Sustainable Waterloo Region: Regional Carbon Initiative

RCI connects and empowers 67 member organizations to set GHG reduction targets. To build the sustainability capacity in an organization, the RCI offers tools to track and report on GHGs, develop policies, engage employees, learn from experts and their peers on newest sustainability trends, and much more. The RCI team, event speakers, and RCI resources provide project expertise and technical support, but it is through shared learnings and collaboration that RCI members find best practices and inspire one another towards further GHG reductions – and in doing so, create increased competitive advantage. As of December 31, 2015, the 67 members, had worked to eliminate 18,721 tonnes of GHGs and a further 29,000 tonnes committed over the next 10 years. The program has now been emulated in 7 other Ontario cities.