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Friday, July 14, 2017

Bike Month 2017 at UWaterloo

Bikes lined up at the bike racks in front of Dana Porter

June was Bike Month across Waterloo Region! In partnership with TravelWise, the Sustainability Office challenged cyclists to different activities and tasks throughout the month to promote the use of active transportation to campus and celebrate those who have committed to cycling.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Building foundations at Eco-Summit 2017 by celebration and collaboration

Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainability at HP Canada, speaking to the audience at Eco-Summit 2017

The fourth annual Eco-Summit took place on Wednesday, July 12th at St. Paul's Alumni Hall to celebrate progress, create ideas, and build relationships with campus sustainability champions and community members.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrating Cycling at Bike Day

Sustainability Office volunteers posing with a polaroid frame with hashtag Bike WR and UWaterloo

On Wednesday, June 21st the Sustainability Office hosted Bike Day in the Arts Quad to celebrate those who cycle to campus and promote sustainable transportation modes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Increasing Energy Literacy with the Green Office Energy Challenge

Meeting with Green Office Ambassadors

From March 30th until April 21st, the Office of Sustainability hosted the Green Office Energy Challenge for all green offices across campus to participate.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Engaging youth at the Energize: Sustainable City Challenge

Students working on energy mix board game

On Thursday, April 20th, the Sustainability Office and Climate Action Waterloo Region hosted two high school groups – Resurrection and St. David’s - from the WCDSB for the Energize: Sustainable City Challenge. The day was filled with discussion, idea-generation, and problem-solving to showcase the students’ vision for a sustainable Waterloo Region!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Facilitating conversation around Waterloo Region's energy future

Audience listening to speakers at the Public Lecture

On April 18th, the University of Waterloo and the Kitchener Public Library, in association with Power Shift Waterloo Region, hosted its Public Lecture: Transforming Energy in Waterloo Region. There were over 140 people who filled up the auditorium to hear what the future holds for sustainability and energy in the Region.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

University of Waterloo Releases Environmental Sustainability Policy

On March 23, 2017 President Feridun Hamdullahpur approved Policy 53 - Environmental Sustainability, creating the University of Waterloo's first sustainability policy.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Waste changes are coming to Waterloo Region

Waste change graphics

Starting March 6th, the Region of Waterloo is changing the way that waste is collected. To ensure your garbage is collected properly and to keep our community and neighbourhoods clean, please review the following information.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Waterloo Invites Input into Sustainability Strategy

Students collaborating in rock garden

As Waterloo develops its first Environmental Sustainability Strategy, all members of the University community are invited to help shape our shared goals, objectives, and actions.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Waterloo Releases 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report

2015 Report Front Cover Image

Today, the University of Waterloo released its 2015 Environmental Sustainability Report.  This year's report focuses on case studies and progress in academics, operations, and engagement.