Believe it or not, 2015 is upon us. For everyone here at GRPBS, that means a new and refreshed outlook for our company with goals we hope to push through in the coming months.
You could say we’re turning over a new leaf; renewing our commitment to the community by engaging in conversations that matter to you and that promote the most healthy environment in which to live and learn. We want to reach out to our neighbours and talk about the issues that are preventing the people of Waterloo Region from accessing things like safer bike lanes, sustainable transportation, and governmental support for grassroots green initiatives.
Our greatest partner in developing an accessible and affordable alternative to automotive transportation is you. Over the past three years, GRPBS has made great gains in the community by reaching many different demographics in an effort to create the most effective and inclusive business plan possible. Attending university sustainability fairs like ECOLOO and EcoHawks at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, respectively, allowed our staff to engage with the student population and really understand the challenges and opportunities that lay within the vast population of students in the region. To bolster our growing potential, Waterloo Regional and City Councils have expressed their support for our organization through talks and presentations spanning through the last two leadership cycles. GRPBS also has a number of stakeholders in the business community after presenting to several national corporations.
For GRPBS, we’re not just about bikes. We’re about developing sustainable infrastructure for generations to come, and we’re about improving the health and wellness of Waterloo Region’s inhabitants. We want to make sure the conversations carries forward from, “Where do I lock my bike when I’m done with it?” to something like, “How can I get my entire office to commute by bike?”, and eventually to, “How do we know our kids will be safe when they are using bike lanes?”. By partnering with schools, local government, and businesses of all sizes, our goal is to reach every person possible to reignite discussion about health, safety, and ongoing sustainability in our community – issues that matter to all of us.