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Sustainability@Wisconsin, a new Web site created by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, provides a single entry point to programs, units, projects and groups at the university that significantly address sustainability — the concept of meeting humanity’s current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
When it comes to environmental impacts, no nation is an island. A recent study from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds that up to 15 percent of U.S. air pollution comes from Asian and European sources.
Stuart Hart, one of the world’s leading authorities on the implications of sustainable development and environmentalism for business strategy, will be the keynote speaker at a free public forum on business, environment and social responsibility.
Devon Peña, a scholar-activist who has studied social and environmental issues in Mexican-American communities of the West, will give a free public lecture Monday, Nov. 12.
What do the countries of Thailand, Uruguay and Ghana have in common? They all could become leading producers of the emerging renewable fuel known as biodiesel, says a study from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Peggy Shepard, a prominent environmental and health advocate for minority groups in New York City, will give a free public lecture Wednesday, October 24, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Ten University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students and their advisor will regroup in Madison during the first full week of August after spending the past two months in New Orleans, helping residents of the city's Lower Ninth Ward who hope to revitalize a natural treasure near the neighborhood ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Notable energy experts from across the United States and as far away as France will consider energy-production impacts and choices at a symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Relieving the growing congestion on interstate highways and city streets will require more than simply building additional roads. Engineering is part of the solution, but economic, political, social and environmental considerations also determine what can and should be done. That's the concept behind a new interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate program offered by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW–Madison.