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Our University of Wisconsin institutions have produced a long legacy of environmental awareness and stewardship that has greatly influenced human ethics, laws and practices, extending well beyond the boundaries of the state to the entire planet. This legacy can be found in the writings of Muir and Leopold, the laws of Gaylord Nelson, our university system’s diverse research and academic disciplines, and the dedication of our faculty, students, and staff to carry these ideas and commitments forward.  
As a result, it is our desire as a system of university institutions, that our commitments and behaviors be ecologically sound, economically efficient, and socially responsible now, and for future generations to come. We see a sustainable future for our system where:

  • students, faculty and staff develop a shared ethic of responsibility;
  • our statewide commitment to the environment is honored; and
  • sustainable principles, practices and values are infused into the culture of our institutions as they continue to change and grow.
October 16-17, 2014 UW System Sustainability Meeting
Agenda and Registration

Campus Sustainability Websites

Campus Website

Sustainability Contact


UW-Eau Claire

 Christina Hupy

UW-Green Bay

Laurie Case

UW-La Crosse

Dan Sweetman


Frank Kooistra
Sabrina Bradshaw
Dwayne Williams


Kate Nelson


Brian Kermath


Don Kolbe


Amy Seeboth

UW-River Falls

Bethany Gapinski

UW-Stevens Point

Dave Barbier


Sarah Rykal


Tom Fennessey


Wesley Enterline

UW Colleges

Steve Wildeck


Maria Alvarez-Stroud

UW System

Eileen Norby
Greta Iliev
Greg Wanek
Helen Klebesadel
Ruth Ginzberg



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UW System System Sustainability Meetings

coordinators  students

UW System Surplus Page

Student Sustainability Groups

Sustain Quarterly Newsletters
*2012 UW System Green Energy Summit SlideshowPDF Icon
*2013 UW System Sustainability Summit SlideshowPDF Icon
*Campus Sustainability Efforts Matrix (April 2014)PDF Icon


External Sustainability Sites

AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

UW AASHE Members: UW Colleges, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW System, UW Whitewater

ACUPCC - American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment

AROW - Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin

BMRA - Building Materials Reuse Association

Call2Recycle - Rechargeable Battery Recycling

EPA Food Recovery Challenge

EPA Game Day Challenge

Focus on Energy

NACUBO - Sustainability Page for National Association of College and University Business Officers

NACUFS - The National Association of College & University Food Service

National Recycling Coalition

Recycle More Wisconsin


Responsible Purchasing Network

SHWEC - Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability

USCC - U.S. Composting Council

UW-Extension Sustainable Communities Capacity Center

WasteCap - Resource Solutions

WI LEED Certified Buildings



*For more information please contact: Eileen Norby, (608) 262-8252
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Last updated: September 17, 2014