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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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Reflecting on Zero Waste Week 2018

Beth Eden and Andrea Bale with their mason jars for the zero waste challenge

During the week of October 15-19, the University of Waterloo celebrated Zero Waste Week, with support from the Sustainability Office and Plant Operations to bring challenges and activities to employees and students across campus. 

Zero Waste Challenge

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Waterloo launches fully vegan/vegetarian food outlet

Vegetarian salad bowl at FRSH

The University of Waterloo's Food Services team is excited to launch the campus' first restaurant dedicated solely to vegan and vegetarian food choices.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bike Month 2018 at UWaterloo

5 students in front of a photobooth with props at Bike Lunch

June was Bike Month across Waterloo Region!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

University adds ESG factors to investment decision processes

Two students walk alongside QNC building

This article was originally published on the Daily Bulletin (June 6, 2018).

The University of Waterloo will add environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision processes for endowment, trust and pension funds.

The University’s Board of Governors voted in favour of accepting all recommendations in a report from the Responsible Investment Working Group (RIWG) on June 5, 2018.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Waterloo Receives Breakthrough Award for 2017 Sustainability Actions

Jean Andrey and Mat Thijssen accept Breakthrough Award

On Thursday evening, the University of Waterloo was honoured to receive the "Breakthrough ‎Award" from Sustainable Waterloo Region for its accomplishments in 2017. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Students plan for a sustainable Waterloo Region through Energize: Sustainable City Challenge

Students playing the Energize: Sustainable City Challenge board game

Students across the Region attended the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair (WWSEF) yesterday, an annual event that brings together young scientific minds in the region to compete and participate in exciting activities. As part of the event, over 200 students participated in the Energize: Sustainable City Challenge, a tool for students to improve their energy literacy, understand the complexity of climate change and decision-making for climate targets, and gain resources to become sustainability champions in Waterloo Region.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

UWaterloo student team competes at WWF Designing Change for a Living Planet Hackathon

UWaterloo student team at WWF Hackathon

On March 24, 2018, WWF hosted the first Designing Change for a Living Planet 2018 Hackathon at their Toronto headquarters, bringing together diverse student teams from 12 campuses across Ontario.