Events - 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
Words, "SCI Talks" with car inside lightbulb

Climate change is the pre-eminent global issue of our time, yet many of us still struggle to find the right language, time and place to talk about it. Beyond Crisis is a 1-hour film that models a constructive dialogue on climate change, with over 50 diverse voices spread over 5 chapters.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Words, "SCI Talks" with car inside lightbulb

What is Waterloo doing to improve sustainability on campus? What role can students and employees play? Join Mat Thijssen and Sustainable Campus Initiative for a discussion about Waterloo’s 2016 annual Sustainability Report and the directions of Waterloo’s first-ever Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Words, "SCI Talks" with car inside lightbulb

Meet Simone. Simone helps make food sustainable at Provision Coalition by coordinating strategic planning sessions that help food and beverage manufacturing companies embed sustainability into their strategic plans.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 — 6:30 PM EDT
Words, "SCI Talks" with car inside lightbulb

Is it possible to live a car-free or less car dependent life? How could that be achieved, and what are your options? Furthermore, what is carsharing, and how does this option fit into your transportation options?

Monday, October 16, 2017 (all day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (all day)
Recycling bins with text reading Oct 16-20

The Sustainability Office is planning another Zero Waste Week during October 16th to October 20th. This event is aimed at building a culture of reducing and diverting waste throughout campus.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Words, "SCI Talks" with car inside lightbulb

Join Jen Novakovich from The Eco Well as she takes us through why DIY Beauty is so awesome for anyone looking to be more eco-friendly, learn more about which ingredients work for their own skin type, be empowered about their cosmetic purchase and save money.

Monday, September 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Text reading, Second Hand Clothing Sale

Want to be stylin' without breaking the bank? Want to help reduce textile waste on campus? Check out SCI's second hand clothing sale. All clothing items are $5 and below!

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Hand holding a light bulb with glowing brain inside

WATERLOO has been chosen by Student Energy and Cityhive as one of the communities representing youth in this dialogue, so we're inviting YOU to come raise YOUR voice at EnerLOO!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Two trees beside text reading, What Can YOUth Do?

What Can YOUth Do 2017 is almost here! Sustainable Youth Canada, Waterloo Region Environmental Network and Sierra Youth are excited to partner local NGO’s, academics, entrepreneurs and politicians with passionate youth interested in discussing sustainability in Waterloo Region!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Students walking in gardens on campus

Join the UW Sustainability Office and Sustainable Campus Initiative for Waterloo’s fourth-annual Eco-Summit! Each year we bring together students, staff, faculty, and community partners with an interest in sustainability to build relationships, inspire action, and celebrate progress.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
UW Farm Market Logo - fresh, local, delicious written on vegetable basket

The UW Farm Market will be open to all students, staff, faculty and to the public. It follows other local initiatives like Foodlink Waterloo Region which promotes food localism.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Family with title "Universal Healthcare with Watsi"

Healthcare for Everyone.

How can technology be leveraged to allow billions of people easy access to affordable healthcare? How can technology be used for the greatest social impact?

Join Blueprint for a tech talk and fireside chat with Watsi Engineer, Katrina Crisostomo!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Bike Day 2016 in front of Dana Porter that shows Bike Day June 21 8AM-3PM

Join the Sustainability Office and other local organizations for Bike Day on June 21st from 8AM to 3PM. Bike Day is a campus-wide event to provide employees and students with the tools, resources, and encouragement necessary to bike to school or work.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Bike racks that shows June 13 Group Bike Ride and Picnic in the Park

Looking for an outdoor break at lunch time? Then why not join the UWaterloo and Wilfrid Laurier's Sustainability offices for a group bike ride and a picnic in the park!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 — 8:00 AM to Friday, June 30, 2017 — 12:00 AM EDT
Bike racks and header image with Bike Month 2017 from June 1 to June 30

It's back! June is Bike Month and with the warm weather finally here to stay for the summer, why not hop on your bike and participate in the Bike Challenge happening throughout the month of June!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (all day) to Friday, June 30, 2017 (all day)
Bike Month 2017 flyer with dates June 1 to 30

June is Bike Month and with the warm weather finally here to stay for the summer, why not participate in challenges and events happening throughout the month of June!

Thursday, April 27, 2017 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Logo for Sustainable Waterloo Region Event called an Evening of Recognition

Come and join Sustainable Waterloo Region and other local organizations to celebrate this year's achievements in sustainability across the Region!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 — 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Lightning bolt clipart

The first Energize: Sustainable City Challenge is being held at the University of Waterloo as part of Power Shift Waterloo Region and Climate Action Waterloo Region.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Power Shift - Transforming energy in Waterloo Region - header image with windmills in background

Energy permeates everything we do. From our purchases to our mobility to our homes and workplaces, it is the foundation of a modern economy. But our relationship to energy is changing, caught between technological development, urgent need for climate action, and concern over economic competitiveness.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Lunch-and-learn header image of woman holding small house

Curious about how to save on your hydro bill, conserve energy in your home and make your home more comfortable? Come join the Sustainability Office as we host REEP Green Solutions for a discussion of home energy efficiency.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 11:00 AM to Friday, April 21, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
Event banner with Green Office logo

Attention all Green Offices on-campus! The Office of Sustainability is hosting a month long Green Office Energy Challenge to help educate and engage your office on energy use.

You will be tested on your energy knowledge, measurement of energy use and the application of what you learned throughout each challenge. Each week Green Office Ambassadors will get an e-mail outlining your task for the week, and you will get a certain amount of points based on your participation. These are the following challenges:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 3:00 PM EDT
SCI Used clothing sale banner

Need a refresh on your wardrobe? Sustainable Campus Initiative is holding a two-day clothing sale to help recycle gently used clothes on campus for affordable prices.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Students celebrating earth hour by candlelight

Join Sustainable Campus Initiative for the annual Earth Hour celebration! There will be lots of DIY activities, free food, and a talent show.

Monday, March 20, 2017 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Event banner with students talking

Ever wondered how your club or society could collaborate with others who are interested in similar topics?

Monday, March 20, 2017 — 8:00 AM to Friday, April 21, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
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