Celebrate #UWEarthWeek

Earth Week University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is committed to having a positive impact on the environment, which is why we’ve launched a brand new #UWEarthWeek campaign to celebrate our sustainability successes and our plans going forward.

UWaterloo has a wide range of sustainability efforts – from LEED certified buildings, recycling initiatives, and alternative transportation programs. Earth Week (April 20-24, 2015) is designed to highlight these achievements, increase awareness of environmental issues, and inspire ongoing sustainable behaviour. 

We invite you to join us at various events this week and help make a difference on our campus and in our community.

Movies, Munchies, and Melting Ice 

Movies, Munchies & Melting Ice film screening dates, times, and titlesOngoing throughout April.

Get inspired! Climate change is serious business, and it has already made an impact on our pop culture. Take a study break and stop by one of our video screenings across campus to learn more.  From Hollywood hits, to educational documentaries, to a special introduction by Dr. Blair Feltmate, it's a great way to learn about climate change!

Drinks and light snacks will be available. 

Get details about movie dates & times.

Community Cleanup 

Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Looking for a mid-day break?  Join the University of Waterloo on April 21st to give our natural areas north of campus a little makeover.  We will take a walk along the Laurel Trail, pick up garbage from a "litter hot spot" around Old Albert Park, and have a light lunch when we get back.

Meeting Area: Meet at the Kent Room in East Campus 3 to pick up gloves, garbage bags, and instructions. We'll meet back here for food after!

Registration: Please confirm your attendance so we know how much food to order!

Climate Change: Why it Matters to You

 Why it Matters to You with polar bear on melting ice caps

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Kitchener Public Library

Hear it from our local experts. The University of Waterloo invites you to a public lecture with three leading researchers on climate change. As the local and global conversations on the topic continue to expand, these speakers will explore the basic science of climate change, its implications for society, and progress made to address one of the largest challenges of our times.


Maria Strack - Geography and Environmental Management
Blair Feltmate - School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development
Ian Rowlands - Environment and Resource Studies

The event will be moderated by Jean Andrey, Dean of Environment, University of Waterloo.

Registration: Space is limited so please register online.

Share your voice with #UWEarthWeek

Are you organizing your own Earth Week or Earth Day events? Do you have ideas for the campus?  

Tweet or Instagram your comments, ideas, or pictures using the hashtag #UWEarthWeek to keep the conversation going.

Read through the Sustainability website to learn more about how the university is supporting green initiatives on our campus and in our community.