Friday, November 29, 2019

Repair Workshop gives items a second chance at life

Nine repairers from Personal Item Repair Workshop

The Sustainability Office was excited to host Waterloo's second Personal Item Repair Workshop in partnership with Sustainable Campus Initiative, Julie Cook, and Murray Zink. Looking for a meaningful way to take action on our "throwaway culture" and to build community around zero waste practices, Julie Cook, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Environment, and Murray Zink, a staff member in the Waterloo Professional Development (WatPD) program, contacted the two groups to collaborate.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Eco Summit builds hope for the future

Aerial shot of Eco Summit event, with panel members on stage and participants at round tables in audience

Article was originally published in Waterloo's Daily Bulletin.

Waterloo’s sixth annual Eco Summit took place on November 20, coinciding with the release of the 2019 Environmental Sustainability Report. The theme, Building Hope, was interwoven with the goals of the Summit to connect with others, celebrate our progress and be inspired to go further.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Riding through Bike Month 2019

101 thanks to those that participated in Bike Month!

The month of June marks Bike Month in Waterloo Region each year. Individuals and organizations throughout the Region are challenged by TravelWise to hop on their bikes in celebration of active and sustainable transportation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Waterloo Receives Fair Trade Campus Designation

Proud to be a Fair Trade Campus

Waterloo is thrilled to announce its successful receipt of the Fair Trade Campus Designation, recognizing campus-wide efforts by staff and students to integrate Fairtrade certified coffee, tea, and chocolate options.

Friday, May 17, 2019

University of Waterloo supporting launch of community-wide bike share pilot

Dropbike bike

Need to get across campus in a hurry? Want to make your public transit connection easier? Looking to swing to Uptown for lunch?

The University of Waterloo is excited to announce the launch of a campus-wide bike sharing program that will enable these and more trips across campus and the community.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Waterloo launches Green Residence Ambassador pilot on main campus

Two students at a picnic table in DP quad area

The Sustainability Office is excited to announce the launch of a new Green Residence Ambassador pilot in partnership with Housing and Residences in main campus residences. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New secure bike cage coming to campus

Participants at Bike Lunch 2018 by MC and QNC

We are excited to announce that the construction of a new secure bike cage is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. The bike cage will be located between Environment 3 and Modern Languages and will hold 48 bikes. Space in the bike cage can be reserved for $10+HST/month and will be managed through Parking Services.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

University of Waterloo Earns STARS Silver Rating

STARS Silver Logo

Waterloo is excited to announce that it has earned a Silver rating on the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), a comprehensive reporting framework for post-secondary institutions. The rating recognizes Waterloo’s progress and actions across academics, campus operations, community engagement, and campus planning and governance.