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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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Across campus, departments are going greener

Recipients of 2016 Green Office Certifications

Over the last year, the University has been piloting a Green Office program to help departments inject a little green into their black and gold.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

University of Waterloo tops #BikeWR Leaderboard

Bike Month 2016 Banner

Organizations across Waterloo Region promoted cycling to work throughout June as part of a region-wide #BikeWR Campaign.  With over 2,200 tracked cycling trips, the University of Waterloo employee and student networks topped the local leaderboard!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Eco-Summit continues to build campus sustainability networks

Attendees listening to start of Eco-Summit

What do Brexit, community gardens, and climate change have in common?  Attendees at Waterloo’s third annual Eco-Summit learned about the global, local, and University networks that are building a sustainable future, as well as the tensions within and between those networks.