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. 16, 2021
This article was originally featured on the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change news feed.
IC3 has teamed up with UWaterloo's Concept to offer grant funding for business ideas aimed at solving climate change problems. This funding will be awarded to student teams to directly support innovation and entrepreneurship focused on climate solutions.
- Feb. 8, 2021
Achieving a carbon neutral world seems like a daunting task – but companies like Sweat Free Apparel are bringing us one step closer to carbon neutrality through the creation of carbon neutral products, like face masks. Even better, they are doing it close to home – right here in Waterloo, Ontario!
- Jan. 22, 2021
This story was originally published by the School of Pharmacy.
When COVID-19 struck, Waterloo Pharmacy’s Undergraduate Affairs team dramatically shifted how they offer admissions interviews. The interviews, typically conducted in person with hundreds of interviewers and prospective students, were moved entirely online.
- Mar. 29 to Apr. 23, 2021
Join the Sustainability Office for Earth Month 2021! While we can't be together in person this year, we can still collectively build a more sustainable community from home.
This four-week challenge will encourage you to take action on four different weekly themes: sustainable food, waste reduction, connecting with nature, and promoting wellness.
- Nov. 13, 2020
Interested in plant-based cooking but cannot think of any recipes? Want to enjoy traditional meat dishes but concerned about the environmental impacts? In need of some healthy, tasty, comfort food?
Look no further! This Veggie Taco Bowl recipe is the answer to all your questions!
- Oct. 30, 2020
What is fast fashion?
Fast fashion is when companies rapidly market and sell trendy and cheaply manufactured clothing. Clothing companies are able to do this by utilizing poor manufacturing tactics that affect the wellbeing of their employees and the environment.
- Aug. 27, 2020
In Fall 2019, Maggie Chang became one of the first ten Living Planet Leaders with WWF Canada, and the first from the University of Waterloo. We asked Maggie to share her experiences about the program to encourage and inspire other students to pursue it too!
Here's what Maggie had to say: