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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. 

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.

5 tips for a more sustainable backyard party

June 13, 2016 | by Office of Sustainability staff Summer is nearly here – the season of backyard barbecues, family get-togethers, and late-night campfires. Try these tips to turn your outdoor party into a sustainable soiree.

Preserving the Preserve for education and research

          July 12, 2016 | by Madeline Fischer If you’ve spent much time at UW­–Madison, chances are you have enjoyed some time in the campus’ largest laboratory. This lab, however, cannot be found within a building.

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Final words of advice for finals week

May 10, 2016 | by Sarah Olson As the stress of finals week sets in, it’s easy to forget basic rules for success: eat healthy meals, sleep regularly, take breaks. But these healthy habits will boost your performance when paired with smart study habits.