As of August 2022, UW–Madison has relaunched a food waste collection program on a trial-run basis. After receiving tremendous support from the campus community following the cessation of the previous composting program, the UW Zero …
Campus users respond to food waste survey
On August 4th, 2021, the Office of Sustainability informed campus users of changes to the UW–Madison food waste collection program. As part of the announcement, a survey was circulated to assess the thoughts, opinions, …
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 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 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.
Office of Sustainability welcomes expertise in energy and resource management
The UW–Madison Office of Sustainability strengthened its capacity to advance sustainability across campus with the hire of two staff members in early 2020. Josh Arnold now serves as Campus Energy Advisor, while Travis Blomberg serves …
Final words of advice for finals week
May 10, 2016 | by Sarah Olson As the stress of finals week sets in, it’s easy to forget basic rules for success: eat healthy meals, sleep regularly, take breaks. But these healthy habits will …
Guide to farmers’ markets in Madison
While the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Capitol Square is widely known, there are local markets every day of the week across the county. Explore what’s in season, when, where to find it, and how …
Biking safely on campus
Bicyclists are required by state law to follow the same rules of the road as a motor vehicle. Follow these tips from UWPD to stay safe while getting around campus.
6 resolutions for a more sustainable year
January 5, 2016 | by Sarah Olson Do you have a sustainability goal this year? Consider these resolutions as you set your sights on a healthier, happier, and less wasteful year.