Sustainability is a universal concept of economic, ecological and social importance. Today’s climate of environmental challenges demand an ever-evolving approach to raise awareness and inspire action to create a more sustainable future. Laurier’s Sustainability Office is committed to this mission. Through projects that span operations, education and community partnerships, our goal is to create a culture where sustainability is embedded into university life.
Created by students and for students, the Sustainability Office officially opened in 2010 following a successful 2009 referendum. Since then, our team has grown to three full-time positions supported by passionate Laurier student employees.
Continue Laurier's transformation into an institution that integrates sustainability practices into all areas of the university. We aim to inspire, educate and equip students, faculty and staff to engage others in the same practices.
Create and foster a culture of sustainability by engaging, promoting and coordinating action with all stakeholders, developing an environmentally proactive Laurier community.
The Sustainability Office promotes strategic objectives that foster a sustainably-minded campus community, including:
A Leader in Sustainability
Laurier is proud of our awards and achievements, among which include: Laurier is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, as well as a supporter and regional carbon initiative member of Sustainable Waterloo Region.
Laurier is proud of our awards and achievements, among which include:
Laurier is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, as well as a supporter and regional carbon initiative member of Sustainable Waterloo Region.
E-bikes and e-scooters roll into Laurier’s Waterloo campus
More green projects take root at Laurier with support from Sustainable Hawk Fund
Laurier honoured for sustainability and EDI efforts at global Triple E Awards
Apiary on Laurier’s Brantford campus helps with sustaina-BEE-lity initiatives
Laurier UX students create multi-functional backpack for people experiencing homelessness
Students network with water industry experts at Downstream Laurier event
Campus projects receive support from Laurier’s Sustainable Hawk Fund
Environmental and sustainability initiatives earn Laurier fourth-straight Canada's Greenest Employers award
Laurier researchers hosting launch event for new report documenting the development of Waterloo’s evolv1 green office building
Laurier's Sustainability Office celebrates Fair Trade Campus Week at Waterloo campus Oct. 25 to 29
Laurier named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for third straight year
Laurier student inspires Plastic Pickup Challenge
Laurier Enactus teams named champions at Enactus Canada Regional Exposition
EcoHawks promote sustainability at Laurier, at home and beyond
Kurtis Baute (BSc '12) uses his popular YouTube channel to increase science literacy and help address global challenges
Laurier business students compete in sustainability challenge to win internship at IKEA
Laurier earns its pollinator wings with official Bee Campus designation
Laurier named one of North America’s most green universities
Veritas Café hosts market featuring produce grown in Laurier’s Northdale community garden
Laurier’s Waterloo campus joins new bike-share network in Waterloo Region
Laurier awarded STARS Gold rating for sustainability