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FALL 2018

December 20: Tips for a Sustainable Winter Break; Lake and Mercury Levels; Steve Carpenter Receives Ecology Prize

November 28: #RecycleRight; Green Greeks; ICYMI

November 5: Journey of Compost; AASHE 2018; Green Changes at Wisconsin Campuses

October 9: Sustain-A-Bash; Great Lakes Initiative; Wisconsin Science Festival

September 18: Green Fund & University Housing Introduce Hydration Stations; Teaching Teachers About Sustainability; Plants Signal Danger


August 28: Jelle Receives Award for Sustainability Efforts; Sustainability by Way of Good Relationships; CSA Subscription Boxes; Ticket to Take Out Program

August 14: New Director of Sustainability; Green Fund Toilet Project; How Does Campus Stay Sustainable?

July 24: Compost Stewards; Where does water go?; UW-Madison Climate Change Study

July 3: Two Approaches to Sustainability; Inclusive Sustainability Education; Conscientious Consumption

June 12: New Interns; Sustainable Summer; Algae Blooms

May 22: Zero Waste Pilot; Climate Change Negotiations; Intern Report from Copenhagen


May 1: Earth Week 2018 Recap; Volunteer at Sustainable Move Out; Silent Spring

April 10: Earth Week; Native Bee Habitats in Urban Areas; Cow Carbon Footprints

March 13: Empowering Women in Costa Rica; CALS Urban Tree Survey; Energy and Sustainability Challenge

February 20: Sustainable Commuting; CEES Students, CLEAN Student Organization

January 30: New Green Fund Projects; Center for Climatic Research; Greening Plastic

January 9: Salt Brining; The Worth of Water; UW–Madison professor led fight to ban pesticide DDT

FALL 2017

December 12: Artist Nina Elder; New Student Programs Manager; Heather Swan on Bees

November 21: Sustainable Learning and Dining; Business and Sustainability Certificate; New Arboretum Director

October 31: Waste & Recycling Interns; 5 Ways to Have A Greener Winter; AASHE 2017

October 10: Sustainable Cleaning; Green Office Team; ASM Sustainability Committee Chair

September 19: Sustain-A-Bash; Green Fund Proposals ; Badger Bioneers


August 15: New Communications Director; Clean Technology Forum; Campus Historian

July 25: Sustainability Work Visits A National Conference, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Chosen For Next-Phase Funding, New Water Bottle Research

June 27: Welcome to student interns; Energy-generating flooring; Student sustainability committee

June 6: Student project promotes food access; Move Out 2017; New Green Fund Program manager


April 25: Green Fund project; Move-out volunteering; Day of Service

April 11: First green offices; Climate change symposium; Bucky’s Award

March 28: Fall sustainability classes; Waste to art; Symposium smorgasbord

March 14: Energy master’s; Car-free vacations; Spring break recharge

February 28: Amazon deforestation; Aldo Leopold weekend; Dairy-energy-water links

February 14: Green Office program; Composting; Water pollution laws

January 31: Earth Day registration; Conscious capitalism; Leopold’s legacy

January 17: SustainUW internships; Badger Volunteers; Sustainable manufacturing

FALL 2016

December 6: New Green Fund; Online shopping; Yahara videos

November 22: Buying happiness; WESC winners; Winter biking

November 8: Spring sustainability courses; Sustainability & elections; Energy Hub 2016

October 25: Green therapy; Underfoot energy; Diversity Forum

October 18: Urban eating, healthy eating; New county hiking lands; Wellness Symposium

October 11: National spotlight on move-out; Campus democracy challenge; Rare bees

October 4: UW System sustainability; Mindful police; Past 400 ppm

September 27: Badger Bioneers; Poverty recognition; Milwaukee composting

September 20: Sustain-a-bash; #DearUWMadison; Elvey leaving

September 13: Laura’s legacy; Energy Institute director; Forest resilience

September 6: Fall Badger Volunteers; Farm to Table; New WI Idea series


August 30: Sustainability welcome; Ride the bus; Campus farmers’ market

August 23: Building community; Move-in; Backup plans

August 9: Moving Days; Primary election; Cultural competency

July 26: New Bascom garden; Shared Solar; Meat taxes

July 12: Smart moves; Preserving the Preserve; LED Paradox

June 28: Meet the interns; What is ‘local’ food?; Teaching sustainability

June 14: Sustainable soirees; Paper v. plastic; #StoptheSpiny

May 31: Food waste cookbook; Harvest Handouts; Top city for biking 


May 17: Learning through lighting; Summer Badger Volunteers; Res hall recycling

May 10: Receipt redux award; Finals tips; Community gardens

May 3: Former intern wins Udall; Res hall donations; “Evicted”

