The University of Waterloo has released its 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report, which tracks the campus' progress across academic, operations, and engagement indicators between 2010 and 2014.
Prepared by the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the 2014 Environmental Sustainability Report examines Waterloo's efforts to embed sustainability into many areas of campus. Indicators within the report include everything from sustainability courses to innovative research, from waste to energy, and from student to community engagement.
The report will serve as a foundation and baseline for analysing next steps for sustainability at Waterloo. Working groups are already being formed on academics, operations, and engagement to begin charting an action plan.
President and Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur encourages all members of the University community to read through the report, and to consider ways to integrate sustainability into our own daily actions.
As you review this report, and consider how you can contribute to our sustainability work in your own way, remember that these efforts are essential to Waterloo’s success over the long term. It brings us into better alignment with our values, fosters the long-term welfare of our natural environment, and builds public trust.
President and Vice-Chancellor