News archive - 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Repair Workshop gives items a second chance at life

Nine repairers from Personal Item Repair Workshop

The Sustainability Office was excited to host Waterloo's second Personal Item Repair Workshop in partnership with Sustainable Campus Initiative, Julie Cook, and Murray Zink. Looking for a meaningful way to take action on our "throwaway culture" and to build community around zero waste practices, Julie Cook, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Environment, and Murray Zink, a staff member in the Waterloo Professional Development (WatPD) program, contacted the two groups to collaborate.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Eco Summit builds hope for the future

Aerial shot of Eco Summit event, with panel members on stage and participants at round tables in audience

Article was originally published in Waterloo's Daily Bulletin.

Waterloo’s sixth annual Eco Summit took place on November 20, coinciding with the release of the 2019 Environmental Sustainability Report. The theme, Building Hope, was interwoven with the goals of the Summit to connect with others, celebrate our progress and be inspired to go further.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Riding through Bike Month 2019

101 thanks to those that participated in Bike Month!

The month of June marks Bike Month in Waterloo Region each year. Individuals and organizations throughout the Region are challenged by TravelWise to hop on their bikes in celebration of active and sustainable transportation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Waterloo Receives Fair Trade Campus Designation

Proud to be a Fair Trade Campus

Waterloo is thrilled to announce its successful receipt of the Fair Trade Campus Designation, recognizing campus-wide efforts by staff and students to integrate Fairtrade certified coffee, tea, and chocolate options.

Friday, May 17, 2019

University of Waterloo supporting launch of community-wide bike share pilot

Dropbike bike

Need to get across campus in a hurry? Want to make your public transit connection easier? Looking to swing to Uptown for lunch?

The University of Waterloo is excited to announce the launch of a campus-wide bike sharing program that will enable these and more trips across campus and the community.