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

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Sustainability Action Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,017

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Sustainability Action Fund supports projects that advance the objectives of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Applications can be submitted from any student, staff, or faculty member. The fund has, to date, supported approximately $475,000 in project opportunities.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The distribution of funding is decided upon by the President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability based on a public call for proposals/applications. Applications are screened based on the likely impact of the project (whether it is academic, operational, or engagement impact), its likelihood of success, whether consultations/approvals have been completed or initiated, and the proposed budget.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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