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UW–Madison sustainability students prepare to take their trash talk nationally – to a conference

October 6, 2015 | by Maija Inveiss   When it comes to digging through and learning from trash, UW–Madison Office of Sustainability interns are pros. After auditing more than 1.5 tons of waste from 15 academic buildings on campus, they have a strong understanding of what should – and more importantly, what should not – […]

Campus dining spots going receipt-free

September 29, 2015 | by Jill Sakai   If you’ve eaten at a campus dining center recently, something may have been missing from your order – but perhaps you didn’t even notice. Beginning this semester, University Housing’s registers no longer automatically print receipts for every transaction. The Wisconsin Union is following suit, testing a similar […]


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Badger Bioneers 2015 is Sustain Dane’s annual sustainability conference. This year, the focus is on making connections between social, environmental and economic sustainability.

2015 Energy Summit

Register for the 2015 Energy Summit on October 13. The focus of the summit will be on air pollutants, carbon emissions and clean energy alternatives.

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Green Tip of the Week

Is it more sustainable to wash laundry in cold water?


According to the EPA, “Water heating consumes about 90% of the energy it takes to operate a clothes washer.” So wash your clothes in cold water instead! Washing your laundry in cold water saves energy, prevents your fabrics from fading, and keeps your clothes just as clean.

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