At UW–Madison Earth Fest, Thousands Come Together to Celebrate the Planet — and Ensure Its Future

Community events, lectures by renowned climate experts, and a major announcement of new sustainability hires highlighted the week of programming hosted by the Nelson Institute and Office of Sustainability.

Exploring the Intersection Between Storytelling and Science: From the Office of Sustainability to the Milwaukee Water Commons

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

15 Ways Students Can Get Involved with UW–Madison’s New Sustainability Goals

In February 2024, Chancellor Mnookin announced a groundbreaking commitment to sustainability. Mnookin laid out five goals across fields of sustainability that will guide UW–Madison over the next two decades: achieve net-zero emissions by 2048, create …

14 Must-See Earth Fest Events

After hosting Earth Week for the last six years, the Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies to launch Earth Fest, an annual celebration of Earth Day filled with over …

“To meet people where they are at”: Audrey Stanton’s research studies the benefits of work-from-home

This article, by Changhao Yan, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students …

Studying manure so you don’t have to: Rebecca Larson’s research on biofuels and sustainable protocols

This article, by Brittney Davidson, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students …

“Peeling back the layers of the onion”: Tracey Holloway’s use of computer models to study air pollutants

This article, by Rachel King, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students interviewed …

Where are they now? Winston Thompson interviews Cathy Middlecamp

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 …