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

Thursday, April 22, 2021
by Jenna Phillips

WAT's Sustainable, Waterloo? Welcome to the official Sustainability 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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Ways to celebrate Earth Day this year

  • Get outside
  • Volunteer and/or join a student club
  • Save electricity by turning off lights/appliances when not in use
  • Plant pollinator-friendly plants
  • Only run dishwasher + laundry with full loads at off-peak times
  • Donate (money, items or time) to a local charity/organization

Listen now

Go to our podcast feed to listen to episode four now!

Download the transcription (.docx) with time stamps and resources. A .txt version of the transcript is also available for accessibility (scroll to bottom of page). 

We want to hear from you!

Do you have any ideas or topics you'd like us to cover, accessibility concerns or feedback on a particular episode? Email us at sustainability@uwaterloo.ca