Sustain-a-Bash

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

Organized by the Office of Sustainability and University Housing, Sustain-a-Bash introduces new residents, especially first-years, to sustainability through a celebration of campus and community resources.

Sustain-a-Bash 2021 will take place over a full week to include virtual and in-person engagement options including:

The week will culminate with one large Sustain-a-Bash party. This in-person event is scheduled for Friday, September 24th from 4-7pm on the Gordon lawn. All are welcome. Activities will include:

  • A gathering of sustainability-focused student organizations, campus departments, and community groups.
  • Demonstrations of real-life sustainability applications on waste, energy use, food, and more.
  • A spikeball tournament organized by the Student Athlete Leaders for Sustainability.
  • A raffle with items promoting sustainable products, lifestyles, or local businesses.
  • Locally-sourced snacks produced by Dining and Culinary Services.
  • A debut of the Electric Food Cart, if available.

Previous Years

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.

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."