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By Mike Morrice When I led the team that started Sustainable Waterloo Region in 2008 – and launched the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) in the process – we needed to raise enough seed funding to give us time to build up ongoing program revenue, from sources like membership fees, sponsorships and event attendees. While mired […]

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By Jon-Erik Lappano, Network & Operations Manager When Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) first released its 2015 Climate Change Discussion Paper in February, we wanted our submission to reflect the work already underway to build Ontario’s low-carbon economy. With CoLab’s Network as a focal point, our submission spoke to the progress made […]

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By Mike Morrice  Last Thursday was a special one, for the CoLab Network and for Durham Sustain Ability (DSA). Why? To start, it was the first time one of our Network Members launched the program Sustainability CoLab was created to share. But it’s more than that. I can only describe it with a metaphor for […]

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By Mike Morrice It was this time last year – January 16th to be exact! – that we were announcing the launch of Sustainability CoLab and ambitious plans to support organizations interested in replicating Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Carbon Initiative. We started with five organizations across Ontario either launching or growing what we now refer […]

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At CoLab, we have learned a lot about what makes a great partnership: shared passion, lots of dedication, aligned goals, and – who could forget – a glitzy new blog post to show it off!  As we and our new partner, Bullfrog Power, have the first three in spades, let’s get cracking on introductions. For […]

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Instead, a reminder to keep an open mind to changes that may (surprisingly) benefit everyone involved By Mike Morrice   Last week, while riding my bike to work, I was pulled over. The experience was, of course, jarring. I was riding in the right lane, looking to the left at the police car slowly driving alongside […]

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