About us

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Sustainability is embedded across many areas of the University of Waterloo. We aim to be a leader in sustainability education and research, operate the campus sustainably, and embed sustainability practices into campus culture.

As the University continues to grow, this commitment to sustainability is also reflected in our own operations, including ongoing efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions, become a zero-waste camus, and address the climate crisis. The Sustainability Office works collaboratively with departments across campus to move these efforts forward.

More importantly, Waterloo is continually increasing its efforts. Created by the President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability, two core documents will guide continual progress at Waterloo: