• Claire Ruddy Saying Goodbye To AWARE After 15 Years

    Claire Ruddy joined AWARE as a Board Director 15 years ago as a volunteer before becoming the organizations first Executive Director in 2013. Looking back over the past decade, seemingly small steps have added up to major impact. Under Claire’s leadership AWARE has had the opportunities and support to: In Claire’s words: As I look […]

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  • Climate News: Council Votes to Adopt Zero Carbon Step Code

    At the May 16th Council meeting Mayor and Council voted to adopt the Zero Carbon Step Code in a move that will ensure the greenhouse gas emissions of new buildings are accounted for. By implementing low carbon building requirements in Whistler we have the potential to avoid approximately 5,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent which is 8% of the emissions reduction needed to reach Whistler’s 2030 target.

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  • Choose to Reuse: Fast Fashion Facts

    Choosing to reuse isn’t just about reducing single use plastics.  The fashion industry currently produces 4-5 billion tons of CO2 emissions annually: That is 8-10% of global CO2 emissions, and is on track to increase with population growth. The diagram below illustrates the carbon footprint of a couple of new items of clothes: a new […]

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  • Giving Tuesday 2021 Was A Success!

    To all those who showed support this 2021 Giving Tuesday and throughout the Giving Season: THANK YOU! We know this has been a tough time for many and we are bursting with gratitude at your support, which will go directly to advocating for conservation and climate action here in Whistler. With contributions from many generous […]

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  • Let’s Decarbonize Our Diets: Low-Carbon Eating Made Easy

    This month our Small Steps for Big Moves Climate Action focuses on Decarbonizing Our Diet. Read on for quick facts, options for personal action, and resources for low-carbon eating in Whistler. Why do we need to act? The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that the meat industry generates nearly one fifth of man-made […]

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