University of Wisconsin–Madison
People line the Memorial Union Terrace and shoreline piers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and take in the post-sunset view of Lake Mendota as the sky falls from dusk to nighttime during a summer evening on June 14, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

"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

Sustainability at UW

Missy Nergard

Nergard appointed first full-time director of sustainability

Learn about Melissa Nergard, who has been hired as Director of Sustainability at Facilities Planning & Management!

Chancellor Becky Blank

Chancellor discusses sustainability efforts at UW-Madison

Chancellor Becky Blank published a blog post about the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s sustainability initiatives and achievements.

Sam Grindel, Marcella Otter (Physical Plant), and Breana Nehls pose by one of the new hydration stations.

Green Fund Project brings hydration stations to campus

UW undergraduate Sam Grindel proposed a Green Fund project that led to a partnership with University Housing and the purchase of three new mobile water bottle filling stations for campus events.