Here are some links related to environmental sustainability in and around the city of Waterloo (for those of you not from here, it’s in Ontario, Canada).

  • 10,000 Trees Project – A grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to transformational economic stimulus through environmental activism. Planted 10,000 bare root trees within the city of Waterloo.
  • Bailey’s Local Foods – Local food buying club that sources local and often organic food.
  • BarterWorks – Provides a local currency alternative for local businesses, individuals, and community groups to exchange labour, goods, and services.
  • City of Waterloo’s Citizens Environment Advisory Committee (WCEAC) – An Advisory Committee to City Council on matters related to the environment.
  • Community Garden Council of Waterloo Region – A group of individuals dedicated to helping community gardens grow and prosper.
  • ConsciousTraveller –  Provides a “wellspring” of services, education and resources for those interested in health, relationally, environmentally and socially conscious living.
  • CREW – A local non-profit organization dedicated to making renewable energy accessible to the citizens of Waterloo Region.
  • Foodlink Waterloo Region – Promotes local food through education and networking. Provides a Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map for people to source local food.
  • Grand River CarShare – A local non-profit co-operative that provides carsharing services across Waterloo Region and promotes sustainable transportation.
  • Grand River Environmental Network (GREN) – A proactive voice for the environment in the Grand River watershed.
  • Green Waterloo – Contains oodles of other environmental links in the area. Wish I had time to add them all…
  • KW Green Drinks – An informal, self-organizing network that provides people with a place to discuss, listen, and debate environmental and other issues.
  • KW Urban Harvester – Find out how to get started in a community garden near you!
  • KW Field Naturalists – Local group interested in fostering protection of natural areas through conservation, education and advocacy.
  • KW Procession of the Species – An annual, community-based celebration in whereby people dress up as species of all kinds to raise awareness about the threats to biodiversity.
  • Little City Farm – Located in the City of Kitchener, the operators conduct various workshops on how to live sustainably (i.e. permaculture), run a bed and breakfast that provides local and organic food, and much more.
  • LSPIRG – Builds the capacity of students and supports them through funding, training, and other resources to help them engage in acts of social change.
  • My Sustainable Canada – Helps bridge gaps in knowledge, encourage collaboration and provide a national vision on sustainable consumption.
  • REEP – Provides the citizens of Waterloo Region with energy audits and other tools for sustainable living.
  • Reduce the Juice – Facilitates the creation of youth led projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Seven Shores Urban Market and Café – Sells local and organic food as well as crafts from international artisans.
  • Spark In the Park – An event aimed at using the power of music and social gathering to make lasting connections between students for environmental and social causes.
  • Sustainable Technology Education Project (STEP) – Educates students and the general public about sustainable design and technologies through the demonstration of projects managed, designed, and built by students.
  • Sustainable Waterloo – Guides organizations in Waterloo Region towards a more environmentally sustainable future.
  • THEMUSEUM Café – Claims to have the best locally grown food this side of Uncle Bob’s farm. Yum!
  • Transition KW – Encourages citizens to become involved and empowered in creating a viable and sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
  • Transpire Organic Farm – A one acre farm operating on certified organic land. There vision is to build a healthy, sustainable community around food and dance.
  • Tri-Cities Transport Action Group (TriTAG) – A citizens’ group dedicated to improving mass transit and active transportation in Waterloo Region.
  • WPIRG – Provides a place for students and community members to research, educate, and take action on environmental and social justice issues.
  • Waterloo Stewardship Network – Works with landowners, resource associations and agencies within the community to promote the responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Waterloo Wellington Bloggers Association – Not exactly an “environmental” website per sé, but full of local information. What better way to bring about environmental change than to find out what is going on in your community?
  • Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society – A local, non-profit group dedicated to the use and protection of native plants in parks, gardens and other open spaces. Reachable by contacting  judybrisson(at)rogers.com.
  • Wildlife Gardening– Sells, maintains, restores, plants, and designs gardens for native plants.
  • The Working Centre – A non-profit organization that seeks to give individuals and groups access to tools and opportunities to become involved in the building of community projects Includes Recycle Cycles, which helps fix and sells refurbished bicycles.

My Sustainable Canada – Helps bridge gaps in knowledge, encourage collaboration and provide a national vision on sustainable consumption.

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