ASM Sustainability table at Sustain-a-Bash
ASM Sustainability table at Sustain-a-Bash 2018. Photo by Nathan Jandl.

Organized by the Office of Sustainability and University Housing, Sustain-a-Bash seeks to inform, inspire, and provide resources so that UW–Madison students can create a culture of sustainability on campus.

For Sustain-a-Bash 2020, content will be presented virtually on social media and participants are invited to engage further by using the resources below. Please follow us at @SustainUW on Instagram to join!

Sustain-a-Bash 2020 Activities

Join us for the first event of our new “Amplifying BIPOC Voices in Sustainability Series,” brought to you by the Green Allies Coalition! The Green Allies Coalition created this series to help recenter voices that have historically been excluded from these conversations on our campus and across mainstream environmentalism. This event will happen virtually on September 30 at 7pm EDT. See the Facebook event here and access the recording of the event here.

Sustainability impacts the entire UW–Madison campus. But how much do you know about sustainability and where you can see projects in action? Jump in to our Sustainability Trivia Kahoot and then grab a mask and head out for our Green Fund Scavenger Hunt!

What’s one of the best things you can do to become more sustainable in your everyday life? Cut down on food waste. Check out this helpful article, written by one of our student interns, entitled “How to Tackle Food Waste While Social Distancing” for some key tips.

We all know that reducing energy and water use are important strategies for combating climate change and improving our resilience as communities. But there’s a lot more to learn. This Prezi, created by one of our student interns, offers a detailed snapshot of these essential topics!

What is fast fashion? How can you make better choices about the products you consume every day? The Social Justice Hub’s podcast series should be your first stop in learning more!

The Green Fund offers money for student ideas that improve the sustainability of campus facilities. Please RSVP here for the Green Fund Fall Kickoff on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30 – 8:00pm, held on Blackboard Collaborate. The event will be a fun and casual time to connect with other students and brainstorm ideas. Invite friends! All are welcome.

No need to have an idea or a group before the event, or to stay the whole time. Questions? Email Ian Aley, Green Fund Program Manager,

We also just launched a Green Fund Scavenger Hunt. This is designed as a way for students to visit and interact with past Green Fund projects safely during COVID and get inspired to propose new ideas. Check it out!

Previous Years

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.

Sustain-a-Bash 2019 logo

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."