Wisconservation is a month-long sustainability engagement initiative that includes a daily challenge blog, residence hall competition and an event series. The goal of Wisconservation is to foster resource stewardship in the UW–Madison community, both on and off campus.
Conserve 24/7 is an opportunity to learn how sustainability relates to your day-to-day life. The Office of Sustainability will post new challenges every day to a user-friendly blog. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to visit the blog and share their thoughts and experiences via social media using #Wisconservation.
University Housing will monitor both recycling weights and electricity usage for all campus residence halls. Message screens throughout residence halls and dining facilities will display results weekly so students can see their conservation successes. At the end of the competition, the halls that demonstrate the most improvement will earn a prize — a bonfire and s’mores on Picnic Point!
To help students in residence halls stay engaged in Wisconservation throughout the month of March, students in Housing have signed up to volunteer as Conservation Captains. To learn more about the Conservation Captains program, click here.
Results from the residence hall challenge and additional conservation resources for students will be posted to the University Housing sustainability webpage.
The Wisconservation event series will include community events related to conservation themes including recycling, energy use, nature appreciation and more.