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 for International

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).

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.