The Green Office program is a way for staff and faculty to be a part of the change they want to see at University of Waterloo. The program was piloted in January 2016 to evaluate successes, challenges, and required resources. The Green Office Overview (PDF) outlines steps to improve sustainability of your own office.
Sign the Pledge!
- 35% of Dean of Engineering employees have signed the pledge so far!
I support my department's participation as a green office and will reduce my environmental footprint at work wherever possible
- If you haven't, please contact Lyndia Stacey who is the current ambassador for our office to commit to this Green Office Pledge
Homemade meals are not only more delicious and help out your wallet, they are great for the environment too!
The life cycle of homemade food has a significantly lower impact than 'convenience foods'. Read more about this issue and start by bringing homemade food in Tupperware containers for lunch!
Have an awesome 'Sustainable Story' that you'd like to share? Contact us!
Reusable Water Bottles
You can make a difference with something as simple as your water bottle! There are so many fun reusable water bottles to pick from, why ever buy disposable water bottles? And don't stop there! Get in the habit of bringing a reusable mug for all that coffee/tea you're drinking :)
Dean of Engineering Green Office Team
- Kathy Becker, Teaching Office
- Page Burton, Research Office
- Daniella Cross, Marketing and Communications
- Cindy Howe, International Office
- Tracy Solomon, Graduate Studies
- Lyndia Stacey, Outreach Office
- Jon Walgate, Research Office
- Fred Zhu, Dean's Office
Links to downloadable resources:
Green Office Certification
As of June 2017, the Dean of Engineering Office is certified as a Bronze Certified Office. Woot! We're currently working on our silver certification.