News for Parents

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, 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.

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Research and Technology Park Commits to 40% Per-Capita Emissions Reduction

University of Waterloo Aerial Image

The David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) University of Waterloo and its tenants have committed to a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target through Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI).