AWARE is committed to protecting Whistler’s natural environment by speaking up and taking action on environmental issues, while empowering others to do the same.
SAFEGUARDING HABITAT, BIODIVERSITY & WILDERNESS VALUES
We work to safeguard habitats and species to maintain connectivity of ecosystems, supporting wildlife and human health.
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT COMMUNITY
We engage and empower our community to make smart choices, consume mindfully and consider impacts on the environment and the climate.
COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP
We collaborate with other groups because environmental protection is more effective when supported by consensus and when aligned with broader strategies. We approach all our partnerships with integrity, honesty and accountability and seek to partner with local organizations where there are shared values and/or opportunities for efficiency.
COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATION
We develop communications and outreach opportunities as public understanding, engagement and activation, lead to responsible stewardship of our shared natural assets. We create and deliver educational programs because change starts with knowledge.
RESEARCH AND PARTICIPATION
We take part in and coordinate research projects, in order to ensure what we do is based in fact and science. We participate in government and community processes because our natural resources and environment deserve a voice.
Map of Whistler's Old and Ancient Trees (click to enlarge)