University of Wisconsin–Madison
Terrace sunset

Sustainability at UW

Greenhouse corn plants

First Green Fund project completed

Residents of Leopold Hall can now enjoy a cooler, more efficient rooftop greenhouse. This project was the first to be supported by the UW–Madison Green Fund, administered by the Office of Sustainability.

Steven Olikara

Steven Olikara wins Forward Under 40 Award

Olikara helped found the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability and served as its first student leader. Now based in Washington, D.C., he is a founder and chief executive of the Millennial Action Project, which organizes bipartisan caucuses of elected officials under the age of 40.

LGBT Green Office

Five UW–Madison offices achieve green certification

The first Office of Sustainability-certified Green Offices are the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Academic Programs Office, UHS Counseling Services, LGBT Campus Center, Facilities Planning & Management, and the Morgridge Center for Public Service.

"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 TASK FORCE REPORT, 2010