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.
- Mar. 3, 2017
Starting March 6th, the Region of Waterloo is changing the way that waste is collected. To ensure your garbage is collected properly and to keep our community and neighbourhoods clean, please review the following information.
- Nov. 3, 2016
As Waterloo develops its first Environmental Sustainability Strategy, all members of the University community are invited to help shape our shared goals, objectives, and actions.
- Oct. 25, 2016
Today, the University of Waterloo released its 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report. This year's report focuses on case studies and progress in academics, operations, and engagement.
- Mar. 25, 2017
Join Sustainable Campus Initiative for the annual Earth Hour celebration! There will be lots of DIY activities, free food, and a talent show.
- Mar. 28–29, 2017
Need a refresh on your wardrobe? Sustainable Campus Initiative is holding a two-day clothing sale to help recycle gently used clothes on campus for affordable prices.
- Apr. 4, 2017
Curious about how to save on your hydro bill, conserve energy in your home and make your home more comfortable? Come join the Sustainability Office as we host REEP Green Solutions for a discussion of home energy efficiency.
- Feb. 27, 2017
You've probably heard that the University of Waterloo has released sustainability reports in the past, and that there is progress being made on many aspects of sustainability. But how can students, staff and faculty make a meaningful and long-lasting impact on-campus?
- Feb. 14, 2017
February is the coldest month of the year and the best time to carpool with someone at the University of Waterloo. That's why joining Carpool Month can save you money, helps the environment, gives you a chance to power nap, and maybe even makes new friends.
- Jan. 20, 2017
Lack of knowledge. Inconvenience. Uncertainty. These barriers can make battery recycling seem difficult for people to participate in.