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Monthly Conference Calls

Similar to the UW System Annual meetings, the purpose of the monthly conference calls are to share updates, mention topics relevant to the group, ask for the group’s feedback, discuss ongoing projects, etc. These are considered “open meetings” welcoming any interested individuals to participate.  

Conference calls occur on the first Tuesday of every month from 1-2 PM. An email will be sent to the listserv prior to calls including instructions for joining the call, link to the agenda, and link to the meeting minutes. To join, call the phone number listed below and enter the participant code when prompted. 

Phone Number: 1-855-947-8255

Participant Passcode: 5254 223#

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Join our Listserv

Join our listserv group to make general announcements and inquiries related to UW System Sustainability. 

Anyone is welcome to join and utilize this listserv including staff, faculty, and students. You must be a member of the listserv in order to use it. After joining, you can send or “post” a message to the listserv by sending an email to Type the message body of the email as you would a regular email. It will be sent to the entire contact list as is. To join the listserv, email Wesley Enterline,

Past UW System Sustainability Meetings

UW System Sustainability 101

Join UW-Stevens Point Sustainability Coordinator, Dave Barbier, and UW-Whitewater Sustainability Director, Wesley Enterline, as they revisit the beginnings and explore the current state of UW System’s collaborative sustainability efforts. This presentation is great for those interested in learning more about who we are as professionals, what we do together, and how you can get involved.

Campus Updates Discussion

Discover the latest sustainability initiatives from around the UW system.

UW System Sustainability Representative’s Goals

UW-Milwaukee’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Kate Nelson, will provide updates and facilitate a discussion on setting goals for this working groups efforts in UW System.

UW System STARS: Shared Responses and Peer Review

The STARS Working Group will provide a history of their shared approach to STARS, share the STARS Shared Response Repository, highlight some of their favorite STARS credits, explain the peer review process/ proposal, and identify what they’ve learned this past year, and finally invite meeting attendees to discuss STARS and ask any questions they might have.

Working Groups Check-in and Updates

During this time the group discusses the UW System Sustainability Working Groups that were formed at last year’s meeting (Climate Change/Advocacy, Energy, STARS, System Goals, Annual System Meeting, and System Sustainability Position). We will utilize this time to talk about the group’s successes and struggles and explore opportunities to dissolve, reorganize, or establish new working groups including joining or leaving working groups.

Climate Change and Clean Energy with Maria Redmond

In 2020, Maria Redmond came on as the state of Wisconsin’s Director of Sustainability and Clean Energy. Maria will share her thoughts on taking on this new role and what the future holds.

How Will Climate Change Impact Wisconsin?

Climate scientist and professor of UW-Whitewater, Dr. John Frye, will discuss the reality of recent climate events occurring throughout the country as well as in the state of Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater’s professor, Dr. Eric Compas, and student researcher, Eric Passler, will also join to assess the future of agriculture and winter recreation in Wisconsin using surveys and downscaled climate change models.

Plastics Recycling: Where Do We Go From Here?

Plastics dumped in the ocean?! Recycling going to the landfill?! In this session, we’ll be breaking down facts vs fiction in the current recycling market and present action steps to move your recycling programs forward.

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