Events - 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST
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Join the Sustainability Office for the Speed Networking Session with Youth Climate Changemakers! One of our many wonderful events that focus on Youth Leading the Way for Climate Action for the 2021 Eco Summit!

Thursday, November 25, 2021 — 11:00 AM EST
Youth&ClimateAction Panel Promo

Join the Sustainability Office for the Youth & Climate Action Panel! One of our many wonderful events that focus on Youth Leading the Way for Climate Action for the 2021 Eco Summit!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Eco Summit 2021 Promo page (picture with young people)

Join the Sustainability Office for our eighth-annual Eco Summit! While this year looks very different on campus and across our communities, Eco Summit 2021 provides an opportunity to come together as a campus to reflect on our sustainability progress and new opportunities for the year ahead.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST
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Are you wondering what to get your loved one for the holidays? Curious about how to reduce your material footprint and give back to the environment? Come to our DIY Seed Paper Workshop!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 5:00 PM EST
DIY Clothes Mending Promo

Do you have a hole in your favourite sweater? Curious about how to reduce your waste? Come to our DIY Clothes Mending Workshop!

Thursday, November 4, 2021 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Monday, October 18, 2021 (all day) to Sunday, October 24, 2021 (all day)
Waste Week Promo

Thursday, October 7, 2021 — 6:30 PM EDT
Growing in Small Spaces Workshop Promo

The Sustainability Office has collaborated with Maison Vetre for the "Growing in Small Spaces" workshop. This is an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding on growing your own food in the comfort of your own space.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
Wooden block letters spelling out "book club"

Are you an avid reader and interested in learning about various sustainability topics? Join our Sustainability Book Club, where we connect once per month over Microsoft Teams to discuss a new book related to sustainability. Having piloted this opportunity with our Green Office Ambassadors, we are now opening the opportunity to all staff, students and Faculty. Our meetings typically run over the lunch hour towards the end of each month. The selected books are available from public libraries, or for purchase from the W Store and other online retailers.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (all day) to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (all day)
Woman in helmet taking a selfie in front of a wall mural; text overlaid that reads Bike Month 2021: Photo and Story Contest

Join the Sustainability Office for Bike Month 2021! With the warm weather here to stay, hop on your bike to enjoy the many benefits that biking has to offer (and help the planet while you're at it!).

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Background of grass lawn, text in foreground reading Lunch & Learn: The Secret Lives of Lawns, Wednesday May 19

Many of us love our lawns despite the environmental implications. So how do we maintain a great looking lawn and not lie awake at night full of guilt? The answer is actually quite simple. We maintain it the way nature would.

Monday, March 29, 2021 (all day) to Friday, April 23, 2021 (all day)
Earth Month 2021: Take the challenge text in front of pink wildflowers against a bright blue sky

Join the Sustainability Office for Earth Month 2021! While we can't be together in person this year, we can still collectively build a more sustainable community from home. 

This four-week challenge will encourage you to take action on four different weekly themes: sustainable food, waste reduction, connecting with nature, and promoting wellness.  

Saturday, March 27, 2021 — 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
Virtual Earth Hour Trivia poster; graphic of Earth in top right corner with bright green background

Earth Hour is an annual global movement that encourages you to power down for one hour to celebrate our natural environment. This year, join our Green Residence Ambassadors for a fun virtual trivia night for a chance to win prizes and brainstorm fun activities to do right before you power down!

Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 11:00 AM to Sunday, March 21, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT
A Solutions Hackathon: SDG Impact Challenge

Are you ready to challenge yourself to make an impact in the Waterloo community? 

UW’s Impact Alliance and Global Spark are hosting a virtual solutions hackathon called the “SDG Impact Challenge''. This event has partnered with three local organizations who are tackling some of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Food4Kids.

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