As the University of Waterloo continues to navigate unfolding COVID-19 situation, the Sustainability Office has moved all activities virtual to prioritize health and safety while continuing to support the campus community. For our campus community and partners:

Events: All events, workshops, and other in-person activities are cancelled. We have alerted all registered participants for events. For some workshops, (i.e. the Sustainability Certificate for employees), we are exploring options for virtual participation and will advise registrants directly as those decisions are made.

Contact: The physical office will be closed as staff are working remotely. Please call or email any of our team members to stay in touch - we are happy to connect.

In-person meetings: All in-person meetings with students or employees will be cancelled or made virtual. We will contact meeting participants with further details, but we are well set-up to connect!

TravelWise Services: GRT has suspended purchases of all new Corporate Passes. Current pass holders can continue to manage and renew their cards online. Please follow GRT alerts for service schedule and route changes and practice social distancing and proper hand washing as much as possible. TravelWise has also suspended carpool matching on until further notice. The Emergency Ride Home program remains active.

For all University of Waterloo information regarding COVID-19, please visit the University's information page.

Food Data

Objective O10:

By 2025, 40% of all Food Services food and beverage purchases are produced on-site, locally, or are third-party certified for sustainability

Progress: Mostly complete

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Description: Waterloo’s Food Services team has substantially expanded its local food purchases throughout 2017, and continues to expand its purchases of food products that have an environmental certification. The University is on track to reach its 2025 objective.


Objective O11:

By 2018, achieve and maintain a Fair Trade Campus designation

Progress: Complete

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Description: Waterloo’s Food Services team has met all criteria to be designated as a Fair Trade Campus, and received the designation in Spring 2019. Waterloo will continue to maintain the designation going forward.

Objective O12:

By 2020, deliver multifaceted programming to grow student and employee awareness about healthy and sustainable food choices

Progress: Somewhat complete

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Description: There are several initiatives underway to increase communication and awareness-building about sustainable food choices.