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WAT's Sustainable Episode 12: WAT is Sustainable Development? with Jahanvi Desai

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

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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. 

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

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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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WAT's Sustainable Episode 09: WAT is water conservation? with Brendan Schaefer

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On episode 09, we hear from Brendan Schaefer from Reep Green Solutions. Join Jenna and Andrea Bale, the Sustainability Engagement Coordinator at the Sustainability Office, as they discuss sustainable transportation. The conversation explores why water conservation is important both globally and within Waterloo Region, opportunities to conserve water in affordable, low-maintenance ways at home and more.

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WAT's Sustainable Episode 08: WAT is an auto city?

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On episode 08, we learn about auto cities, including their history in relation to the boom in the automotive industry, how auto cities impact the environment as well as our health and wellbeing, and ways we can promote more sustainable travel within our auto-focused communities.

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

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

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

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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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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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