Green Projects Fund

Members of the Green Team taking a pictureThis year, Grebel officially joined Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative. As a member, Grebel will share and learn best practices with other like-minded organizations. Members work to understand the impacts of their operations on environmental sustainability and aim to build a culture of sustainability among employees and engage employees as sustainability advocates while also adapting policy and reducing impact through realistic sustainability targets. 

This new team includes students, staff and faculty and will meet regularly with Sustainable Waterloo Region advisors to form a plan for reducing Grebel’s carbon footprint. Further concerns the group will address include larger campus culture questions like: Why is climate change an important issue? Should we change what we eat? How much should we travel? Should we use air conditioning?

You can read more about this initiative in the recent issue of Grebel Now

The Grebel Green team received a “Rookie of the Year” award from Sustainability Waterloo Region, in recognition of Grebel’s efforts to reduce the College’s environmental footprint. The team met in April to examine different options for reducing carbon consumption and will recommend a reduction target. The goal will be achieved by a combination of new HVAC equipment, better windows in the residence building, and some ‘Scope 2’ initiatives that involve travel and other energy reduction behaviour changes.


If you are interested in supporting the Green Team, please contact Fred W. Martin for more details. 

Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3G6