News and events RSS

What does “local food” mean to Wisconsin consumers?

June 15, 2016 | by CALS News Wisconsin consumers widely agree that “local” food means food grown in Wisconsin, according to a new statewide survey conducted by faculty affiliated with UW-Extension, UW-Madison, and UW-River Falls. 

Meet the Interns!

June 28, 2016 | by Madeline Fischer A new summer means a new team of Office of Sustainability interns. From sophomores to seniors, this group of talented undergraduates brings a diverse range of experiences and majors to their efforts to improve campus sustainability.


Intern Spotlight

intern AJ MinnuciAJ is spending his summer with Campus Renovation Services to help make campus building projects more sustainable.

Learn more about our intern program.

Latest newsletter

The group WADOMA (West African Dance of Madison), blends global art forms and rhythm as the band performs on the music stage at the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a summer night on July 26, 2014. The photograph was made looking through the cutout sunburst design of a silhouetted Terrace chair. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

In the July 12 issue:

• Moving Days preview
• Preserving the Preserve
• The paradox of LEDs?

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.

More things you can do »