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Can students lead a sustainable, zero waste lifestyle?

March 12 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

**Registration is closed. Please attend if you still can, but we have limited refreshments!**

As students with busy schedules, we often choose convenience over sustainability. This lifestyle can adversely impact the environment, especially in today’s changing climate.

How can we lead a sustainable lifestyle as busy students? Join us in this talk to learn the tips and tricks on how students can lead a sustainable or zero waste lifestyle for a better future!

Two students who are experts in the sustainable student lifestyle will share their experiences and perspectives. Representatives from the UW Sustainable Office will also be present to talk about the programs available for students who want to live sustainably and listen to your ideas!

There will be free refereshments and chance to win a prize generously donated by Zero Waste Bulk!


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Speaker presentations

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Panel discussion/Q&A

Important note: Registration is required


Kristen Regier

Kristen Regier is a Candidate for a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Planning, at the University of Waterloo. She is also the co-owner of In Balance Co., a sustainable lifestyle blog that focuses on sustainability / zero-waste living for students. She began transitioning to a low-waste lifestyle in 2017, and is constantly looking for ways to further reduce her environmental impact while balancing the financial and social realities of student life. Kristen hopes to inspire others to start reducing their environmental impact by doing what they can, when they can.

If you’d like to learn more, visit her in-balance-co sustainable blog and instagram!

Andrew Rutland

Andrew is a fourth year Geography and Environmental Management student. His love of the natural world led him to start consciously adopting zero-waste habits in 2014 and he currently strives to live with as little a footprint as possible.

If you’d like to learn more, visit his instagram!

Jody Fennell

Jody is an Environment and Business student at the University of Waterloo. Her past co-op experience has been from the Ministry of Transportation, Canadian Tire Corporation, and BlackBerry. Currently, Jody is a part of the Business Development Team for Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local non-profit that supports organizations in Waterloo Region to implement sustainability practices. As an Environment and Business student, Jody is very passionate about sustainability and business intersection and using business as a catalyst for change. Throughout her 8 months as a Sustainability Projects Coordinator at the University of Waterloo, Jody will support projects that advance the University of Waterloo’s Environment Sustainability Strategy and engaging the campus on topic of sustainability


We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The university is easily accessible by GRT bus routes. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

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