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Force for Positive Change awards

Four Wisconsin businesses with missions that merge entrepreneurship, social change and sustainable practices each received a $25,000 “Force for Positive Change Award” during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 18.

University Housing takes sustainable move-out to a national stage

October 11, 2016 | by Jill Sakai   UW–Madison efforts to reduce housing move-out waste – and give students a real-world opportunity to learn about sustainability – are headed to a national stage this week.


This week’s sustainability news

Introducing the new Green Fund!

The new UW–Madison student Green Fund will launch in January 2017. Read more and attend an info session on Dec. 9 in Union South.

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 scraps 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, behind Science Hall, 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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