Sustainability at UW
Coming soon to campus: a dining checkout line that generates energy from customers’ footsteps and a cooler, more efficient rooftop greenhouse. The two projects are the first to be supported by a new UW–Madison Green Fund administered by the Office of Sustainability.
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.
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