In 2010, a task force recommended the University of Wisconsin–Madison create a university office that would align academics and research to advance campus sustainability goals. Now, the Office of Sustainability serves as a campuswide resource for sustainability. By facilitating sustainability education and partnering with campus units to operate more sustainably, the office represents the realization of a shared vision for a sustainable campus:

“The University of Wisconsin–Madison will be a living model for sustainability, exemplifying values and actions that demonstrate our commitment to stewardship of resources, respect for place and the health and well–being of the broader community, now and for the future.”

— Sustainability Initiative Task Force Final Report, 2010


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