At the UW–Madison Sustainability Symposium, presenters address “a potential existential crisis”

At the inaugural UW-Madison Sustainability Symposium, Josh Arnold presented a major pilot project that could allow UW–Madison to generate more renewable energy. “Our students, staff, faculty, and alumni—including many in this room—are demanding bold climate …

UW–Madison earns Bee Campus USA certification

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has earned the Bee Campus USA Certification, making it one of 140 Bee Campus Affiliates nationwide. Bee Campus USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society, “…provides a framework for campus communities …

UW–Madison earns second Silver rating in campus sustainability assessment

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has completed its second comprehensive sustainability report through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), which is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). …

UW–Madison designated as a Fair Trade University

On October 7, 2021, UW–Madison was designated as a Fair Trade University, making it just the second school in the Big Ten to attain this status, as well as the third within the UW System. …

UW–Madison recognized as Green College & Cool School

UW–Madison has been included in The Princeton Review Green Colleges and the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools, which are resources used by prospective students who are interested in finding schools with exemplary commitments to the environment …

UW–Madison recognized for its water- and energy-saving initiatives

  The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received recognition for cutting-edge water and energy saving initiatives at the Charter Street Heating & Cooling Plant in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index. A publication from the Association for …

UW–Madison pursuing Fair Trade University designation

In honor of Fair Trade Month (October), the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pursuing designation as a Fair Trade University by the organization Fair Trade Campaigns.  This initiative aims to critically address the University’s role as …