UW System Campus Profiles
This page features individual campus sustainability program descriptions, primary sustainability contacts, primary surplus contacts, website information, social media profiles, and more.
Review the UW System Sustainability Communication Guidelines for more information about contacting UW System Sustainability staff and students.
Campus Profiles Directory
- UW-Eau Claire
- UW-Green Bay
- UW-La Crosse
- UW-River Falls
- UW-Stevens Point
Our Student Office of Sustainability (S.O.S.) is one of nine commissions within our Student Senate. Our general assembly of students meets on a weekly basis to discuss the allocation of “The Green Fund” – a budget of roughly 184,000 dollars in student segregated fees. These funds are allocated to foster sustainability in our campus community through innovation, education, and foundational improvements. Campus community members are invited to submit proposals for consideration by the body requesting funding for initiatives that benefit our students through sustainability.
STUDENT OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY WEBSITE – SURPLUS WEBSITE – AASHE STARS Profile – FACEBOOK
- Brian Drollinger, Director of Risk Management, Safety and Sustainability
- Matt Haller, Inventory Control Coordinator
Sustainability at UW-Green Bay, where “green” is more than a part of our name. Whether you look at the vast natural areas on campus, our educational philosophy, or our history – dedicating ourselves to a sustainable future has been important here ever since our founding. Our dedication to sustainability is part of our University’s select mission statement, it’s part of our history as Eco U, it’s part of every student’s general education classroom experience, and it’s part of how we look at what we want to accomplish now and in the future as part of our continuing campus strategy.
- John Arendt, Director of Environmental Management and Business Institute
- Colleen Cowling, Receiving Area Coordinator
Sustainability is a spectrum, not a destination. We are not here to define the word. We are here to live up to it.
The idea of sustainability is fluid, changing over time and meaning different things to different people. We, the University of Wisconsin La Crosse community, define sustainability as being both a local and global interaction between economy, environment, and society. Through education and programming, we will provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with the knowledge and skills to be environmentally responsible citizens who consider the effects of their actions and the actions of others around them.
SUSTAINABILITY WEBSITE – SURPLUS WEBSITE – AASHE STARS PROFILE – Facebook
- Dan Sweetman, Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager
- Barbara Spangler, Inventory Control Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin–Madison works to integrate and enhance research and education efforts in sustainability science and practice across all parts of campus. UW–Madison has a long history of scholarship in a broad range of topics relevant to sustainability, from using recycled industrial materials in infrastructure to ensuring the sustainability of rural agricultural communities. Creating solutions for the sustainability challenges of the future will require dynamic teams and a comprehensive approach that addresses sustainability problems such as water, finance, energy, health, food, and community. Addressing these challenges will require an educated workforce that is trained to consider sustainability broadly.
- Missy Nergard, Director of Sustainability
- Matt Thies, SWAP Operations Supervisor
Stewardship of resources that promote sustainability, prosperity, and equity for all in the local and global communities.
The Office of Sustainability at UW-Milwaukee, founded in 2008, assesses, supports, and drives sustainability initiatives across campus operations, student life, and throughout academic affairs. By building cross-campus and community collaborations, integrating sustainability into campus planning initiatives, assessing impacts over the long term, and working from our own sense of place and purpose, UW-Milwaukee manages its resources wisely and makes sustainability relevant to its teaching and research mission
- Kate Nelson, Chief Sustainability Officer
- Lindsay Frost, Surplus Manager
With a deep sense of responsibility and the increasingly common vision of resilient, prosperous communities, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to progressively reducing its ecological footprint and fashioning a durable and better world through its academic mission. Our innovations in sustainability at UW Oshkosh are being integrated into all university functions and operations. Our actions involve reducing consumption and wastes, generating and purchasing renewable energy, curbing pollution, green building and purchasing, sustainable landscapes, and infusing sustainability into the curriculum, outreach, and research.
- Brad Spanbauer, Sustainability Coordinator
- Troy Hart, Manager of Services – UWO Postal/Document/Receiving Services
Much like higher education, sustainability is about investing in the future. Sustainability it is fundamentally about helping make sure that we don’t deplete the resources needed by humans of tomorrow. It is not a state that we can simply “achieve,” but it is a way of life that we constantly can work to improve upon. Every individual at UW-Platteville has the gift to make our campus a more sustainable place, simply through the actions that they choose to take!
UW-Platteville’s sustainability work is rooted in the concept that every individual can strive to live sustainably and through doing so, have a positive impact on their own lives, our campus, and the entire planet.
To this end, the UW-Platteville Office of Sustainability works across campus to educate and build awareness of sustainability, inspire and motivate our community to be sustainable, and research and implement best sustainability practices in our campus operations.
- VACANT, Sustainability Coordinator
- VACANT, Waste Minimization Coordinator
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls endeavors to engage students, faculty, staff and the wider community, through hands-on educational and volunteer opportunities, to further expand our shared integrity as socially, economically, and environmentally responsible citizens.
- Mark Klapatch, Sustainability Coordinator
- Mark Klapatch, Sustainability Coordinator
UW-Stevens Point is committed to sustainability and its practice in our daily operations. Sustainability is the human enterprise of living to meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations, and to be ecologically sound, socially just, culturally affirming, politically doable and economically viable. We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through such measures as resource recovery (recycling), composting food waste, energy reduction and continually exploring ideas to promote and support sustainability initiatives.
- Dave Barbier, Sustainability Coordinator
- Kelly Pickett, Surplus Property Office Manager
We coordinate and manage UW-Stout’s sustainability priorities and projects, from energy to waste to transportation and much more. We work to engage students and staff in our campus’ many sustainability initiatives, to build a culture of sustainability at UW-Stout.
- VACANT, Sustainability Manager
- Steve Soden, Materials Management Supervisor
Sustainability programs at UW–Whitewater are designed to improve the education and awareness of environmental sustainability issues through infusion in academic programs, student life, campus operations, and local communities. Efforts include guest lectures, themed tours, and hands-on student projects that leverage the campus as a living laboratory for studying sustainability issues and solutions. Students are also encouraged to engage in co-curricular activities designed to foster consideration of their own practices and to have a positive impact through educational events and community service projects.
- Wesley Enterline, Sustainability Coordinator
- Josh Filer, Inventory Control Supervisor