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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.

ALL IN on campus democracy challenge

UW–Madison has committed to improving democratic engagement, increasing student voter participation rates and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens.

Institute for Research on Poverty receives national award

The award comes as IRP marks its 50th year of examining the causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

Bill Elvey leaving UW facilities post

September 15, 2016 | The associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and management will be leaving in early October for a position in Texas.

Leaving a legacy of sustainability in UW–Madison Housing

September 13, 2016 | by Jill Sakai As Laura Shere nears her last day working at UW–Madison, one of her final contributions has been to ensure that University Housing’s commitment to sustainability is itself sustainable.

Refill, rehydrate, reduce waste!

9 ways to make sustainability part of your college experience

August 30, 2016 | by Office of Sustainability staff When you say Wisconsin… do you think sustainability? Maybe not. But sustainability touches every part of campus life.

A secret garden in Bascom

July 26, 2016 | by Jill Sakai An unassuming door off a stairway in Bascom Hall leads to a small courtyard, often overlooked even by the building’s occupants. Thanks to a student effort, there is a new reason for people to find this secret garden. (No, it’s not a Pokémon.)

Interns spend a day at Peacefully Organic CSA

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.