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 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. …
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.
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.
Resilience Spotlight: Creating climate-ready communities in Wisconsin
University and community experts are coming together to make Madison a climate-ready community.
Great World Texts Program Revisits “Silent Spring” and the Legacy of Rachel Carson
On a Monday in early April, hundreds of high school students from across the state of Wisconsin woke up early and took buses to Union South for an entire day of discussion about Rachel Carson’s …
App links low-income residents with services
Health Links, a student-designed smartphone app, helps connect low-income Madisonians with critical community resources such as food pantries, shelters, and health centers.
Castillo wins Bucky’s Award in sustainability
UW–Madison senior Maria Castillo received the Conservation and Sustainability Award at the Bucky’s Award Ceremony Sunday evening. The ceremony is a recognition event hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Student Leadership Program. The Conservation and …
UniverCity Year extends to Dane County
UniverCity is now seeking faculty and staff interested in partnering on projects in economic development, affordable housing, county service use, and water quality.