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 shared property.
So far this summer, the program has supported projects ranging from neighbourhood BBQ’s to outdoor movies to Little Free Library’s. To any neighbourhoods hosting a Resilient Streets event – thank you for all that you are doing to build up our Whistler community! Moreover, thanks to the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and the Community Foundation of Whistler for facilitating this initiative.
In the spirit of neighbourliness, AWARE has put together a Zero Waste Event Planning Guide for recipients of the Resilient Streets microgrants, available here. There are many environmental, social, and economic incentives to plan an event with minimal or no waste. Zero Waste initiatives can save resources, money, and promote responsible waste management in your community. While this Guide was written with the Resilient Streets program in mind, the information it contains translates to any zero waste event, and may even help inside your home. Please feel free to utilize any of these materials to help manage your residential waste.
For those interested in hosting a Resilient Streets event in their own neighbourhood, the program will be accepting applications in a second round of intake. The second round deadline will be September 15, with projects being completed no later than October 15. A link to the application form and further information can be found here.