I feature an interesting website, blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page or other online destination related to Waterloo Region on CKWR with Randolph J. Johnston called #WRawesome Online, Mondays at about 12:30. Here is the Midday with RJ’s Facebook page.
I hope by doing so that I’ll help people find places online that help them to connect to their community–online and in the real world. By doing so, I hope to help people find online places that they might not find otherwise and make our community a better place to live.
For folks looking for communications advice, you can get tips from each selection featured. I’ll highlight at least one example in my weekly post.
#WRawesome Online: Sustainable Waterloo Region
Since yesterday was Earth Day, I want this week’s featured awesome online selection to have an environmental focus. What could be more fitting than to feature Sustainable Waterloo Region’s website?
A true grassroots initiative founded by Mike Morrice, Sustainable Waterloo is making our world better by focusing on how our community can care for our environment. It’s primary focus is on reducing carbon emissions. Local businesses, municipalities and social profit organizations such as the House of Friendship are challenged to voluntarily set targets to reduce green house gas emissions. They are working hard to expand the number of participating organizations so that we can prevent further changes to the climate.
Based on the growth of the organization and the large crowd, filled with community leaders, at its awards ceremonies last week, Sustainable Waterloo Region is simply awesome.
What makes it awesome online is the wealth of information on its website about the problem of green house gases and how to reduce them–especially through its Regional Carbon Initiative. One feature that I particularly like is the GHG Services Directory which helps members to find ways to reduce carbon emissions.
I also really like that they use a blog to share their perspectives and knowledge. For a nonprofit organization, the team approach to blogging is smart and I like being able to see the members of the team and be able to see all the posts by each team member. I just wish that with such a large team with so much to say that they made a point of putting up at least one post per week. It’d also be better if the blog was integrated into the overall website.
If you live in Waterloo Region, I encourage you to check out this website to see how your business or organization might participate. If you live outside Waterloo Region, perhaps it could inspire a similar initiative in your area.