• Reflecting on GranFondo and AWARE’s Partnership

    Celebrating AWARE’s 3rd consecutive year working with North America’s largest Gran Fondo Since 2017, the RBC GranFondo Whistler and AWARE’s Zero Waste Heroes team have been working together to help reduce the amount of event waste generated by focusing on three distinct areas: pre-event waste prevention support, day-of zero waste stations, and post-event waste diversion. In […]

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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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  • Not All Heroes Wear Capes

    The Zero Waste Heroes had a successful 2018! In the programs sixth year in action, our team worked to reduce and divert waste at 22 Farmers Markets, 11 Outdoor Concert Series, 7 major events and 2 neighborhood block parties. Our hosted zero waste stations help events achieve a high level of diversion, while also educating […]

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  • Whistler’s First Repair Cafe

    On October 20th AWARE hosted Whistler’s first Repair Cafe as part of the Zero Waste Living Workshop Series. This series aims to showcase some of the many ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste we create in our everyday lives, while also finding unique ways to re-imagine our ‘waste’ as a valuable […]

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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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  • Waste Diversion Workshops

    Did you know that all properties in Whistler are now expected to divert organic waste and recycling from garbage to landfill? And manage waste stream contamination? Learn more by attending one of these FREE, upcoming waste workshops to prepare your industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) or multi-family housing (MFH) property for changes to the Solid […]

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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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  • 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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  • AWARE Volunteers & Regional Recycling Undertake Recycling Raid at SVMF Campsites

    AWARE and Regional Recycling teamed up again over the first weekend in August to help the Squamish Valley Music Festival divert recyclables from landfill.  A small army of dedicated waste warriors came out to help with Recycling Raids at the campgrounds. In all over 100 people came out to help, with staff and raiders dedicating […]

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