University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sustainability at UW

First Green Fund project announced

Coming soon to campus: a more efficient rooftop greenhouse. This project is  the  first to be supported by a new UW–Madison Green Fund administered by the Office of Sustainability.

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.

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