Sustainability Guide

Students walking by SLC patio

Reaching our shared goals of a more sustainable campus will require participation from all members of the campus community, but it can sometimes be intimidating to know what we should be doing as individuals.

The Sustainability Guide is a resource for how to live, work, and study sustainably at Waterloo. Each section focuses on one of the action areas from the Environmental Sustainability Strategy and includes specific tips and resources to get started.

By reading this guide, you will learn how to:

  • Reduce your energy and water consumption
  • Cut down on unnecessary waste
  • Incorporate sustainable travel options into daily life
  • Make healthier food choices
  • And more!
You can also find information on existing programs and networks available, like the Green Office program, Sustainability Certificate, and student groups focused on sustainability.  

We hope you'll join our efforts in creating a more sustainable campus for all. Feel free to tag us on social media (@uwsustainable) to show us how you're living a more sustainable life at Waterloo!

For any questions, please email