Global Health Symposium celebrates interdisciplinary approaches to climate change and health

On Tuesday, April 19, the Global Health Institute (GHI) partnered with the Office of Global Health to host the 2022 Global Health Symposium, “Making Connections: Health, Climate & Equity.” The event celebrated the 10-year anniversary …

Diving into divestment: panel discussion at UW–Madison probes a tricky topic

“Fossil Fuel Divestment: Climate Action or Climate Distraction?” was one of the major events of UW–Madison’s fifth annual Earth Week, which was held from April 18-24, 2022. Divestment means selling shares invested in fossil fuel …

Resilience Spotlight: Class-led workshop brings together students and experts to discuss sustainable transportation

Students in Associate Professor Carey McAndrews’ “Climate Action Planning: Sustainable Transportation” class held a workshop that brought together experts to discuss the future of transportation infrastructure on campus and in the City of Madison. The …

Project Round-Up: The Students Behind Green Fund Lighting Initiatives

When we mention sustainability, we often reference the large-scale solutions that our climate catastrophe necessitates: global recycling systems, wind farms, solar power, electric cars, even ambitions to relocate our refuse to the moon. Not many …

UW–Madison participates in “Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice”

At the end of UW–Madison’s “Teach-in on Climate and Justice,” Nathan Jandl, the Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability, spoke of the present. “What I see here is the immense potential on campus,” he …

The possibility of global cooperation: Barbara Hendrie talk highlights international plastic pollution agreement

Early in March 2022, at the UN Environment Assembly, diplomats from 175 nations voted unanimously to create a legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution. The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) …

“Collective support and solidarity”: Student Systems Conference unites midwestern universities for climate action

Last year, Natalie Tinsen represented UW–Madison at the Midwest Climate Summit, a collaboration amongst “higher education, non-profit, corporate, and government leaders” to find ways to hasten climate action in the region. At the virtual event, …