Living Planet @ Campus


WWF Canada is the country's largest conservation organization, with a mission to reverse the decline of wildlife. WWF Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program encourages students in the practice of sustainability and the protection of nature on campus and beyond. 

Become a Living Planet Leader

wwf living planet logoThe Living Planet Leader program is a self-guided designation that recognizes student contributions to a more sustainable campus and community. Students must complete actions in four categories to quality for a Living Planet Leader designation, part of WWF Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program, including: 

  • Campus, community or global volunteerism
  • Personal application of sustainability
  • Application of sustainability in academics
  • Leadership and teamwork

The Living Planet Leader student certification is an opportunity for students to gain valuable leadership skills and boost their professional resume. Students will be listed on WWF's Living Planet Leader website upon certification.

To get started:

  1. Register as a Living Planet Leader with Living Planet @ Campus 
  2. Track your progress and record your efforts on your Living Planet Leader profile
  3. Submit your completed application within 3 months after your final academic term

Once your application has been accepted by WWF Canada, you'll be listed as a Living Planet Leader on the Living Planet @ Campus website, which you can include on your resume and online CV. 

#DesignChange2018 Hackathon 

5 UW students at WWF Hackathon in TorontoDisruptive 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. 

On March 24, 2018, students were challenged to put together a team to think about the next big innovation that will shift us to a more sustainable future at the #DesignChange2018 Hackathon held by WWF Canada's Living Planet @ Campus program. Contestants had a chance to win a $1,200 team prize and a one-on-one mentoring session with a professional in their field. Waterloo's team proposed an innovative life cycle label on all food products, similar to nutritional information, to inform consumers about the environmental footprint of different products. They competed in the finals alongside 12 other campuses in Toronto.