The Region of Waterloo is committed to embracing environmental considerations in all of its decisions.  Clean air, water, land, green spaces and sensitive environmental features are important to ensuring Waterloo Region stays healthy, sustainable and liveable.

As an organization the Region is committed to reducing its environmental footprint as well as enabling residents and businesses to do the same with its programs and services.Some of these programs and services include:

Community Environmental Fund 2016

The Community Environmental Fund was established in 2011 to provide an integrated funding program to support community-based environmental initiatives. Apply to the Community Environmental Fund 2016The Fund assists community members and organizations who wish to carry out projects that protext, promote and enhance our natural environment. Through this Fund, the Region collaborates with local stakeholders to build a sustainable community for current and future generations.

The 2016 Community Environmental Fund application is now available. Please read the Application Guideline before completing the application. Applications will be accepted until January 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Please note: The fillable PDF must be viewed/saved using Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Some web browsers now use their own PDF viewers to open/view PDFs. The application will not open in these viewers. Please use a browser that uses Adobe Reader/Acrobat such as Internet Explorer, or change the default PDF viewer in your browser using these instructions.

Our Progress

Communicating our progress: Online public reporting software

progresssite.jpgAs part of our commitment to greener choices, we are significantly reducing the number of printed materials to report on the progress of our Region of Waterloo Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

An online tool has been developed for monitoring and communicating progress on the Region's commitment to Environmental Sustainability Strategy. The web-based tool provides detailed and summary information about each of the actions in written and graphic formats (where available) illustrating progress made towards our Strategic Objectives and Focus Areas.