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WAT's Sustainable Episode 07: WAT is sustainable transportation? with Kevan Marshall

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

On episode 07, we hear from Kevan Marshall from TravelWise and Grand River Transit. Join Jenna and Mat Thijssen, the Sustainability Director at the Sustainability Office, as they discuss sustainable transportation. From sustainable transportation options in Waterloo Region, to challenges in making communities more transit-friendly, to the role community members have in transitioning their communities towards sustainability, you don't want to miss this conversation!

WAT's Sustainable Episode 06: WAT is Bike Month?

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

On episode 06, we talk about all things Bike Month! We explore the history of the month-long campaign, it's significance on an individual and community-wide scale, how it's changed over the years and what you can do to take part this year.

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Sustainability Theme of the Month: June is for Sustainable Transportation

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Can you believe we are already halfway through 2021? With summer almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to explore ways we can move more sustainably by embracing the outdoors. As we will discuss in this blog post, reducing our community’s greenhouse gas emissions will heavily rely on our ability to use sustainable transportation options.

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Feature: Reducing waste with A Friendlier Company

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Prior to COVID-19, zero-waste take-out was already challenging. The pandemic made it even harder, with restrictions on the use of personal mugs, take-out boxes and more for sanitation reasons. However, one company is beating the odds and helping local restaurants transform their practices towards circular systems. Today, we are sharing the story of A Friendlier Company, whose vision is to create a centralized, circular system across Canada.

WAT's Sustainable Episode 05: WAT is plant-based eating with Nicole Pin

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

On episode 05, we invited our first guest onto the podcast to explore WAT is plant-based eating. Join Jenna, Andrea Bale and the University's Registered Dietitian, Nicole Pin, for an inspiring discussion on the benefits of eating more plant-based, how to navigate barriers to eating more plant-based and more.

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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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