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Protecting drinking water at forWater

Students listening to a lesson in a water facility

Learn more about forWater, a national research network focused on drinking water protection in a changing climate, from Green Office ambassador Elanor Waslander.

Connecting with the Outdoors: A Conversation with UW Parks Club

Sustainability Stories with UW Parks Club

UW Parks Club co-leaders Clara and Eloise share what UW Parks Club has been up to, their thoughts on sustainability and their vision for a sustainable future.   

1. Tell us about yourself 

Sustainable Holiday: Self-Care and Gift Guide

two rolled beeswax candles

Sustainable Holiday: Self-Care and Gift Gude

Sustainable Gifting

crocheted bags, ornaments and hat

The holiday season is a time when gifts are exchanged by many people. However, with this tradition comes a lot of waste! Shipping gifts, wrapping paper waste, packaging, and even those undesired gifts that we all inevitably get use resources, create emissions, and accumulate in landfills.

One way to reduce the environmental impact of exchanging gifts is to give memorable experiences instead of physical objects. Ideas include:

Repurposing Common Household Objects

jars, hanging shirts and folded newspaper

October is Waste Reduction month! It is a great time to think about how we can reduce our carbon footprint and work toward achieving SDG #12: Responsible Consumption & Production. Repurposing also contributes to SDG #13: Climate Action by diverting waste and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by landfills.

WAT's Sustainable Episode 11: WAT is Zero Waste (Week)? with Ariana Lim and Eurus Pan

WAT is Zero Waste (Week) cover

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

On Episode 11: WAT’s Zero Waste Week, we chatted with Ariana and Eurus, co-leaders of @uwcampuscompost, to talk about zero waste, why zero waste is important to the student group, and how they’re promoting waste reduction on campus. We also shared tips and information on how you can reduce waste as an individual and how you can get involved with them. 

To learn more about the student group:

WAT's Sustainable Episode 10: WAT is repair culture? with Murray Zink

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

On episode 10, we chat with Murray Zink, a staff member at the University and founder of 4RepairKW, a community-based organization composed of volunteers passionate about repairing items and educating the public on how to be more responsible and skilful consumers. This conversation dives into the concept of repair and why fostering a repair culture in the community is important for sustainability.

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