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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.

  1. July 13, 2018Bike Month 2018 at UWaterloo5 students in front of a photobooth with props at Bike Lunch

    June was Bike Month across Waterloo Region!

  2. June 6, 2018University adds ESG factors to investment decision processesTwo students walk alongside QNC building

    This article was originally published on the Daily Bulletin (June 6, 2018).

    The University of Waterloo will add environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision processes for endowment, trust and pension funds.

    The University’s Board of Governors voted in favour of accepting all recommendations in a report from the Responsible Investment Working Group (RIWG) on June 5, 2018.

  3. Apr. 13, 2018Waterloo Receives Breakthrough Award for 2017 Sustainability ActionsJean Andrey and Mat Thijssen accept Breakthrough Award

    On Thursday evening, the University of Waterloo was honoured to receive the "Breakthrough ‎Award" from Sustainable Waterloo Region for its accomplishments in 2017. 

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  1. Jan. 31, 2018Guest Blog: Eco Containers

    What is it?

    We’ve all heard the saying “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, and that is exactly what Food Services is trying to accomplish through the eco-container program. The eco-container program is currently a pilot project at the newest residence building, Claudette Millar Hall.

  2. June 12, 20174 Resources to Promote Cycling to Campus Bike racks in front of Quantum Nano Centre

    With warmer weather here for the rest of the summer, many are starting to tune-up their bikes and hit the road to get to school or work! It’s no surprise that people opt for biking to school or work as it can be more cost-effective, healthy, and environmentally-friendly.

  3. May 23, 2017The Story of UWaterloo's Student Sustainability Leaders NetworkStudent Sustainability Leaders Banner

    As concerns around climate change and sustainability are becoming more predominant, it has prompted more student interest in getting involved with building a culture around sustainability on campus. With such a diverse, unique, and dynamic campus, we’re faced with many challenges, but also with many opportunities to engage the student population on campus.

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