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Climate Quest winner announced

February 26, 2015 | by Jill Sakai   MIGHTi (Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects) is the winner of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Climate Quest competition, sponsored by American Family Insurance.

How can we make UW more efficient?

February 24, 2015 | by Office of Sustainability staff   As UW–Madison faces historic budget cuts, university leaders are asking faculty and staff to offer suggestions to reduce costs and increase efficiency of university operations.



During the month of March, the Office of Sustainability will host a daily blog, residence hall challenge and event series to engage people in aspects of sustainable living.

Sustainability Forum 2015 – Today!

The everyday things we use and dispose of  have a great impact on the environment. Explore the greater impacts of our consumption and learn to make sustainable choices. Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch is not included.

What you can do

Recycle Aluminum Cans

Did you know that the energy you save by recycling a single aluminum can will run a TV for three hours? A recycled aluminum can is back on the retail shelf or vending machine as a new container in as little as 60 days.

Every UW building has recycling bins where you can place your aluminum cans.

YouTube video: How Aluminum Cans Are Recycled

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