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2014: A year in review

December 16, 2014   With a new year right around the corner, we in the Office of Sustainability have been reflecting on accomplishments and challenges during the past year and looking forward to the opportunities 2015 will bring for our campus.

Transportation Options gives wheels to UW-Madison volunteers

Dec. 9, 2014 | The will is there. The desire is there. And the need is there. But for many students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the wheels are not. On a campus where few students have cars, transportation is one of the largest barriers for those who want to volunteer in the Madison community.


SIRE Grant Request for Proposals open

The Office of Sustainability is accepting grant proposals for the spring 2015 SIRE-ED and SIRE-RI, to promote sustainability research and curriculum for faculty and staff. Solicitation for proposals is open until Dec. 15, 2014.

Call for Presentations: Sustainability Forum 2015

The Office of Sustainability is seeking presenters for the Sustainability Forum on February 26, 2015, examining our consumption habits and their impacts.

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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