Events - 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Project Neutral postcard with Reep Green Solutions

Are you looking for some tangible ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but don't know where to start? Reep Green Solutions is back to talk about how you can live more sustainably in all aspects of your life. The session will be focused on the journey to sustainable living through improving the energy efficiency of your home and lowering your carbon footprint in areas like food, transportation, and more.  

Monday, October 15, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Two recycling bins
Monday, October 15, 2018 (all day) to Friday, October 19, 2018 (all day)
Zero Waste Week poster with mason jar icon, test icon and recycling icon

Join the Sustainability Office for Zero Waste Week to reduce your material footprint and support our campus goal of becoming a zero waste campus by 2035. To support this transition, Waterloo has developed a Zero Waste UW Action Plan with initiatives in 5 key areas.

We're encouraging you to take the Zero Waste Challenge for the week, and have a number of events and activities to support you!

Thursday, July 12, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Eco Summit Building Commitment 2018 with DP patio, campus market garden booth, Laurel Creek field and EV3 building

Join the UW Sustainability Office and Sustainable Campus Initiative for Waterloo’s fifth 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. This year's event will focus on building commitment among all campus members to improve sustainability at the University and beyond. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Bee on plant stem

Want to learn more about the wonderful world of pollinators? Join the Sustainability Office for the first talk of their Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series! From bumble bees to butterflies, you’ll get to know some of our 400+ species of native bees, learn what gives us chocolate (hint: it's not bees), and discover easy things you can do to help #savethepollinators.

Friday, June 1, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (all day)
Bike Month 2018 with row of bike racks and bikes in front of DP library

June is Bike Month at the University of Waterloo! With the warm weather finally here, join us for fun challenges and events happening throughout the month!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Two women and one man planting a rain garden with text for Healthy Yards Lunch and Learn

There are many ways to increase the health of your yard – via rain gardens, pollinator gardens, rain harvesting, and more. The challenging parts are prioritizing these options and knowing when, where and how to incorporate them into your landscape. Come out and join the Sustainability Office as we host Becca Robinson, RAIN Coach at Reep Green Solutions, for an exciting discussion on how you can create a healthier yard at your own home!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Sustainable Waterloo Region logo

Sustainable Waterloo Region is hosting Paul Rak, President and Sustainability Leader of Veriform, for a discussion on how Veriform uses cost reduction calculations to boost its projects. Paul will also provide insight about balancing finance and sustainability to maximize the return on your investment and get management on board. 

Monday, May 7, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Friday, May 18, 2018 — 4:00 PM EDT
E-waste pile

Central Stores has announced an e-waste initiative just in time for spring cleaning!

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — 4:45 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
SWR Evening of Recognition 2018 - Celebrate Sustainability


Join Sustainable Waterloo Region in celebrating the achievements of Waterloo Region’s organizations and communities that are creating a low carbon future. 

Admission to the event is complimentary but registration required to attend. light snack and a cash bar will be available.

4:45- 5:30 pm Registration and Networking 

5:30 - 6:45 pm On stage presentations 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
20 Minute Clean up Banner

The annual 20 Minute Makeover is happening again on the University of Waterloo campus! For Earth Month 2018, help to make our campus cleaner by grabbing a bag, gloves, and a couple friends to pick up garbage on campus!

The City of Waterloo is generously hosting this event across the City to help clean-up our natural environment.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 8:30 PM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 11:59 PM EDT
Earth Month Banner

Join the Sustainability Office from March 24 to April 22 for Earth Month 2018. All month our office will be hosting challenges, contests and public events! Come celebrate Earth Month with us and join the discussion on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
WWF Panda with "Create, Connect, Innovate" script overlaid

Disruptive innovations are quickly changing our daily lives, including how we shop, share, bank, commute, learn, access entertainment, and connect with others. Many of these, such as paperless banking or bike sharing, can help improve local and global sustainability.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 11:59 PM EDT
Photo Contest Banner

Take part in our Earth Month Photo Contest and share your sustainable photos with us! Go on a fun eco-adventure, make a trip to the market, or share a photo of yourself enjoying the outdoors. We're looking for any photos related to sustainability! Post your photo using #sustainableuwaterloo and follow us on that social media account to be entered in a draw to win some great prizes!

Monday, January 22, 2018 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Living Planet on Campus

Do you have ideas on how students can be more involved in campus sustainability? Are you passionate about making a difference on campus? Join UW Sustainability and WWF Canada to share your ideas on how students can contribute to campus sustainability. Students from all programs or levels of study are encouraged to attend!

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