed program maintenance and add value to a program that benefits people and nature. In Spring and Fall of 2017, the GROW Greenhouses underwent extensive maintenance to repair […]

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  • AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes program featured on CBC

    We were super excited that very own Zero Waste Heroes program, was featured on CBC last week! Here is a little bit about what the Zero Waste Heroes initiative does: Pre-event Waste Reduction Support – The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it in the first place, so our primary goal is […]

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  • Whistler Nature Camp Diary – Aquatic Adventure 1

    We had a blast splashing into our theme ‘Aquatic Adventures’ this week! We learned a ton about wetlands and water creatures! All of the campers were especially enthusiastic about metamorphose as many critters spend a portion of their lives underwater, for example pesky mosquitos and majestic dragonflies! Some aquatic insects grow by shedding their outer […]

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  • #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment

    #NaturalWhistler – Finding Out What We Value Most About Whistler’s Natural Environment In Whistler, we all know nature is awesome. But there are many different reasons why people agree. This summer, we wanted to hear about some of the reasons people feel passionate about and connected to nature, so we launched the campaign #NaturalWhistler. We […]

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