Piloted in January 2016, the Green Office program engages the University of Waterloo community in initiatives to make our campus greener.
The School of Pharmacy joined the Green Office program in 2019 and is working to evaluate and improve sustainability practices at the School. In August 2020, the School of Pharmacy was recognized as a Bronze Certified Office.
In November 2022, the School achieved Silver certification!
If you are interested in joining the Waterloo Pharmacy Green Team, please contact Melinda Recchia, who is the current chair of the School of Pharmacy Sustainability Committee (official committee of the School effective September 2022).
Sign the Pledge!
- 51% Waterloo Pharmacy employees have signed the pledge so far! Join the movement!
I support my department's participation as a green office and will reduce my environmental footprint at work wherever possible
See how one pharmacy team team applied sustainability lessons learned from the pandemic to all their processes.
Waterloo Pharmacy wins Earth Month challenge
35 Green Offices across the University of Waterloo participated in the Sustainability Office's Earth Month challenge, taking aciton to increase sustainability. Waterloo Pharmacy finished first place for highest participation in the medium office category.
Planning an event? Exploring transportation options to get to campus? See the following links to downloadable resources:
- Reducing Waste at Home (PDF)
- Green Event Checklist (PDF)
- Sustainable Travel at Home (PDF)
- Indoor Plant Guide (PDF)
- Supporting Nature and Biodiversity at Home (PDF)
- Community Gardens and CSA Guide (PDF)
- Sustainability Living Checklist - Ways to Get Started (PDF)
- Map of Greenspaces near the School of Pharmacy (PDF)
Sustainability at Waterloo
The University of Waterloo’s sustainability efforts are coordinated by the Sustainability Office. Learn more about the Office and their initiatives:
Waterloo Pharmacy Green Office Team
- Robin Andrade
- Brianne Croteau
- Catherine Deng (student representative)
- Sarah de Waal
- Ken Manson
- Melinda Recchia
- Lisa Walsh
- Kyla Agtarap (student representative 2022/23)
- Gail Bender
- Maher Jibrini (student representative 2022/23)
- Erika Mutimura
- Alana Rigby