News for Staff

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.

Monday, October 30, 2017

University of Waterloo Holds Zero Waste Week

Two people sitting in-front of living wall

During the Week of October 16th – October 20th, the University of Waterloo partnered with the Sustainability Office and participated in its first ever Zero Waste Week as part of the national Waste Reduction Week campaign.