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!
- Dec. 3, 2020
Join us for an exclusive screening and feedback session of In Your Palm with alumnus and Director, Carter Kirilenko.
- Dec. 9, 2020
Post-secondary institutions face complex issues around health and wellbeing, including the implications surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, and the renewed urgency to address systemic racism for historically racialized communities.
- 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: