The Royal Flush: Sending less water and money down the drain

In 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Johnny Uelmen applied for the Green Fund—a program of the Office of Sustainability that awards money to student-developed projects that reduce the environmental impact and operating costs of …

University Housing Sustainability Coordinator Makes Green Living a “Common Practice”

For about two weeks in the middle of May, you can find University Housing Sustainability Coordinator Breana Nehls behind the wheel of an F-250 pickup truck, rumbling through narrow service driveways and parking alongside Move …

Earth Week 2019 Highlights Campus Partnerships and Opportunities

What does environmental injustice mean, and how does it manifest in Madison? How does one create an activist campaign to address climate change? Let’s say you tear your favorite jeans—how do you stitch them up …

Bringing Sustainability to Light: New Solar Array Installed on Gordon Dining & Event Center

As spring returns to campus, UW-Madison has another reason to look forward to sunny weather. Following a year of research, project development, partnership building, and coordination, the Gordon Dining & Event Center now features a …

Teaching Fellow Teachers About UW’s “Living Model for Sustainability”

“The University of Wisconsin–Madison will be a living model for sustainability, exemplifying values and actions that demonstrate our commitment to stewardship of resources, respect for place and the health and well-being of the broader community, …

University Housing Dining Culinary Service’s Ticket to Take Out Program Makes To-Go Food Environmentally Friendly

Beginning in Fall 2018, all University Housing Dining Markets at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will move to a reusable to-go container program for all carry-out food. Learn more about the Ticket to Take Out program …

Uelmen’s Green Fund Project Predicts Massive Savings for University Housing

Johnny Uelmen was one of the first applicants to the UW-Madison Green Fund, a program that supports student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of on-campus facilities. Uelemen, a former graduate student …