Office of Sustainability student interns partner with Texas Woman’s University team to achieve Zero Waste

Interns Catie McDonald and Riley Collins collaborated with students, staff, and faculty at Texas Woman’s University to help make the 2020 Sci-Southwest Regional Symposium a zero-waste event, which means 90% or more waste was diverted …

New year, new certifications: Office of Sustainability interns continue to expand campus partnerships

In June 2020, the Office of Sustainability (OS) undergraduate intern program will welcome its newest cohort of undergraduate student employees. Alongside several veteran interns who are returning for a second year, the new interns will …

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 …

Several Hundred People, 11 Pounds of Trash: A Successful Zero Waste Pilot on Earth Day

“Zero waste”—it’s an idea that can feel slightly naïve in our consumerist culture. Nearly everything we do produces waste of some kind. And when large groups of people gather for an all-day event—say, hundreds of …