Community Tables

Come to the EV3 Atrium between 1 PM and 3 PM to check out the Community Tables.

Find some of the community descriptions below.


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Blue Dot: The Blue Dot movement is a national grassroots campaign based on the idea that everyone in Canada deserves the right to a healthy environment, including clean air and water, and a say in decisions that affect our health and well-being. Since 2014, more than 110,000 people across Canada have stood up to have this right recognized and protected, and it’s working! As a result of volunteer efforts, 173 municipalities have passed resolutions in support. Based on this success, we are now working to have these rights recognized in federal law, so all Canadians can benefit. Ultimately, we seek to amend the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include the right to a healthy environment, so that we can join the 110 countries around the world that already have this right included in their constitutions.


 

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Sustainable Campus Initiative.


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UW Sustainability Office: The Sustainability Office works collaboratively with groups across campus to expand sustainability teaching and research, reduce our campus’ environmental footprint, and engage the campus community on sustainable living.


 

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rare: The vision of rare is to offer the entire community a diverse network of connected natural areas, protected intact in perpetuity. As a leader in conservation, research, restoration and education, rare will serve as a model system that not only demonstrates the link between ecological integrity and economic sustainability but includes meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, both of which are critical for the enhancement and quality of life of the planet.


 

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ClimateActionWR: ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations and community members focused on climate change mitigation, and is led by Sustainable Waterloo Region and Reep Green Solutions. It coordinates the activities of the Climate Action Plan – establishing a cross-sector dialogue, facilitating collaborative opportunities, and monitoring and measuring progress towards achieving our community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020. In 2018, the Waterloo Region adopted long-term 80% GHG reduction target to be achieved by 2050!


 

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September Lily: September Lily will be sharing information about their upcoming eco-fashion event, the KW Clothing Market – May 11th, as well as info about their spring clothing swap! This local business is very active in sustainable fashion initiatives, as well as selling high quality vintage & preloved fashion.


 

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Laurel Creek Citizens Working Group: Working together for healthy streams – The Laurel Creek Citizens Working group work in collaboration with the City of Waterloo to provide educational experiences and community stewardship activities relating to local streams. Visit the group at local events to learn how to keep surface water clean or lend a hand planting trees or wetland plants, removing invasive plants or stream cleanup.