Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Sustainable Waterloo Region – Regional Sustainability Initiative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

The Regional Sustainability Initiative engages organizations within Waterloo Region to convert sustainability interest into action and progress. Over 60 organizations are participating across public, private, and not-for profit sectors. Participating organizations commit to developing a baseline, establishing reduction targets in a variety of impact areas, and reporting on their progress to the broader community. In addition, the initiative encourages knowledge sharing between organizations, recognition of mutual success, and a collaborative approach. Waterloo is a pledging partner in both the waste and climate change categories, provides ongoing support for program development, and provides financial support for placement of University of Waterloo co-op positions to support the Regional Sustainability Initiative’s efforts.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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