May Eco-News – Join Us For Our AGM

Your Eco-News

Whistler’s environmental news, tips for eco-citizenry and opportunities to get involved from the Association of Whistler Residents for the Environment (AWARE).

In this edition:

  • Annual General Meeting – May 19th
  • Go By Bike – Spring Edition
  • Future of Tourism with Whistler Institute

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

~ Margaret Atwood

AWARE’S Annual General Meeting

We know you all saved the date… and now we have the details for our 2021 Annual General Meeting. This year, we will again be on Zoom and have lots to cover. The sessions official business will include:

  • Reports on 2020 operations; 
  • Board director elections; and 
  • A special business item where we hope to secure member support for an updated set of bylaws.

We are also excited to introduce AWARE’s new 3-year Strategic Plan; and take a collective look forward. 

When: May 19, 2021, 7 PM
Where: Zoom – Register free at the link below
Who: Anyone and Everyone (only AWARE members will be able to vote on Board Nominations)

To learn more about Board nominees, review proposed Bylaw updates and register, click the button below.

*If you are not sure whether your membership is still active, please email info@awarewhistler.org*

Bike your way to Bingo

Register and Ride for Spring Go By Bike Week 2021 

This Spring, for Go By Bike Week, AWARE and the RMOW are working with Go By Bike BC to pull off another successful active transportation initiative in Whistler. Help Whistler achieve it’s climate goals, have fun outdoors, and get exercise as we get geared up for Go By Bike Week. 

This spring, we have a special Bingo Card designed to get the whole family, team, workplace, etc stoked on biking! Go pick up the latest edition of The Pique (May 13) or click the link below for a printable PDF of your bingo card and start riding your bike to fill in squares. Make sure to submit your completed Bingo Card and Register for Go By Bike Week to be entered for Prizes!

If you’re looking to organize a team and don’t know where to start, or if you’re helping organize a school team and need materials, or if you just have questions about the initiative, please email nway@awarewhistler.org.


Tourism: Building Back Better

A May 14 Conversation with the Whistler Institute

Whistler’s tourism-centric economy is based in nature and the ecosystem around us. As we explore Covid-19 recovery strategies, we must plan for an increased demand for nature-based experiences and we must make sure to focus on natural capacity limits and the needs of all the other species who call this place home.

Join the conversation with these exciting panelists on May 14, 2021:

  • Barrett Fisher: President & CEO, Tourism Whistler
  • Megan Epler Wood: Founder & Principal, EplerWood International
  • Rodney Payne: CEO, DestinationThink! 
  • Session Chair: Jack Crompton, Mayor, Resort Municipality of Whistler

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