Sustainable it at Waterloo

Information Technology (IT) is a part of everything we do. Computing, communications, printing, networking, and internet access have become foundations of the modern economy, including on campus.

But the proliferation of IT devices and services have an environmental footprint, from rare earth materials through growing energy consumption. There is growing concern about this impact, and also more attention toward practical solutions.

This site provides a guide to Sustainable IT for the University of Waterloo. It describes what Sustainable IT looks like, and provides important best practices that Waterloo can take, both as individuals and as a campus.