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.
- June 18, 2020
This message was originally circulated to University employees and students and was posted to the Daily Bulletin.
A message from Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor.
- May 5, 2020
Waterloo is proud to be ranked among the top post-secondary institutions in the world for its efforts to build a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.
- Feb. 28, 2020
This article originally appeared in Waterloo's Daily Bulletin. A message from Campus Housing:
What happens with the leftover belongings that students leave in residence after they move out?
- Sep. 14 to Dec. 6, 2020
Show Us Your Sustainability
While we can't see you in person this fall, we want to stay connected!
- Oct. 19 to 23, 2020
- Nov. 10, 2020
Waterloo is excited to formally launch Shift:Neutral, a roadmap for the campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
- 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.