Saturday, June 5, 2021

New study reveals that nature can deliver immediate impact in Canada’s fight to tackle the climate crisis

boreal forest floor

Waterloo researchers contribute to new science led by Nature United

By protecting, better managing, and restoring nature, Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, concludes Nature United’s ground-breaking Natural Climate Solutions for Canada. The new study published in Science Advances shows that Natural Climate Solutions can help Canada mitigate up to 78 Mt CO2e annually in 2030—an amount equal to the current greenhouse gas emissions from powering every single home in Canada for about three years.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

University of Waterloo commits to reduce carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investments 50 per cent by 2030, achieve net-neutral by 2040

Three seedlings in the ground
This article was originally published by Media Relations.

Board and administration endorse recommendations from Responsible Investing Advisory Group 

The University of Waterloo has committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its pension and endowment investment portfolios by 50 per cent by the year 2030 and is committing to achieving full carbon neutrality by 2040.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

University of Waterloo declares a climate emergency

Aerial view of UWaterloo campus
This message was originally circulated by President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Today the University of Waterloo declared a climate emergency. In doing so we are joining communities, governments and other post-secondary institutions around the world.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Waterloo’s climate centre welcomes new executive director

Sarah Burch headshot

Dr. Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) author, appointed executive director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is pleased to welcome Dr. Sarah Burch, leading climate change and sustainability researcher, as the new executive director.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Greenprint: There's a bold plan to make your home away from home more sustainable

Students visiting Sustainability Office booth

You can help make campus more sustainable - Meet the team on a mission to green our home away from home

Written by: Faculty of Environment

The University of Waterloo is a big place. All told, the campus community makes up roughly 30,000 students, staff and faculty. If it were a city, the University of Waterloo would be bigger than the capital cities of Yellowknife or Whitehorse.

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