Get involved

Students walking by SLC patio

There are many ways to get involved in campus sustainability!

Sustainability Guide  |  Student groups  |  Green Residence Ambassadors  |  Sustainability Network  |  Green Office  |  Sustainability Certificate  |  Sustainability Action Fund  |  Living Planet @ Campus

Read the Sustainability Guide

The Sustainability Guide is a resource for the campus community on how to live, work, and study sustainably at Waterloo. It includes specific tips and resources across seven different action areas, and highlights programs and services available to employees and students on campus and in the community. 

Work with student groups

Students are encouraged to join one of the many student groups across campus that focus on sustainability and sustainable development. If you live in residence, connect with your Green Residence Ambassador to find out what's happening this term and see how you can get involved. 

Student groups, clubs, and societies can also join the Sustainability Network to promote and support other student-led initiatives, collaborate on events and projects, and share best practices and lessons learned along the way.

Become a champion

Staff and faculty are encouraged to join the Green Office Program to champion change in their own departments. Ambassadors gain access to a network of like-minded champions across campus, a resources toolkit to support projects and initiatives, and recognition for departmental efforts!

Employees can also enrol in the Sustainability Certificate to learn more about local and global sustainability issues, Waterloo's goals and objectives, tools and resources to support sustainability efforts on campus and at home, and links back to individual departments. 

Share your ideas

Do you have a great idea for a project or initiative that will improve sustainability on campus? All members of the campus community can submit an application to the Sustainability Action Fund to get support. 

Students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to send in feedback and ideas on campus sustainability through our submission form.

Pioneer actions on campus

WWF Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program takes action for wildlife on campus. Students can sign up with the WWF-Canada Living Planet @ Campus program and complete activities on campus and in the community to achieve a Living Planet Leader designation.