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Sustainability is a universal phenomenon of economic, ecological, and social importance and Laurier's Sustainability Office is committed to environmental awareness and action on campus and beyond.
Through engagement, projects, and programming, the goal of the office is to create a culture where sustainability is integrated into daily operations. The Office coordinates sustainable initiatives within construction, conservation, energy, food, procurement, transportation, waste, and water through education, operations, and community partnerships.
Don't miss the 7th Annual Evening of Recognition on April 14, 2016 with Sustainable Waterloo Region as they release their 2015 Report, share local organizations' sustainability stories (including Laurier's) and present this year's awards.
Register for free here: EOR Registration Page
Check out the Sustainability Office`s newest program, the Student Move Out Waste Program, to learn how you can lower your impact when you move AND get rewarded for it!
For sustainability resources at Laurier follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and check out:
Waterloo Campus: Green Guide, Sustainability Map Brantford Campus: Green Guide
Laurier’s “Mino-kummik” Aboriginal Garden has recently been opened. This organically grown and maintained garden will be used to grow medicines for smudging ceremonies and vegetables for the Aboriginal Student Centre’s soup and fry bread Tuesdays. It includes a rain-water harvesting cistern and a rain and butterfly garden that uses water that would otherwise erode soil and flow into storm sewers.
Laurier's Northdale community garden project is well under way this season under the advisory of Young City Growers. YCG works to increase participant's knowledge and skills of organics farming, environmental stewardship, local food systems, and entrepreneurial skills in operating a CSA micro-urban farm. Visit the Young City Growers CSA Market at Laurier and get your weekly veggie basket! Participants pick up a bushel of vegetables a week for $15. To participate in the CSA Market, Sign up here!
Laurier has e-waste and battery drop off locations across campus for student, staff and faculty use. Bring your e-waste inside the 202 Regina St. loading dock, and drop off your old batteries to the following locations: N1048, BA313C, Library L2-213, or Arts 1C11. For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable e-waste items click here.
The bike storage facility on the north side of Mac House is complete! Click here to register!
Tim Horton’s is located in the King, Peters, and Science Building and it is important to remember that the empty beverage cups are compostable in the organics stream and the lids are recyclable in the plastics stream.
Greasy pizza boxes can also go in Laurier's organics bins and the City's green bin.
Shop on MyGreenFunds, select Laurier as your beneficiary and 20% of your purchase will go towards sustainability initiatives!
Laurier is a proud Pledging Partner of Sustainable Waterloo Region's Regional Carbon Initiative!
Laurier wins leadership and awareness awards for sustainability initiatives
(Campus Update - Apr 28)
Laurier Sustainability Office to unveil first on-campus bike-sharing station in region
(News Release - May 11)
Cisco unveils incubation centre in Waterloo
(Headline - Nov 01)
Youth get a voice at UN biodiversity conference
(Headline - Oct 31)
Dry weather means more to region than dead grass
(Headline - Aug 02)