As the University of Waterloo continues to navigate unfolding COVID-19 situation, the Sustainability Office has moved all activities virtual to prioritize health and safety while continuing to support the campus community. For our campus community and partners:

Events: All events, workshops, and other in-person activities are cancelled. We have alerted all registered participants for events. For some workshops, (i.e. the Sustainability Certificate for employees), we are exploring options for virtual participation and will advise registrants directly as those decisions are made.

Contact: The physical office will be closed as staff are working remotely. Please call or email any of our team members to stay in touch - we are happy to connect.

In-person meetings: All in-person meetings with students or employees will be cancelled or made virtual. We will contact meeting participants with further details, but we are well set-up to connect!

TravelWise Services: GRT has suspended purchases of all new Corporate Passes. Current pass holders can continue to manage and renew their cards online. Please follow GRT alerts for service schedule and route changes and practice social distancing and proper hand washing as much as possible. TravelWise has also suspended carpool matching on gotravelwise.ca until further notice. The Emergency Ride Home program remains active.

For all University of Waterloo information regarding COVID-19, please visit the University's information page.

News archive - 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Waterloo Receives Stormwater Management Award

RAIN logo

On Thursday, November 12th, The University of Waterloo was the recipient of the Stormwater Management Community Engagement award, presented by REEP Green Solutions.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Waterloo releases 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report

University of Waterloo 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report cover image

The University of Waterloo has released its 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report, which tracks the campus' progress across academic, operations, and engagement indicators between 2010 and 2014.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Council of Ontario Universities releases 2015 "Going Greener" report

Council of Ontario Universities "Going Greener" report

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) has released its 2015 "Going Greener" sustainability report, which tracks the progress that Ontario Universities are making on campus sustainability.  These include food sustainability, conservation efforts, development of academic curricula, and community engagement.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Campus Compost Acquires Second Cow

Waterloo grounds team unloads the second compost cow

It was a cold and rainy day that saw the arrival of Campus Compost's second "compost cow", a 55 cubic foot tumbler that gobbles up food waste from the University of Waterloo.  The weather, however, did not dampen any spirits for the volunteers who operate the system.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Waterloo joins Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education logo

The University of Waterloo has joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  This enters the University into a growing network of over 700 postsecondary institutions in North America, Europe, and across the world who are each making efforts to build more sustainable campuses.