Tag Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

New Web site a guide to sustainability efforts

January 16, 2008

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.

Foreign ozone emissions lower U.S. air quality

December 13, 2007

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.

Sustainability strategist speaks at business forum

October 31, 2007

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.

Speaker to explore environmental justice in Latino communities

October 31, 2007

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.

Researchers examine world’s potential to produce biodiesel

October 24, 2007

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.

New York environmental justice advocate to speak Oct. 24

October 16, 2007

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.

Students aid New Orleans restoration project

July 27, 2007

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.

Symposium explores ‘clean’ energy sources

April 28, 2006

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.

Interdisciplinary dimension new to UW transportation program

February 26, 2003

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.