Progress after dismay: a vertiginous summer for climate activists

At the start of the summer, the Supreme Court delivered a blow to the EPA’s ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions. By August, however, Congress swung back. UW–Madison students and professors process the back-and-forth and …

Global Health Symposium celebrates interdisciplinary approaches to climate change and health

On Tuesday, April 19, the Global Health Institute (GHI) partnered with the Office of Global Health to host the 2022 Global Health Symposium, “Making Connections: Health, Climate & Equity.” The event celebrated the 10-year anniversary …

Diving into divestment: panel discussion at UW–Madison probes a tricky topic

“Fossil Fuel Divestment: Climate Action or Climate Distraction?” was one of the major events of UW–Madison’s fifth annual Earth Week, which was held from April 18-24, 2022. Divestment means selling shares invested in fossil fuel …

Project Round-Up: The Students Behind Green Fund Lighting Initiatives

When we mention sustainability, we often reference the large-scale solutions that our climate catastrophe necessitates: global recycling systems, wind farms, solar power, electric cars, even ambitions to relocate our refuse to the moon. Not many …

“Collective support and solidarity”: Student Systems Conference unites midwestern universities for climate action

Last year, Natalie Tinsen represented UW–Madison at the Midwest Climate Summit, a collaboration amongst “higher education, non-profit, corporate, and government leaders” to find ways to hasten climate action in the region. At the virtual event, …

Resilience Spotlight: Applying advanced climate models to future-proof building specification

Today’s building specifications are designed for local weather conditions based on historical data. As future weather conditions vary significantly from historic trends due to human-induced climate change, building specifications must be recalibrated away from the …

UW–Madison partners with regional leaders to launch Midwest Climate Collaborative

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, in joint leadership with more than 15 partners across the region, will launch the Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC) at a virtual gathering on January 28, 2022. The MCC is a cross-sector …

Students, Transportation Services develop solar-powered displays for university bus shelters 

Although it manages arrival times, bus stops, repairs, signage, parking lots, road closures, permits, citations, and special event parking—all the tedious necessary aspects of public transit— Transportation Services also creates experiences. It may seem unusual …