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UW-Madison has long list of sustainability efforts. So why isn't it a 'green college'?

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

UW-Madison explores why they have not submitted an AASHE STARS report and why it is one of thee Big 10 schools not to make The Princeton Review's list. With ...

  • Posted Aug. 21, 2018
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Sorority Volunteers at Environmental Racism Panel, UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

As part of Earth Week, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability (OS) and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated partnered to present a documentary screening of Slawomir Grünberg's "Fenceline: A Company ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Bike Ride for Earth Week, UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

As part of Earth Week on the UW-Madison campus, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to run a ride that focused on teaching safe biking ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Zero Waste Pilot at Earth Day Conference, Madison, WI

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

UW-Madison Office of Sustainability (OS) interns Anna Weinberg, Ally Burg, and Noemy Serrano monitor a zero waste station during the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Earth Day Conference at Monona ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Clothing Swap at UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Office of Sustainability intern Katie Piel and Outreach Director for the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Sustainability Committee, Madalynne Bridge, hold piles of clothing donated for the ASM Clothing Swap ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Still Hungry and Homeless in College

  • Temple University (PA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This is the largest national survey assessing the basic needs security of university students. It is the HOPE Lab’s 3rd national survey; the other two focused on community colleges ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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AASHE Award Winner Webinar Series: Sustainability, Food Systems and Entrepreneurship

  • Temple University (PA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)

The food movement comes in many shapes and sizes. People wonder more now than ever, where does my food come from? How is it grown? Who grows it? Who has ...

  • Posted March 27, 2018
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Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainability: The Chemistry Connection

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

In the undergraduate curriculum, chemistry and sustainability connect easily and well. Topics in chemistry provide instructors with opportunities to engage students in learning about sustainability; similarly, topics in sustainability provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 12, 2018
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Expanding the Horizons of Campus Recycling: Addressing Expanded Polystyrene Waste at Three Institutions of Higher Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

College and university campuses strive to minimize waste and promote thoughtful disposal practices among campus residents. However, one material that presents unique challenges to sustainably manage is expanded polystyrene (EPS ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Refillable water bottles, reusable bags, and bicycle lights: Is sustainability swag sustainable?

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

When students arrive on your campus, perhaps they find a refillable water bottle in their residence hall room. Or at new student orientation, perhaps they receive a reusable bag with ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Comparing Move Out Programs: Sharing Perspectives on Waste Diversion, Campus & Community Collaboration, & Sustainability Goals.

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Be part of an interactive discussion where 4 universities share their move out program from the perspectives of Housing, Sustainability, Facilities & Surplus & learn ways to advance sustainability, reuse ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Campus and Community Involvement in Move-Out Programs

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)
  • AASHE (PA)

Classes end and our students vacate the rooms in their residence halls, cleaning up so that other students may become the new occupants. In the process, students discard lots of ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2017
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Environmental education for the masses: lessons from a large, general enrollment environmental studies course

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

One critical tool for creating an environmentally literate citizenry is to reach students other than those in environmental-related majors in the form of the university-level large introductory environmental studies course ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2017
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...


Shared place and space: a comparison of two interdisciplinary graduate programs

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Interdisciplinary training has an important role to play in environmental research, but what aspects of interdisciplinary training are most helpful for graduate students as they seek to define themselves as ...


AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Sustainability, Food Systems and Entrepreneurship

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Temple University (PA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

The food movement comes in many shapes and sizes. People wonder more now than ever, where does my food come from? How is it grown? Who grows it? Who has ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Campus and Community Involvement in Move-Out Waste Reduction Programs

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Move-Out! Classes end and our students vacate the rooms in their residence halls, cleaning up so that other students may become the new occupants. In the process, students discard lots ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Enhancing sustainability awareness among university students: Effects of facilitated discussion groups and peer-to-peer learning

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This presentation will describe and analyze the Climate Knowledge Project, an effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to link together climate research, sustainability education, and student engagement programs. Beginning in ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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UW–Madison Receipt Reduction Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Over a span of two years, teams of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin–Madison eliminated mandatory receipt printing at campus dining centers, restaurants, markets, and cafes ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Promotion vs. Education in Choosing "Real Food"

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

The global agro-industrial system contributes to an abundance of human and ecological health problems from social injustices and public health issues to global warming and ecological degradation. In response to ...


Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement describes the contradictions, unrealized potential, and unrecognized urgency of the causes as well as the risks and rewards of ...


PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Purpose. This study evaluated the policy and built and recreation environmental supports for physical activity on 13 university campuses.

Design. Environmental audit survey.

Setting. Thirteen U.S. universities, 2009.

Subjects ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Evaluation of the Food Store Environment on and Near the Campus of 15 Postsecondary Institutions

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Tuskegee University (AL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose. This study evaluated the food stores on and near postsecondary campuses varying in institutional size.

Design. The design of the study is an environmental audit survey.

Setting. Fifteen U ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Advancing Mutual FM/Academic Goals through Strategic Partnerships

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Universities have long been places for intense dialogue about sustainability issues. However, the emerging paradigm is that dialogue alone is insufficient for addressing the challenges of environmental, economic, and social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using History to Build the Sustainable Campus of the Future: Three Case Studies on the Waterways of Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Creating a campus-wide commitment to sustainability begins with cultivating a sense of place. As campus communities learn to value their places, their landscapes, and neighborhoods, they build dedication to preservation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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NWF's Campus Environment 2008 National Survey Findings

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

It has been seven years since NWF Campus Ecology's last national survey, and much has changed in the landscape of campus environmental programs and practices. In early 2008, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Field Report for the Nelson Insitute for Environmental Studies Carbon Footprint Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

This project examines the carbon footprint of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (NI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of the NI Carbon Footprint Project is to provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Moving Campuses Beyond Coal

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Sierra Club (DC)

Across the country, 63 institutes of higher education currently burn coal in an on-campus facility to generate steam, electric power, or both. Many of these schools have signed the American ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers an undergraduate option in environmental engineering. Students taking the environmental engineering option will earn an ABET-accredited BS degree in civil engineering. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The aim of the civil and environmental engineering program is to develop leaders in education, industry, and government who can use their acquired skills to improve society. The program provides ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Chemistry & Technology

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Environmental Chemistry and Technology program offers advanced instruction and research training in environmental chemistry and environmental technology leading to the master of science and the doctor of philosophy. A ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Business, Environment & Social Responsibility

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment, and Social Responsibility (BESR) offers a suite of courses addressing the interrelations between business and its natural and social environment.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Dual Degree in Law & Environmental Studies

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is an inter-college unit created in 1970 to promote and enhance interdisciplinary environmental science instruction, research, and outreach. Students in the Dual Degree Program ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Agroecology

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Agroecology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is oriented toward three trends facing agricultural and food systems: the increasingly multifunctional landscape, changing meanings of scientific expertise, and the virtues ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The aim of the civil and environmental engineering program is to develop leaders in education, industry, and government who can use their acquired skills to improve society. The program provides ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program (CBSD) empowers its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to advance effective and equitable strategies for conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable living ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Chemistry & Technology

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Environmental Chemistry and Technology program offers advanced instruction and research training in environmental chemistry and environmental technology leading to the master of science and the doctor of philosophy. A ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Sustainable Systems Engineering

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Master of Engineering: Sustainable Systems Engineering program focuses on preparing students to understand, analyze and drive change within your organization as it relates to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Learning Through Eating: Bringing Campus Dining Operations into an Introductory Environmental Science Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Sustainability initiatives in higher education often flourish as the result of cross-functionality of teaching, research, and operational staff. At the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Resources ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Climate Quest

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Climate Quest is a team-based challenge to design practical, high-impact solutions to mitigate or adapt to climate change. After launching in April 2014, 25 teams were selected from a pool ...


Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a world-class research facility that houses twin interdisciplinary institutes: the private, nonprofit Morgridge Institute for Research and the public, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. With ...

  • Posted July 24, 2012
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Education Building

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This project renovated nearly 71,000 GSF of the existing Education Building including a 37,000 GSF replacement and a four story addition. This project also included the reconstruction of ...

  • Posted July 24, 2012
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We Conserve: A Campus Wide Campaign

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The University of Wisconsin - Madison initiated the aggressive We Conserve program in 2006 to further strengthen its environmental stewardship practices and to promote education and motivation to the community on ...


9 kW Rooftop Array: Visitor Center

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Visitor Center (previously the McKay Natural Awareness Center) was constructed in 1977, with a 16,000-square foot addition built in 2001. Solar thermal panels provide 40 percent of the ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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