Sustainability CoLab


Sustainability CoLab is a non-profit organization that grew out of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI), a program helping organizations advance the sustainability of their operations through greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

Based on Waterloo’s successful model, Sustainability CoLab provides direct support and a proven approach for member organizations to launch and grow target-based sustainability programs for businesses. These programs create local networks of businesses that are setting and achieving sustainability goals, with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.

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A grant from the Foundation will allow Sustainability CoLab to spend more time coaching members, developing tools to support its work (including emission tracking software), and strengthening its business model to ensure financial self-sufficiency. It will also support the creation of an online meeting place for members to share learning.

Sustainability CoLab

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  • 2014-2017
  • $ 200,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Net-Zero Carbon Economy