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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

GROW's Green Building Meeting and Green Roof Seminar!

Do you spend time in buildings? Do you design buildings? Do you strive for
efficiency? Are you interested in sustainable communities? If you
answered yes to one or more of those questions, then read on! No previous
experience necessary!

GROW (Green Roofs Over Waterloo) will be having it's first meeting:
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2nd at 4:30pm - SLC 2136

What is GROW and why should you care? GROW's goal is to raise awareness
about green building technologies. These include: various ways to increase
energy and water efficiency, safe and efficient materials selection
(avoiding sick building syndrome), construction methods/practices, etc....

The intent is to push the university to have a plan in place to start
building better buildings: for the environment, and for everyone that spends
hours upon hours in them! We will spread the word on various
technologies/practices through guest speakers from the university and

Stay posted, our first workshop will be on green roof design -- it's easy,
innovative, and effective!.

If you are interested in helping organizing, advertising, or just showing up
to the seminars, this meeting is for you! Come with ideas for what you want
to learn about, and I'll do my best to get the appropriate speakers. I will
keep it short and sweet. If you can't make it, but are interested, please
feel free to email me with your interests, what you can help out with, etc.

See you Thursday!

(GROW is brought to you by the University of Waterloo Sustainability Project

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Clearing a Path meeting Thursday 26th!

Who wants to work on Sustainability on campus!

If you'd like to get involved this semester, this is an important group!
This Thursday at 5:30 Clearing a Path (UWSP working group) will have a meeting in the SLC room 2105b. The meeting will focus around the drive for a sustainability
coordinator / office on campus. During the meeting, we will discuss where
Clearing A Path can fit into this campaign and strategies to ensure that the
campaign succeeds.

If you cannot make it to this meeting, but have something that you would
like to add to the discussion, please feel free to email the comment, and I
will add it into the discussion.


UWEN Meeting and Minutes - January

UWEN Minutes
January 19th, 2006 | 5:30pm | ES Coffeeshop
Facilitator: Darcy | Minutes: Jason

Anyone can email if you have any inquries or questions about what happened at this meeting. These are your groups, your Network! You may wish to get invovled in something, or make contacts with these folks.

• Jason Hammond (UWSP / UW Campus Greens / CKMS Radio Waterloo)
• Kristina Domsic (Clearing a Path)
• Justin Williams (Clearing a Path)
• Miranda McLin (UW Campus Greens)
• Mike McWilliam (STEP)
• Michelle Zakrison (ES FedS Councillor)
• Sarah McAlister (ERSSA)
• Matt Stevens (UWAFT)
• Farrah Chan (UWSP)
• Ashley Page (WEBS)
• Amber Cantell (UWFN)
• Kristi Herlein (EngSoc)
• Darcy Higgins (UW Campus Greens)
• Tiff Smith (Env. Studies Society)
• Regrets: Raj Gill (WPIRG)

Justin (w/ Kristina) – 250 Project: Revitalizing WATGreen
Sustainability Office & Coordinator
Accountability for WATGreen
Exec. Summary on UWEN website
Darcy: review of reply letter from UW President Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator not addressed
Justin: Clearing a Path meeting: SLC 2105B Thursday at 5:30Mike: Upcoming STEP event
“End of Suburbia” (first half)
Professors to speak with 4 audience groups on specific topics
Date to be announced
Jason: One year UWEN joint project for May 2006 to April 2007
Building the environmental movement on campus
Report card on candidates during FedS election
Building a strong relationship with new FedS Executive
Clubs day style event for UWEN
Outreach to other campus groups
Recruiting and social events
UWEN gave consensus on this common focus
Miranda: WCRI becoming more eco-friendly
Recruiting green residents
Promote Eby-town food co-op on Phillip St.
Tiff & Ashley: SYC Sustainable Campuses Conference
Maclean’s – getting letters of support sign on and off campus – Action item: Ashley will work on getting a MacLean’s letter and Network members willing to sign on or go back to their groups on this
Sustainability office/coordinator helpful info
PAC – Provincial Action Committee – can use volunteer from Waterloo
Amber: UWFN
Jan 22nd 1pm SLC winter twig identification
For details:
Farrah: UWSP
Green Career Seminar (details TBA)
UWEN Social Event
Coffeehouse, etc.
UWSP to plan / book Bomber
Michelle: FedS
Enterprise Opportunity Innovation – apply to this FedS fund for greening!
Administration will match for environmental project funding applications
Amber: Online funding guide – Action item: Amber will work on pulling together funding info for a web page to link to our sites
Darcy: Campus Greens
Local food:
- at Grebel – local organics (Mennonite and other farms)
- food market at SLC
Michelle: FedS applications reminder
Tiff: Guelph Organic Conference January 27-29
Other groups will email to post meeting times:
Next Meeting
Tiff to facilitate
Amber to take minutes
Monday Feb 13th, 5:30
Location TBA

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Comment Board

Hello everyone,

We're posting a form to post your opinions on the implementation of a University of Waterloo Sustainability Office including a Sustainability Coordinator.
Please post your comment at this site and we may use them in future campaigns.

Free Message Forum from

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Environmental Meetings

Hi everyone and welcome to the semester!

The first UW Environment Network meeting for group reps will be held Thursday January 19th at 5:30 in the ES Coffee Shop, lower floor ES1.
If you're a group that has or hasn't been to meetings yet, please email us to let us know if you can make it:

The next Campus Greens meeting is Thursday at 5:30 in the ES Coffee Shop, lower floor of ES1.
Please email us with your meeting times and environmental events so we can post them here!