April 26: New dish at Ginger Root; Help moveout recycling; Day of Service

April 19: Earth Day Conference; New co-director; Farmers’ market guide

April 12: Earth Week; Undergrad Symposium; Market moves outside

April 5: Voting day; Fall courses; Wood microchips

March 29: Res hall waste; Tenure in spotlight; Criminal justice reform

March 22: Improve your well-being; Safe biking; Global Health Symposium

March 15: Voting prep; Tenure vote; Climate change symposium

March 8: All about energy; Banning bag bans; Climate + mind

March 1: Clothes swap; Race & environment; Election effects

February 23: E-waste to jobs; Diversity talks; Changing prairies

February 16: ‘Power’ walking; Organic ag; Bæredygtighed

February 9: Inclusive workplaces; Bike winter; No more CFLs

February 2: Solar textiles; Workplace racism; Campus pantry

January 26: UniverCity; Stuff swap; Pollinator protection

January 19: Earth Day Conference; Badger Volunteers; College affordability

January 12: Community capstone; Green Teams workshop; Perennial biomass

January 5: Sustainable resolutions; Debt-free college; Green Madison celebration

FALL 2015

December 15: Year in review; Flavorful produce; Paris climate agreement

December 8: Conscious capitalist; Food policy change; Winter biking

December 1: Paris climate talks; Green Fund cut; Holiday decorating

November 24: Rhodes Scholar; Sustainable Thanksgiving; UN climate talks

November 17: Our Waters, Our Future; Ex-inmate health; Poverty, Inc.

November 10: Designing natural spaces; Energy Hub; Lignin vision

November 3: Spring classes; Badger Bioneers; How stress makes you sick

October 27: National award win; Tales from Planet Earth; Best ways to get to work

October 20: #SustainableBadgers; Climate change and health; Defining a sustainable diet

October 13: Sustainability in Madison; F.H. King Harvest Fest; Day Without Cars

October 6: Students present at PLAN conference; 2015 Energy Summit; Geothermal energy in WI

September 29: Reducing campus receipts; Green Fund; Avoid the flu

September 22: Sustain-A-Bash success; Food co-op partnership; Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge

September 15: Campus master plan; Sustain-A-Bash; Water-splitting catalyst

September 8: Energy Summit keynote; Forest, climate and health discussion groups; Garden design competition

September 1: Sustainability Welcome; Fall for Badger Volunteers; Union South farmers’ market


August 25: Fewer biking deaths; Local food conference; Pesticide-free cranberries

August 18: Colombian carbon reduction; 100K donation mark; Focus on coal

August 11: Moving Days underway; Ethiopian electricity; Urban horticulture

August 4: Beach forecasts; Solar textiles; Green Madison launch

July 28: Moving Days; Farewell to a friend; Community through Cooking

July 21: Sort by Number plastic; Energy discussion groups; Lower-carbon transit

June 14: New garden curators, UW Night Out,Workplace well-being

July 7: 2015 Energy Summit; New organic ag chair; Sweet biomass products

June 30: Our 30×30; Latino Earth Partnership; Gaylord Nelson’s legacy

June 23: Energy innovation; Campus wildlife; Scott Walker’s environmental legacy

June 16: Energy cost of water; Help Lake Mendota; Beestock

June 9: Nature Challenge; Water lab open house; Bioneer nominations

June 2: Budget news; Biodegradable computer chips; Madison Bike Week

May 26: Campus as a research canvas; 30×30 Nature Challenge; Sustainable transportation

May 19: Get outside; Energy MOOC; Sharefest


May 12: Learning through eating; Master plan input; Commencement

May 5: Styrofoam legacy; Housing move-out; Water@UW-Madison

April 28: Housing move-out; Campus Kitchen; Sustainability Challenge winners

April 21: Energy diary app; Spring biking tips; Optimizing ecology

April 14: ABCs of Waste; Earth Week roundup; Green Fund update

April 7: Fall courses; Skill Share Fair; Cooking without waste

March 31: Campus without crowds; Sustainable clothing; Natural egg dyes

March 24: Pre-break tips; Ginger Root footprint; Res hall savings

March 17: Great Lakes MOOC; Science Expeditions; B-cycles are back

March 10: Seeking skills; Yogurt waste; Urban food insecurity

March 3: Conserve 24/7; Climate Quest winner; Forum photo gallery

February 24: Campus efficiencies; Waste in its place; Weather and climate

February 17: Wisconservation; Campus commuting; Last chance forum registration

February 10: Forum registration; Blank budget address; Flexible degrees

February 3: Budget cuts; Climate Quest Finale; Forum registration

January 27: Climate Quest Finale; Badger Volunteers; Soy Moratorium

January 20: TOPICS; Climate policy; Climate Quest viewing

January 13: SIRE awards; MOOC discussion groups; Student leader position

January 6: Athletics recycling; Science of resolutions; Internships

FALL 2014

December 16: Year in review; CURB magazine; Winter solstice

December 9: Sustainability MOOCs; Stress management; SIRE deadline

December 2: Campus Kitchen; Recycling survey; Buying local

November 25: Green Fund revisited; Sustainable Thanksgiving; Winter biking

November 18: Climate Quest Finale set; Historic carbon cuts; Trash Auditing 101

November 11: Forum Save the Date; Energy conservation masters; Taste of Energy

November 4: Spring courses; Voting day; Anthropocene Slam

October 28: Edible Landscapes; SIRE proposals; TEDx UW–Madison

October 21: Certificate community engagement; Energy Summit; Thank Your Farmer

October 14: Sustainable Homecoming; Wisconsin Science Festival; Edge Effects blog

