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  • Intern Column: Tips for a Sustainable Winter Break

    Many students—and some faculty and staff—leave campus during winter break, so our interns have come up with a list of ideas for how to prepare yourself for a sustainable and meaningful time away. Below, Maddie …

  • How Do You #RecycleRight?

      When you think of sustainability, what actions come quickly to mind? The definition of sustainability has expanded significantly in recent years, so that its well-worn associations—waste management and conservation, most prominently—are now complemented by …

  • Meet the Green Greeks!

    The Greek community is a prominent feature of the UW-Madison campus. Over 4,000 students belong to the dozens of fraternity and sorority organizations, and many more participate in Greek life social events. These same events, …

  • In Case You Missed It: Two Talks on Lakes, Rivers, and Sustainability

    Dan Egan: 2018 Go Big Read Lecture Journalist Dan Egan has worked for over a decade to cover the Great Lakes. Much of that work has made it into his acclaimed book, “The Death and …

  • Sharing Sustainability Achievements and Insights at the 2018 AASHE Conference

    In October, staff and students from the Office of Sustainability joined University Housing sustainability coordinator Breana Nehls and a large contingent from sustainability programs at several UW System schools to attend the 2018 Association for …

  • The Great Beyond: A New Journey for Compost at UW-Madison

    Food systems are one of the cornerstones of sustainability. That word “systems” is key: the food we eat is part of a vast, interconnected web. To make food sustainable, then, we have to pay attention …

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