Campus and community cycling resources

Spin-the-wheel activity with cycling-related prizes

There are many resources available to support cyclists on campus and in the community. From bicycle-friendly cafes, to trails, to repair stations and more, we’ll share a list of resources to get you started on your cycling journey in Waterloo Region.

Cycling FAQs

Bikes on a bike rack on UW campus

Do you have any questions about cycling at the University of Waterloo or around the city? Are you looking for somewhere to rent or buy a bike, have your tires pumped, your gears fixed, or somewhere to store your bike during class? The Sustainability Office has put together a list of the most common questions about cycling on and around campus. Being a sustainable commuter shouldn’t be hard – we are here to make it as easy as possible for you!

Still have questions that we haven’t answered? There are a few places you can go:

Exploring the benefits of cycling

Bikes parked by tree near EV1 and ML

Did you know that June is Bike Month? Now that the weather has (finally) warmed up, what better way to get around town than by bike? Not only is biking beneficial to your health, it’s also good for the planet AND your wallet. This blog post will explore just a few of the many health, environmental, and economic benefits of biking.  

Health benefits

The history of Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd and is just around the corner! It’s a day full of education, empowerment, and conservation. Communities around the world take part in sustainability initiatives such as tree planting, yard clean-ups, or rallies, and many extend these activities for the entire month of April, globally known as Earth Month. There’s no better month to celebrate life on Earth than in April, when the planet is reawakening after a long, dreary winter. So how did it all begin?

30 Day Zero Waste Challenge Reflections

Beth and Andrea's mason jars after the 30 day challenge

Beth's reflections

Tips for preparing for the Zero Waste Challenge

Andrea Bale and Beth Eden from the Sustainability Office with their mason jars

Beth's preparation

Hi, I am Beth and I am the Sustainability Projects Coordinator this term.

Student led 'Global Warning' campaign beating plastic pollution

Global Warning Logo

Where it all started

5 R’s of Waste Reduction: Rot

New Bins on Campus

The 5 R's of waste reduction continued...

Rot refers to composting or using the green bin program for organic waste rather than throwing it into the garbage.

Last year, over 80% of the waste on campus that went to landfill could have been recycled or put in the compost. We have lots of great opportunities to improve that this year!

The Union by Project: Trashion

The Union Model Promotional Graphic

Where it started

Leading up to Zero Waste Week, we will be featuring students, start-ups, and inspiring stories on our blog to get you thinking more about waste. Have you heard about Trashion yet?

Yoshi Matsuzaki is a 2A student in Environment and Business in the Faculty of Environment. Believing sustainability is key in every industry and relating this to his passion for Photography, he founded Project: Trashion.