Projects

  • Whistler’s Old and Ancient Tree Map

    June, 2019 saw the release of the long-anticipated Old and Ancient Tree Map of Whistler. In this map, explorers (locals and visitors alike) can follow pre-planned paths or choose their own route to see a selection of the ancient (uncut) trees around the Whistler valley. From the oldest tree (at

  • Online Webinar: Getting To Know A Canadian Icon – The Grizzly Bear

    Grizzly bears are a fascinating and elusive presence for us here in the Sea to Sky corridor of British Columbia. Understanding more about the grizzly bear enables us to better protect their crucial habitats and to make sure that as we continue to grow and thrive, we enable them to

  • Sea to Sky School Waste Reduction Workshops

      In the 2019/20 school year, AWARE hosted 54 workshops with 1551 students at schools from Squamish to Lillooet! The Zero Waste AWARE workshops are an activity the class looks forward to each year. They come away from the workshop filled with many valuable questions and also a revived determination

  • Waste AWARE Certification – Cleaning Companies

    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

  • Zero Waste Living Workshop Series

    This series features four unique workshops designed to connect you with unique ways to help you progress towards a zero waste lifestyle.

  • Eco-Citizen Video

    If you are interested in supporting production, watching the finished video, or incorporating it in your staff training or customer outreach, please send an e-mail to info@awarewhistler.org.

  • Whistler Nature Camp | Summer

    Kids Summer Day Camp for ages 5-9 Part of AWARE’s Whistler Nature Camp series The Whistler Nature Camp series strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them a

  • Backcountry Trail Users Grizzly Bear Outreach Project

    For the benefit of people and bears and with the challenges in mind Coast to Cascades is working with a variety of stakeholders to implement consistent signage at trailheads to popular hiking and/or biking trails were people could come into contact with grizzly bears.

  • Our Future with Forest Fires: A Climate Action Symposium

    The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) and the Sea to Sky Clean Air Society, two local charities with environmental and climate oriented mandates, will be hosting a Climate Action Symposium in Whistler on June 23rd from 12:30 to 5:30 at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

  • 2017 Multi-Family Accommodation Strata Waste Pilot – Testing In-Unit Toolkits To Increase Recycling and Organics Diversion

    To help and multi-family properties find ways to maximize organic waste diversion, minimize food waste and separate recyclables, AWARE is working with the RMOW to offer commercial and residential strata buildings, as well as individual businesses, on-site support to identify and work through challenges to implementation.