Executive Director, Sustainability CoLab
Some would have us believe our sustainability challenges are too big to address at the community-level. Then along comes a story like Mike’s to remind us that incremental changes do change the status quo. Six years ago he founded Sustainable Waterloo Region to engage businesses in sustainability. Today, SWR is financially self-sufficient and reporting back on 56,000 tonnes of GHGs committed to be reduced by organizations employing 14% of Waterloo Region’s workforce ,and has inspired global interest In response, Mike has since co-founded Sustainability CoLab to share the model; currently supporting 5 similar programs across the province with plans to scale impact to 8 communities by 2017.