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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

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2016 Newsletters

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

2015 Newsletters

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

2014 Newsletters

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

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