Welcome to the Office of Sustainability
UWindsor aims to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life.
To foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging for our diverse campus community in our natural and built environment through research, curriculum and operations in a socially and economically just manner.
Suggestions and tips to plan a more sustainable event or meeting, no matter the size.
Staff, faculty, and students are invited to share their thoughts and behaviours on sustainability, helping to shape a campus culture that empowers individuals to make environmentally conscious choices.
The voluntary survey is open until February 11, 2024, and takes less than 10 minutes. Participating lets you enter a draw to win one of five $25 gift cards (credit loaded on your UwinCARD). Your input is crucial! Take the survey and be part of the positive change!
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Below are the 17 SDGs drafted by the United Nations.
|End poverty in all its forms everywhere
|End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
|Good health and well being
|Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
|Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
|Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
|Clean water and sanitation
|Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
|Affordable and clean energy
|Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
|Decent Work and Economic growth
|Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
|Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
|Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
|Reduce inequality within and among countries
|Sustainable Cities and Communities
|Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
|Responsible Consumption and Production
|Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
|Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
|Life below water
|Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
|Life on land
|Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
|Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
|Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
|Partnerships for the goals
|Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
To keep up to date with environmental intitatives, campaigns, acitivties and ways to get involved visit us at "UWindsor Environmental Sustainability Advocacy".
The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit.
The university respects and recognizes Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and acknowledges with gratitude Indigenous Peoples who have lived and worked on this land historically, presently and future generations to come. We recognize that we must learn about this rich history of the land to become better neighbours, residents, and partners as we are all caretakes of this land.