UW–Madison designated as a Fair Trade University

On October 7, 2021, UW–Madison was designated as a Fair Trade University, making it just the second school in the Big Ten to attain this status, as well as the third within the UW System. …

Where Are They Now? Julia Tuttle interviews Suzie Kazar

In our “Where Are They Now?” series, current student interns interview former interns about their experience at the Office of Sustainability, and in particular how that experience has helped them since graduation. In the following …

Social Sustainability Coalition highlights Black leaders in environmentalism

During Black History Month, Social Sustainability Coalition members created a social media campaign to highlight prominent Black leaders in the field of environmentalism and sustainability. These leaders and their contributions were featured on the Office …

Resilience Spotlight: La Follette Faculty and Students Conduct Living Lab Cost-Benefit Analysis of 100% Renewable Energy Options

This hands-on, real-world research will inform the Office of Sustainability about available options for improving campus sustainability and resilience.

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 …

Resilience Spotlights: Expanded Public-Private Partnership Sets Course to Improve Conditions and Usability of Dane County Lakes

Yahara CLEAN Compact members promote a culture of sustainability in recognition of how our natural environment contributes to the region’s economic vitality, recreational offerings, and local quality of life.

Resilience Spotlight: Health practitioners, educators and students declare climate change a public health emergency, unite to decarbonize health care

Health professionals on campus and from across the state of Wisconsin are battling the pandemic while taking action in recognition that the global climate crisis is another public health emergency – an emergency with no vaccine.

UW–Madison releases Resilience Commitment impact report

In the context of sustainability, resilience refers to the ability of institutions, infrastructure, and communities to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The Resilience Commitment, which was signed by Chancellor Blank in …