The Royal Flush: Sending less water and money down the drain

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Johnny Uelmen applied for the Green Fund—a program of the Office of Sustainability that awards money to student-developed projects that reduce the environmental impact and operating costs of …

UW-Madison and the Office of Sustainability Reach for the STARS

Since early 2019, the Office of Sustainability (OS) has worked to identify, compile, and review data for UW-Madison’s first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report. STARS, which is administered by the Association for …

Student Intern Column: Community Gardens Offer Benefits But Face Challenges

Ally Magnin is a rising senior studying Environmental Sciences with a certificate in Sustainability. She is a member of the Green Events team, where she works to provide resources to make events across campus more …

University Housing Sustainability Coordinator Makes Green Living a “Common Practice”

For about two weeks in the middle of May, you can find University Housing Sustainability Coordinator Breana Nehls behind the wheel of an F-250 pickup truck, rumbling through narrow service driveways and parking alongside Move …

Earth Week 2019 Highlights Campus Partnerships and Opportunities

What does environmental injustice mean, and how does it manifest in Madison? How does one create an activist campaign to address climate change? Let’s say you tear your favorite jeans—how do you stitch them up …

Director of Sustainability Education and Research Receives Prestigious Chemical Education Award

Professor Cathy Middlecamp, who serves as Director of Sustainability Education and Research for the Office of Sustainability, accepted the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education from the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its national …

Bringing Sustainability to Light: New Solar Array Installed on Gordon Dining & Event Center

As spring returns to campus, UW-Madison has another reason to look forward to sunny weather. Following a year of research, project development, partnership building, and coordination, the Gordon Dining & Event Center now features a …