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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Green makes a good Roof

UWSP's Green Roofs Over Waterloo is hosting its first seminar of 2007!

"A measure of a green roof's wet weather performance as a stormwater source control"

UW School of Planning graduate student Kyle Vander Linden gives a brief overview green roof history and function. In addition, an investigation of a green roof in Waterloo, ON looking at the its ability to reduce the volume of runoff and improve stormwater quality.

When: Wednesday, January 31. 5:00 to 6:00pm
Where: RCH 302

Please email Emma at if you have any questions.

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GROW is a working group of the UW Sustainability Project.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Environment's our business, is it yours?

The University of Waterloo is hosting its first one-day Environment
and Business Conference. The aim is to promote the philosophies
concerning environment and business issues while exchanging ideas with
leading professionals, faculty and students. Also, featuring Bob
Willard as keynote speaker - a leading expert on the business value of
corporate sustainability strategies and author of The Sustainability
Advantage and The Next Sustainability Wave. The day will be filled
with workshops and panel discussions on topics such as energy
efficiency, green entrepreneurship and environmental management

Mark it down – Tuesday, March 27th 2007. To register online visit

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

What a neat conference!

A great possibility - for the UN Environment Programme...

Nomination Criteria
* For candidates to be considered their birthdates must fall strictly
between 8 September 1984 and 8 September 1992.
* Candidates must be nominated by their organizations and must be active
* Only nominations from organizations working on or interested in
environmental and sustainable development issues will be considered.
* Each nomination must have two candidates - one female and one male.
But only one of them will be elected (Please note that applications will not
be considered unless the above is fulfilled).
* All nominations must reach UNEP on or before 28 February 2007.

For more details and to apply visit the website and complete the application

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Climate Change is real! What do we do?

UW Sustainability Project

The first general meeting of the term has been organized for Monday, January
15, 2007 at 11:30-12:30 AND/OR 3:30-4:30 in SLC 3103 (right beside our
office). The two times are set up to try and accommodate everyone's
schedules, so come when you can and find out what UWSP and its working
groups have planned for this term.

Tegan Renner
UWSP Coordinator

North Campus Development - sports centre on Env Reserve?

The university of waterloo has approved the development of a sports centre on the environmental reserve on north campus. It is now up to the city of waterloo to approve the proposal. The final public consultation is being held at the waterloo rec centre on father david bauer drive. Come to share your thoughts on this issue.

Name: UW North Campus Environmental Assessment: Public Consultation
Last stand for social and environmental justice
Time and Place
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Waterloo Recreation Centre
Street: Father David Bauer

from Facebook (Nicholas Schwetz)