Waterloo's Environmental Sustainability Strategy articulates the goals and objectives the campus will be working towards to advance environmental sustainability. It was developed between 2016-2017 by the President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability through a collaborative process.
This strategy is built around three mutually reinforcing and interdependent goals: to be a leader in sustainability education and research, to operate the campus sustainably, and to embed sustainability practices into campus culture.
These are broad, bold goals and Waterloo is in a strong position to achieve them. After all, Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university -— with a history of leading in environmental education and embracing interdisciplinary research across all six Faculties.
The strategy outlines more detailed objectives across the many sustainability areas that are significant for an academic institution. These include teaching, research, climate change, waste management, transportation and more.