October 7: Game Day Challenge; MGE rate proposal; Walk the Walk

September 30: Climate Quest finalists; Bill Cronon honored; Ignite Madison

September 23: UW System Sustainability; Concept Pitch videos; Badger Bioneers 

September 16: Climate Quest Concept Pitch; Sustain-A-Bash; UN Climate Summit

September 9: Campus farmers’ market; Camp Randall follow-up; SIRE-REU awards

September 2: Camp Randall zero-waste, Party on the Path; Email tyranny


August 26: Wisconsin Welcome; Certificate application; Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19: Energy Summit; D2P winners; Bottle blooms

August 12: Harvest Handouts; Donate & Take; Water woes

August 5: Moving waste; Leopold LEED Gold; Keystone XL analysis

July 29: Badger Volunteers; State Fair; Social media and mood

July 22: Trash diggers; Clean Lakes Festival; Tackling industrial waste

July 15: Moving Days ahead; Food scraps to energy; Farmers’ market impacts

July 8: Memorial Union sustainability; Academic building trash audits; Yahara Lakes 101

July 1: Going green globally; New environmental MOOCs; Minimalist living

June 24: Micro cars; Locavore Week; Green City Freiburg

June 17: China Workshop underway; New engineering institute; Climate Quest workshop

June 10: Climate Quest workshop; Big 10 green energy Aquaponics

June 3: Mobile game; EPA rules; Pit mining forum


May 27: Green building; Certificate applications; Climate research

May 20: Yahara 2070; WEI earns LEED gold; ShareFest

May 13: Sustainability Certificate; Jon Huntsman on climate change; Divestment debate

May 6: Climate Solutions workshop; Move-out recycling; Receipt survey results

April 29: Styrocycle wins; SIRE awards; Grainger cliffhangers

April 22: Styrocycle; Receipt reduction; Bucky’s Clean Up

April 15: Earth Week; Final Lunch HOUR; China registration

April 8: Climate Quest; Udall scholarship; Undergrad Symposium

April 1: Climate competition mixer; China workshop abstracts; Earth Day conference

March 25: Undergrad research; Cooler computers; Downtown walkability

March 18: Climate Change Challenge; Wisconsin fish; Bangladeshi worker safety

March 11: E-waste; Urban sustainability in China; Re-designing cities

March 4: Green Fund; Electricity savings; SIRE workshop

February 25: Campus Conservation Nationals; Rec Sports Master Plan; Lunch HOUR

February 18: Campus environmental contests; SIRE grant program; Last chance for forum registration

February 11: Forum now free; Charter Street plant; Arboretum science

February 4: RecycleMania; Innovation Days; Bike to Work

January 28: Forum registration open; Undergrad research; Weston Roundtable

January 21: Sustainability Forum; RecycleMania; Public service fair

January 14, 2014

January 7, 2014

FALL 2013

December 17, 2013

December 10, 2013

December 3, 2013

November 26, 2013

November 19, 2013

November 12, 2013

November 5, 2013

October 29, 2013

October 22, 2013

October 15, 2013

October 8, 2013

October 1, 2013

September 24, 2013

September 17, 2013

September 10, 2013

September 3, 2013


Student Newsletter

August 8, 2013 

July 25, 2013  

June 16, 2013 

Community Newsletter

July 23, 2013 

July 16, 2013 

July 9, 2013 

July 2, 2013 

June 25, 2013 

June 6, 2013

June 11, 2013

June 4, 2013

May 28, 2013


Student Newsletter

May 19, 2013

May 12, 2013

May 5, 2013

April 28, 2013

April 21, 2013

April 14, 2013

April 7, 2013

March 31, 2013

March 24, 2013

March 17, 2013

March 10, 2013

March 3, 2013

February 24, 2013

February 17, 2013

February 10, 2013

February 3, 2013

January 27, 2013

January 20, 2013

Community Newsletter

May 21, 2013

May 14, 2013

May 7, 2013

April 30, 2013

April 23, 2013

April 16, 2013

April 8, 2013

April 2, 2013

March 26, 2013

March 19, 2013

March 12, 2013

March 5, 2013

February 26, 2013

February 19, 2013

February 12, 2013

February 5, 2013

January 29, 2013

January 22, 2013

January 15, 2013

January 8, 2013

FALL 2012

Student Newsletter

December 23, 2012

December 16, 2012

December 9, 2012

December 2, 2012

November 25, 2012

November 18, 2012

November 11, 2012

November 4, 2012

Community Newsletter

December 18, 2012