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.
- Nov. 29, 2019
The Sustainability Office was excited to host Waterloo's second Personal Item Repair Workshop in partnership with Sustainable Campus Initiative, Julie Cook, and Murray Zink. Looking for a meaningful way to take action on our "throwaway culture" and to build community around zero waste practices, Julie Cook, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Environment, and Murray Zink, a staff member in the Waterloo Professional Development (WatPD) program, contacted the two groups to collaborate.
- Nov. 28, 2019
Article was originally published in Waterloo's Daily Bulletin.
Waterloo’s sixth annual Eco Summit took place on November 20, coinciding with the release of the 2019 Environmental Sustainability Report. The theme, Building Hope, was interwoven with the goals of the Summit to connect with others, celebrate our progress and be inspired to go further.
- July 5, 2019
101 thanks to those that participated in Bike Month!
The month of June marks Bike Month in Waterloo Region each year. Individuals and organizations throughout the Region are challenged by TravelWise to hop on their bikes in celebration of active and sustainable transportation.
- 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.