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 Blank discusses sustainability efforts

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

Gundersen Envision sign.

The new journey of compost at UW-Madison

Where do your food scraps go when you place them in a compost bin or drop off a dining tray on campus? Find out in our new video and newsletter story!