Sustain-a-Bash

Join University Housing and the Office of Sustainability from September 23-27, 2024 for a week-long celebration of sustainability and campus life! Pedal fast on the blender bike or cycle through the Sustainability Showcase. Pick up a meal at the Green Fund Kickoff or drop off clothes at the all-campus swap. Whether you’re a first-year resident or a returning Badger, Sustain-a-Bash invites students to come together, have fun, and learn how #BadgersLiveSustainably.

Previous Years

Sustain-a-Bash 2022

In its ninth year, Sustain-a-Bash returned to East Campus Mall, featuring time-tested crowd favorites: the blender bike and a five-foot tall inflatable globe.

A student pedals the blender bike at Sustain-a-Bash

Sustain-a-Bash 2021

Sustain-a-Bash shifted again in 2021 to a weeklong hybrid event with both virtual and in-person activities, including tabling by orgs and groups, a spikeball tournament, a raffle, and locally-sourced snacks from Dining & Culinary Services.

Morgan barlin wearing a blue shirt and white mask, pouring fruit into a blender cup in front of a grassy background

Sustain-a-Bash 2020

Presented virtually over the course of a week, Sustain-a-Bash 2020 focused on the topics of social sustainability, sustainability 101, food, water and energy, and conscious consumerism.

Graphic surrounded by images of people holding signs and an inflatable earth

Sustain-a-Bash 2019

Twenty groups and orgs, from Slow Food UW to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, invited students to learn and interact during Sustain-a-Bash 2019.

UW-Madison graduate student Audrey Stanton holds up an inflatable earth during Sustain-a-Bash 2019.

Sustain-a-Bash 2018

From seed bombs to blender bikes, Badgers braved the cold for a great afternoon of activities.

Sustain-a-Bash 2017

"Sustain-A-Bash gives a well-rounded, holistic look at sustainability. It showcases a variety of ways that students can get involved on campus and by volunteering in the greater Madison community."

Students stand on a grassy lawn with tall buildings in the background