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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Waterloo Releases Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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A message from President Feridun Hamdullahpur. This message originally appeared on the Daily Bulletin.

Monday, October 30, 2017

University of Waterloo Holds Zero Waste Week

Two people sitting in-front of living wall

During the Week of October 16th – October 20th, the University of Waterloo partnered with the Sustainability Office and participated in its first ever Zero Waste Week as part of the national Waste Reduction Week campaign.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Waterloo Releases 2016 Environmental Sustainability Report

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A message from President Feridun Hamdullahpur to all students, staff, and faculty:

I am pleased to share the University of Waterloo’s 2016 Environmental Sustainability Report.

Each year, Waterloo publishes a summary of the actions that students, staff and faculty have taken across campus to reduce our environmental impact. From new research projects to student events to ongoing changes to policy and practice, it is inspiring to see the dedication and involvement of so many people in our University community.

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.