Events - 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Students working in rock garden

At this meeting, attendees will reflect on the newly developed 2014 Sustainability Report to begin developing impact-focused initiatives and objectives for how we engage the campus on sustainability.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Student with net in Laurel Creek

At this meeting, attendees will reflect on the newly developed 2014 Sustainability Report to begin developing impact-focused initiatives and objectives related to sustainability in Waterloo's learning and research.  

Thursday, November 5, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
2014 Environmental Sustainability Report cover

We hope you have had the chance to read through the 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report.  The University of Waterloo's sustainability coordinator is hosting an open house to chat about your questions, comments, and feedback.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Green wall with student working

Do bottles thrown in the wrong bin make you itch? Are you always encouraging co-workers to print double-sided? If so, join the Green Office consultation to ensure these and more sustainable changes will be implemented across campus.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Environment 3 Building

At this meeting, attendees will reflect on the newly developed 2014 Sustainability Report to begin developing impact-focused projects and objectives in our operational areas.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Come out to meet sustainability minded organizations and groups from on and off campus... learn about what they are up to and how you could potentially get involved! Key topics covered include: Fair Trade, Energy, Transportation, Waste, and more! Participate in fun games and activities, enjoy some free food, and enter to win awesome sustainable prizes! Listen to fellow students pitch their sustainability ideas! (see details below for participation) Calling all Social Entrepreneurs! Are you passionate about solving environmental or social justice problems?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Campus aerial photograph in fall

Are you interested in seeing sustainable changes happen on campus? Do you want to be a part of the change? If so, please attend this consultation session on the launch of a new Green Office program at University of Waterloo.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Ride and Seek Poster

Enthusiastic about cycling and sustainable transportation in Waterloo Region?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Purple flower from garden

Come join us over the lunch hour in the Ecology Lab Wednesday October 7, 2015 and enjoy a presentation and Scent Tour of the Arts and Environment Gardens with freshly harvested tea to follow!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
transportation solutions for the future

As part of Science Literacy Week across Canada, the University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, invites you to a timely public lecture discussing Transportation with two leading researchers.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Milkweed blooming in ARTS-ENV Garden

Come out and de-stress at the Arts and Environment Garden Tour and Clean Up Event! Learn about the beautiful species of plants, flowers, and shrubs that are right next door.  Visit unique garden themes and understand the design and care required for each!

Tues July 24 anytime between 9am-3pm! Freezies will be provided! Garden is located between EV3, HH and PAS!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Staff and Faculty talking in front of green wall

The University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Sustainable Campus Initiative, is excited to host the second annual Eco-Summit.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Bike Month Logo

Want to bike but are a little nervous?  This lunchtime info session will feature a certified CAN-Bike instructor, who will walk you through safe cycling techniques and strategies.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 — 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Bike Month Logo

Biked to campus?  Join us outside Dana Porter Library on June 18th for a bike breakfast to celebrate cycling.  

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM EDT
Bike Month Logo

Are you a student, staff, or faculty at the UW Architecture School in Cambridge?

Thursday, April 30, 2015 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Sustainable Waterloo Region logo

If you are passionate about sustainability and want a first-hand glimpse of sustainability achievements from organizations across Waterloo Region, then this is the place to be!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo invites you to a public lecture with three leading researchers on climate change.  As the local and global conversations on the topic continue to expand, these speakers will explore the basic science of climate change, its implications for society, and progress made to address one the largest challenges of our times.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Melting ice movie series banner

A marathon of three movies will take place as a way to celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness on the issues relating to climate change. Whether there is a film you've been dying to see or just want a break from exams, join us in EV3 1408 for some fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (all day)

Do you have a passion for environmental issues and a flair for design?  The Climate Students group is running a design contest for a new logo, with voting to take place on Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Community Cleanup

Looking for a mid-day break?  Join the University of Waterloo on April 21st to give our natural areas north of campus a little makeover.  We will take a walk along the Laurel Trail, pick up garbage from a "litter hot spot" around Old Albert Park, and have a light lunch when we get back.

Monday, April 20, 2015 — 8:30 AM to Friday, May 22, 2015 — 4:30 PM EDT

Central Stores will be offering a one month Departmental pickup event during regular business hours.  If you have old furniture or electronic waste, please contact Brian Forler ( to arrange for a pickup and skip the normal paperwork!  

Friday, April 17, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 2:20 PM EDT
Melting ice movie series banner

Stunning visuals, compelling storytelling, and clear evidence of our changing planet - this has it all!  Share your favourite parts using #UWEarthWeek.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (all day)
Planet earth on a leaf

Join the Ecology Lab, EV1 Room 134 for a celebration of Earth Day!  Take a break from studying for your exams and drop in any time on April 16th, 2015.  We will have a wide variety of Earth Day activities.

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
We Are Cities logo

Want to share your ideas and vision for the future of city building in Canada?  

We Are Cities invites interested community members to a roundtable on April 10th from 6:30-8:30pm to discuss your ideas on how to build a more sustainable KW region! Be a part of a national conversation to create an action plan that guides Canada’s urban future.

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 2:20 PM EDT
Melting ice movie series banner

Enjoy a super-charged Hollywood climate change classic!  Stop by for the movie screening, drinks, and snacks. Share your favourite moment using the hashtag #UWEarthWeek


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