UW–Madison launches historic sustainability initiative

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UW–Madison is tackling critical sustainability challenges in service of our campus community, the state of Wisconsin, and the planet.

61 Mkilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable electricity procured by UW–Madison from campus rooftop solar installations, the O’Brien Solar Fields, and utility partnerships

500 +volunteers who helped improve and maintain the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, 70% of which were UW students, faculty, and staff

191 tons of food scraps diverted from the landfill thanks to the Food Waste Collection Pilot Program

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