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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energize: Sustainable City Challenge

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The University of Waterloo has partnered with ClimateActionWR, local school boards, and the Waterloo Global Science Initiative to develop a collaborative board game using to encourage youth awareness and participation in local action on mitigating climate change. The Energize game uses real-world data on energy and emissions from Waterloo Region, and provides action cards for participants to find different ways of generating clean energy or reducing energy consumption through efficiency programs.

The game has been utilized in classrooms, and at large-scale events such as the Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair and the Global Youth Forum led by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, reaching over 850 students and community members in its first 6 months.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.