Eco-Summit 2018: Building Commitment

12 July 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mathematics 3
Room 1006, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Join the UW Sustainability Office and Sustainable Campus Initiative for Waterloo’s fifth annual Eco-Summit! Each year we bring together students, staff, faculty, and community partners with an interest in sustainability to build relationships, inspire action, and celebrate progress. This year’s event will focus on building commitment among all campus members to improve sustainability at the University and beyond. 

This year’s event will feature:

Opening comments from James Rush, incoming Vice President, Academic and Provost
Keynote presentation from Tom Ewart, Senior Manager of Sustainability at The Co-operators 
Case studies from students, staff, and faculty around campus

*Please visit the registration page to confirm your attendance and view the schedule.


Tom Ewart is the Senior Manager of Sustainability at The Co-operators Group. He and his team help the organization realize its vision of catalyzing a sustainable society. 

Prior to joining The Co-operators, Tom was the founding Managing Director of the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), a non-profit organization that enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration between research and practice. At NBS, Tom delivered on a wide range of responsibilities, including helping to raise over $3m, recruiting over 1,600 members and crafting over 30 partnerships, managing 9 major research projects and publishing 20 major research reports, delivering over 35 invited presentations from Paris to Denver to Toronto, and organizing 12 events, while managing budgets and reporting to key stakeholders.

Alongside his work at NBS, Tom has taught business sustainability courses in the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Environment and Business, and in the University of Western Ontario’s Masters of Environment and Sustainability program.

Tom graduated from the University of Western Ontario as a gold medalist in the Engineering Faculty and as an Ivey Scholar from the Richard Ivey School of Business. In 2015, he was recognized as an Emerging Leader by Canada’s Clean50.

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