January 2020

Celebrating UWaterloo's first WWF Living Planet Leader

Maggie Chang standing in front of wall mural

In Fall 2019, Maggie Chang became one of the first ten Living Planet Leaders with WWF Canada, and the first from the University of Waterloo. We asked Maggie to share her experiences about the program to encourage and inspire other students to pursue it too!

Here's what Maggie had to say:

Sustainable back-to-school: saving time, money, AND the planet

Students walking by Peter Russell Rock Garden

Can you believe it’s already time to start back-to-school shopping? The summer practically flew by. Whether it’s your first year at university or your last, now is the time to stock up on all the necessities for a successful school term. Here are some practical tips to make back-to-school preparations more sustainable.

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

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