The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program by recognizing five communities that have excelled in meeting the initiative's goal of raising awareness of climate change and taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). One of the five communities recognized was Waterloo Region!
Region of Waterloo joined the PCP Program in April 2010. In October 2013, the Region achieved milestones four and five for corporate operations — a new record for completing the PCP milestone framework. A community-wide action plan was released shortly after, earning milestone three for the community in December 2013. The Region has worked hard to develop a comprehensive climate action strategy and continues to champion climate protection.