The Waterloo affiliated region was established in September of 2014, and is currently the fastest growing region.
In October, SYC was first introduced in the region through an article published by The Green Student, an online journal for students interested in environmental issues. On November 5th 2014, the Region made their first public appearance at ECOLOO, an environmental fair at the University of Waterloo and sparked membership interest. Several members signed up for the SYC mailing list to take student leadership with SYC in the Waterloo Region. On February 1st 2015, the Steering Committee attended the SYC Waterloo Winter Retreat to discuss the prospective goals for 2015.
SYC Waterloo has partnered up with the Canadian Council for the Dissemination of Science and Culture (CCDSC) to host the Sustainable Living Educational Program, a series of 10 monthly public workshops aiming to simplify the basic concepts of sustainable living to engage the residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region in building healthier, vibrant and sustainable communities. Interested youth have the opportunity to take on a leading role as Sustainability Ambassadors.
Watch our promo video here!
Our upcoming event is What can YOUth do? a free, publicly accessible conference on how the youth of Kitchener-Waterloo can adopt and encourage sustainability in their local communities. Join community leaders, members, and youth for all or part of a day of knowledge sharing and an evening of networking. See the website for more details: http://www.whatyouthcando.com/
Two of this region’s up and coming networking organizations have come together to bring you one of the largest ever networking events including youth and environment locally.
Founded through the efforts of multiple individuals and organizations in 2012, the Waterloo Region Environment Network (WREN) is a network of 175+ environmental organizations and individual affiliates around Waterloo Region working towards a shared vision of collaboration, community, and sustainability. WREN provides a framework for its members to foster connections and follow through on working together, via networking events, shared resources, and a digital space to host collective outcomes at www.wrenvironetwork.ca. Each year as a part of its events series, WREN hosts a major networking event to connect its members to each other and the greater community. This year we are thrilled to be partnering #WRENE2016 with our local youth.