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UW field days to focus on organic vegetables

University of Wisconsin-Madison plant scientists intend to employ some highly sophisticated instruments to evaluate new varieties of organic vegetables: the palates of the people who produce or prepare them for discerning customers.

Helping communities prepare for change

Over the last several decades, Wisconsin has seen an increase in extreme weather and variability, and these conditions are likely to become more common in the years ahead. Scientists in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) project a sharp rise in average annual temperatures in coming decades – somewhere between 4 and 9 […]


Now hiring fall student interns

Apply for an internship at the Office of Sustainability for the opportunity to engage with the environment, join others to improve sustainability on campus and promote a widespread sustainable lifestyle. Undergraduate students of all majors are encouraged to apply.

Party on the Path 2014

Enjoy a day along Lake Mendota: tour the path, take in the Terrace, chat with campus advisors and new friends from student orgs! All students, all majors are invited to this zero-waste event.

What you can do

Compost your food waste

Did you know that in 2012 alone, more than 36 million tons of food waste was generated, with only five percent diverted from landfills?  Compost your food scarps instead. Compost collection sites are located in Lot 62 between the Natatorium and the School of Veterinary Medicine, Lot 60 on Walnut St., Lot 76 near the Goodman Softball Complex, Dejope Dining Hall, Carson Dining Hall, Rhetas Dining Hall in Chadbourne Hall, behind Science Hall, Gordon Commons, throughout the first floor of Union South and at the Capital Cafe in Grainger Hall.

See the “do’s and don’ts” for composting here.

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