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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?

Why a podcast?

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?

Sustainability Theme of the Month: February is for Sustainable Salt Management

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While majority of the University of Waterloo may be running virtually right now, the Sustainability Office is still here to help you incorporate sustainability into your daily life – from the comfort of your own home! For every month of 2021 we are focusing on a specific sustainability theme, demonstrating just how diverse sustainability can be.

Plant Based Cooking: Veggie Taco Bowl Recipe

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Interested in plant-based cooking but cannot think of any recipes? Want to enjoy traditional meat dishes but concerned about the environmental impacts? In need of some healthy, tasty, comfort food?

Look no further! This Veggie Taco Bowl recipe is the answer to all your questions!

Guest Blog: Exploring Fast Fashion

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What is fast fashion?

Celebrating UWaterloo's first WWF Living Planet Leader

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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:


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