About

The University of Wisconsin–Madison works to integrate and enhance research and education efforts in sustainability science and practice across all parts of campus. UW–Madison has a long history of scholarship in a broad range of topics relevant to sustainability, from using recycled industrial materials in infrastructure to ensuring the sustainability of rural agricultural communities. Creating solutions for the sustainability challenges of the future will require dynamic teams and a comprehensive approach that addresses sustainability problems such as water, finance, energy, health, food, and community. Addressing these challenges will require an educated workforce that is trained to consider sustainability broadly.

In 2010, a chancellor-appointed Sustainability Task Force recommended that the University of Wisconsin–Madison create a university office that would align academics and research to advance campus sustainability goals. Now, the Office of Sustainability serves as a campus-wide resource for sustainability. By facilitating sustainability education and partnering with campus units to improve operations and resource stewardship, the office represents the realization of a shared vision for a sustainable campus.

MISSION

The Office of Sustainability aligns research and education on sustainability (our purpose) with campus operations (our practices) in the service of environmental, economic, and social responsibility to people and the planet.

VISION

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.

Leadership Team

Melissa Nergard

Director of Sustainability

missy.nergard@wisc.edu

Cathy Middlecamp

Director of Sustainability Education and Research

chmiddle@wisc.edu

Ann Terlaak

Sustainability Certificate Faculty Advisor

ann.terlaak@wisc.edu

Jason Gallup

Student Intern Program Director

jgallup@wisc.edu

Ian Aley

Green Fund Program Manager

iraley@wisc.edu

Alex Frank

Sustainability Analyst

alex.frank@wisc.edu

Ally Burg

Program Assistant

aburg@wisc.edu

Jake McCulloch

Communications and Project Specialist

jake.mcculloch@wisc.edu

Student Employees

Tracy Harvey

Project Assistant

Audrey Stanton

Project Assistant

Student Interns, Fall 2019

Sanauz Alaei

Green Allies, Green Labs, Green Office

Norma Behrend-Martinez

Communications, Green Labs, Green Office

Natalie Brunner

Communications, Green Allies, Green Office

Riley Collins

Green Events, Green Office

Meg DiPoto

Green Events, Green Labs

Hannah Kasun

Communications, Green Events

Ally Magnin

Communications, Green Events

Catie McDonald

Communications, Green Events

Jackie Millonzi

Green Allies, Green Events

Jackie Olson

Green Allies, Green Greeks, Green Office

Ana Roden

Communications, Green Allies, Green Office

Jeremy Sanford

Green Allies, Green Greeks

Marina Steiner

Green Events, Green Labs

Claire Stowe

Communications, Green Office

Jackson Webster

Green Greeks, Green Office