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My Beautiful Future is… Annual Report Celebration
September 6 | 7:30 am - 9:00 amFree
How are we building a beautiful future together?
Is it a carbon-neutral community, thriving businesses, more connected residents, or a happy home for all? What does your beautiful future look like?
That’s the question we’ll ask as we celebrate the past year at Reep Green Solutions and invite community champions to share their beautiful vision for Waterloo Region.
We invite you to celebrate with us and take part in envisioning the future of our community. We’ll hear from change-makers who are mobilizing people and cultivating social change right now that affects the future for us all.
What to Expect
- A healthy, light, local breakfast and networking opportunity
- A brief recap of the achievements of our programs this past year
- My Beautiful Future is… Panel Discussion from local champions on the future of the Waterloo Region
- *NEW* Bike Check provided by the City of Kitchener
Our community changes from a grassroots level. It’s about more than just the environment, it’s about us coming together to build a beautiful future together. Join us in celebration for the past, present and the future to come!
Eric Bolton, Business Owner & Community Activist
Eric Bolton is a Cambridge based musician and business owner. As a community activist, Eric founded and runs Galt Love, a movement for positivity in the downtown core of Galt in Cambridge. Galt Love has been steadily growing for just over 2 years now, becoming a strong voice in Cambridge, and is now also working alongside the Downtown Cambridge BIA. Eric owns two businesses, E-Bolt Music, focusing on concert bookings and music lessons with a team of 15 instructors, and Iris Arts, a small store that sells locally handmade items.As a musician Eric teaches music and performs regularly as a soloist and with his trio, Shy Harry.
Katie Harper, Director of Project Neutral
Katie Harper is the Director of Project Neutral, a project of Tides Canada. Project Neutral is known for its community-focused, carbon benchmarking and climate action tool. Project Neutral allows anyone to find out their carbon footprint in 5 minutes, based on real local data. Katie is passionate about mobilizing communities to take action on climate change, starting with individual and community actions, partnering with local actors to make climate action accessible in cities all over Ontario. She has a background in environmental science and holds an MSc in Freshwater Ecology from McGill University.
Swati Swoboda, Software Developer
Swati Swoboda has been developing web applications since the age of 11 when she was first exposed to Yahoo! for a history research paper. Her excitement for software development continued into University, where she discovered her love for user-centered design. Swati is passionate about sharing her love for software development with others, especially young females in the region. Swati has worked at BlackBerry, Igloo Software, PEER Group, and is currently a software developer at Shopify.
Lakeside Neighbourhood Organizer
Marion Kelterborn is a retired nurse who has lived for twenty years in the Lakeside neighbourhood in the City of Kitchener. She is part of a group of residents who are passionate about Lakeside Park and the Lakeside neighbourhood. She views Lakeside Park as a precious green space which requires ongoing care, advocacy and stewardship in order to preserve and enhance its natural beauty for present and future generations. Through collaborative initiatives that have taken place, Marion has witnessed the power of partnerships in reaching common goals for the park, the neighbourhood and the environment.
Bike Check available!
We encourage you to use sustainable transportation by taking advantage of the City of Kitchener’s Bike Check services for this event.
Thanks City of Kitchener for your support!