Environment 1 (EV1), room 347
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There is lots of work underway at the University of Waterloo to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From March 6 to 10, Waterloo community members from across campus will be marking SDG Week Canada by hosting activities across campus to showcase their efforts to advance the goals. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to get involved.
About the goals
The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 goals and their associated targets cover a range of areas including poverty, health, education, gender equality, climate action and more.
The Faculty of Environment is host to Sustainable Development Solutions Network Canada, which is part of a global movement launched under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General to build a network of universities, colleges, and knowledge institutions to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.