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Sustainability Theme of the Month: May is for Sustainable Food

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts rather than reading blog posts? Check out Episode 01 of the WAT's Sustainable? Podcast, where we explore food systems sustainability!

Earth Month 2021 recap

This April, we asked the University of Waterloo community to take part in our Earth Month Challenge, a four-week campaign that encouraged individuals to take sustainable actions in their everyday lives to contribute to collective sustainability efforts.

WAT's Sustainable Episode 04: WAT is Earth Day?

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WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the official Sustainability's Office's official podcast: WAT's Sustainable?

Happy Earth Day! On Episode 04 of the podcast, we answer the question: WAT is Earth Day? We go through the history of this international event and it's current scale, what it aims to achieve, some of the criticisms you may hear and ways that you can celebrate Earth Day virtually this year.

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WAT's Sustainable Episode 03: WAT is urban greenspace?

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WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the official Sustainability's Office's official podcast: WAT's Sustainable?

On Episode 03 of the podcast, we answer the question: WAT is urban greenspace? We discuss the importance of greenspace in cities for your health, wellbeing and the planet, what challenges exist when creating urban greenspace in existing urban centres, and what you can do to promote urban greenspace in your community!

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WAT's Sustainable Episode 02: WAT is zero waste?

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WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the official Sustainability's Office's official podcast: WAT's Sustainable?

On Episode 02 of the podcast, we answer the question: WAT is zero waste? We discuss the concept of zero waste living, the difference between zero and low waste living, the challenges contributing to our global waste problem, and what you can do as an individual to reduce your waste!

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Sustainability Theme of the Month: April is for Supporting Biodiversity

Spring is finally upon us! To many, this means it’s time to start planning your garden for the season and spending more time outdoors. It’s also the time that the Earth seems like it’s “waking up” from its winter slumber, and you can truly appreciate the role of biodiversity in creating beauty and supporting our wellbeing.

Guest blog: Promoting biodiversity with the Ecology Lab

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To discuss the role of biodiversity and what we can individually do to promote it, today on the blog we hear from Bev Raimbault, the Lab Coordinator at the University of Waterloo's very own Ecology Lab!

What is biodiversity and why is it important?

WAT's Sustainable Episode 01: WAT is a sustainable food system?

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WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the official Sustainability's Office's official podcast: WAT's Sustainable?

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WAT's Sustainable: The Podcast

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WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the Sustainability's Office's official podcast: WAT's Sustainable?

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Sustainability Theme of the Month: March is for Energy Conservation

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Can you believe that we are almost a quarter of the way through 2021? In honour of Earth Hour – taking place on Saturday, March 27th from 8:30-9:30pm – this month’s focus is on energy conservation and how individuals can be sustainable through their energy habits.

What is energy?

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