Welcome to Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, the central hub for sustainability information, resources, and services around campus. Sustainable development is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. From climate change to garbage dumps, from deforestation to water contamination, from urban sprawl to resource depletion, the environment faces a long list of problems.
The University of Waterloo is committed to leaving a positive impact on the environment. As one of the largest institutions in Waterloo Region, the University's actions matter locally and globally. Through environmental education, innovative research, community engagement, and operational sustainability, Waterloo is making a difference. We invite you to join us.
- May 17, 2019
Need to get across campus in a hurry? Want to make your public transit connection easier? Looking to swing to Uptown for lunch?
The University of Waterloo is excited to announce the launch of a campus-wide bike sharing program that will enable these and more trips across campus and the community.
- Jan. 28, 2019
The Sustainability Office is excited to announce the launch of a new Green Residence Ambassador pilot in partnership with Housing and Residences in main campus residences.
- Jan. 24, 2019
We are excited to announce that the construction of a new secure bike cage is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. The bike cage will be located between Environment 3 and Modern Languages and will hold 48 bikes. Space in the bike cage can be reserved for $10+HST/month and will be managed through Parking Services.
- May 27 to June 7, 2019
Central Stores has announced an e-waste initiative just in time for spring cleaning!
- June 1 to 30, 2019
It's back! June is Bike Month at the University of Waterloo, and with the warm weather finally here to stay, it's the perfect time to hop on your bike and participate in our month-long challenge!
- June 1 to 30, 2019
June is Bike Month at the University of Waterloo! With the warm weather finally here, join us for fun challenges and events happening throughout the month!
- Apr. 22, 2019
Earth Day is April 22nd and is just around the corner! It’s a day full of education, empowerment, and conservation. Communities around the world take part in sustainability initiatives such as tree planting, yard clean-ups, or rallies, and many extend these activities for the entire month of April, globally known as Earth Month. There’s no better month to celebrate life on Earth than in April, when the planet is reawakening after a long, dreary winter. So how did it all begin?
- Nov. 16, 2018
This has been my first time doing the challenge and it has been a really eye-opening experience, I am so glad I did it!
- Oct. 24, 2018
Where it started
Lauren and Nicole are PhD candidates studying Social and Ecological Sustainability and Geography and Environmental Management, respectively, at the University of Waterloo.