AWARE won the Sustainability in Action Business award at the Whistler Excellence Awards! .
What an honour!
As Whistler’s environmental charity, the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), this kinda feels like cheating! Building sustainable community is part of our mandate, along with Connecting People with Nature and Safeguarding Habitat, Biodiversity and Wilderness.
Whether working with businesses and events to reduce waste, working with conference groups on eco-projects, or creating the environmental ambassadors of tomorrow through our new nature kids camps launching this year – everything we do is focused on empowering others in creating a more sustainable future.
Many of you have been a part of working to make Whistler a more sustainable community.
Recognizing that - whether through our businesses, the way we raise our kids or the way choose to play we all have the ability to make a difference and every step on the journey counts.
The under-served leg of the sustainability stool is often the environment and it needs our continued attention here in Whistler. We are after all a nature-based tourism economy.
The natural world is inspiration for our arts, it’s where we go to be challenged and to overcome challenges, it’s where we are struck with awe and wonder.
Nature is a place we can go to restore our souls, to connect with ourselves, and with others, to learn about traditions, balance and history.
This is the place we call home and this community is facing some big decisions. If we don’t stand up for what we stand on then we risk sacrificing, diversity in our ecosystems, unique ancient forests, our glaciers, and iconic species – from the grizzly bear to the tiny toads of Lost Lake. .
We share this place.
Nature needs a voice and we can all be a part of that.
#standupforwhatyoustandon #powerofplace #awarewhistler