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.
- July 13, 2018
June was Bike Month across Waterloo Region!
- June 6, 2018
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.
- Apr. 13, 2018
On Thursday evening, the University of Waterloo was honoured to receive the "Breakthrough Award" from Sustainable Waterloo Region for its accomplishments in 2017.
- Jan. 31, 2018
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.
- June 12, 2017
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.
- May 23, 2017
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.