Eco Summit 2023: Accelerating Action

Waterloo, Ontario
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM  - 4:00 PM EST 
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Event Details

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The Sustainability Office is thrilled to host our tenth-annual Eco Summit to showcase sustainability achievements, celebrate progress, and build connections with our campus community. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.

This year, our summit will focus on how we can (and must) accelerate sustainability action – in our teaching and research activities, in how we operate our campus, and in the ways we engage with one another as departments and individuals. 

This year’s event will feature:

  • Opening remarks from Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Launch of 2023 Environmental Sustainability Report
  • Panel discussions with student and employee sustainability leaders
  • Green Office, Green Labs, Green Residence, and Living Planet Leader awards
  • Interactive activity and networking opportunities

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 22 from 12-4pm in Fed Hall. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Doors will open at 11:30am for check-in and networking.


Mat Thijssen
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
Vivek Goel
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Waterloo
Francesca Girmenia
Communications & Outreach Assistant
Sustainability Office
Jason Amri
Co-Founder, 3cycle
4A, Computer Science and Business
Celine Isimbi
Co-Founder, Climate Justice Ecosystem
4A, Environment, Resources & Sustainability and Geography & Environmental Management
Maya Morton Ninomiya
Undergrad Representative, Curriculum Integration Working Group
4A, Health Studies
Evan VanderMeer
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Coordinator, United College
3A Biology
Jacinda Reitsma
Vice-President, Administration and Finance
University of Waterloo
David Ha
MAcc Co-Director
School of Accounting and Finance
Patricia Huỳnh
Sustainability Projects Manager
Sustainability Office
Rob Hunsperger
Senior Director, Design, Planning & Construction
Plant Operations


Federation Hall, 200 University Ave West Waterloo, Ontario N2L3G1 Canada


General admission

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Office coordinates efforts to advance campus sustainability through learning and research, reducing Waterloo's ecological footprint, and engaging the University community.

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