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 Faculty

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Reflecting on Zero Waste Week 2018

Beth Eden and Andrea Bale with their mason jars for the zero waste challenge

During the week of October 15-19, the University of Waterloo celebrated Zero Waste Week, with support from the Sustainability Office and Plant Operations to bring challenges and activities to employees and students across campus. 

Zero Waste Challenge

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Waterloo launches fully vegan/vegetarian food outlet

Vegetarian salad bowl at FRSH

The University of Waterloo's Food Services team is excited to launch the campus' first restaurant dedicated solely to vegan and vegetarian food choices.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Waterloo Receives Breakthrough Award for 2017 Sustainability Actions

Jean Andrey and Mat Thijssen accept Breakthrough Award

On Thursday evening, the University of Waterloo was honoured to receive the "Breakthrough ‎Award" from Sustainable Waterloo Region for its accomplishments in 2017. 

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, March 27, 2018

UWaterloo student team competes at WWF Designing Change for a Living Planet Hackathon

UWaterloo student team at WWF Hackathon

On March 24, 2018, WWF hosted the first Designing Change for a Living Planet 2018 Hackathon at their Toronto headquarters, bringing together diverse student teams from 12 campuses across Ontario.